Entries from June 2011

Phoenix Suns talked Steve Nash to Minnesota trade, according to ESPN report, but Babby denies possibility

June 22nd, 2011 · 15 Comments

Amid a flurry of rumors involving trade talk between the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves, one truth rises to the surface: the Phoenix Suns would love to showcase Derrick Williams as their star of the future. But equally clear is the unlikelihood that the two sides will comes to an agreement. ESPN’s Marc Stein and […]

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Tags: Draft · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Steve Nash

ValleyoftheSuns podcast — Draft edition

June 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

In this NBA Draft edition of the ValleyoftheSuns podcast, Michael Schwartz and Mike Schmitz discuss the prospects likely to be available when the Suns’ No. 13 overall pick comes up as well as some other moves the team can make this offseason and the importance of this draft to the new front office.

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Podcasts

Bismack Biyombo 2011 NBA Draft: Strengths and Weaknesses

June 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments

Here’s a look at some other Suns draft prospects: Klay Thompson Marcus Morris Jimmer Fredette Tristan Thompson Jordan Hamilton Markieff Morris

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns select Tristan Thompson in TrueHoop Network mock draft

June 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

With the 13th overall pick in the 2011 TrueHoop Network mock draft, the Phoenix Suns select …….. Tristan Thompson, forward out of the University of Texas. The Suns could go a number of ways in this draft, be it a point guard of the future, high-scoring wing or quality big man, but if they had […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Tristan Thompson the big winner on John Hollinger’s Draft Rater, Suns rumors flying as draft approaches

June 21st, 2011 · 7 Comments

Although Tristan Thompson’s PAWS 40 numbers do not impress, John Hollinger’s Player Rater ranks him as perhaps the steal of the draft. Hollinger slots Thompson third overall on his big board thanks to a 16.21 rating that bettered any other prospect in the class (Hollinger still has Irving and D-Will above him, though). Hollinger notes […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Robin Lopez · Vince Carter

Lon Babby, Lance Blanks and the Phoenix Suns need a stellar 2011 NBA Draft

June 20th, 2011 · 16 Comments

The Phoenix Suns desperately need to hit a home run with the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, not just for the team’s slowly dwindling future, but for its oft-criticized front office as well. Ever since Lon Babby and Lance Blanks joined forces to replace Steve Kerr, there have been very few victories in terms of […]

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Tags: Draft · Lance Blanks · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis