Entries from August 2011

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ success presents hope for the Suns

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Before the 2011 baseball season started, nobody gave the Arizona Diamondbacks much of a chance of finishing any better than third or fourth in their own division. It made sense, as they were 27 games behind San Francisco in 2010 and 25 back of the Dodgers in 2009, and their offseason was more of an […]

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Matt Janning playing in Italy, hoping to return to NBA

August 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

In the NBA, no job is safe. The cliché saying “the NBA is a business” is prevalent for a reason, and it could take years to finally make it in the right situation at the right time. Matt Janning found that out last season when he signed a deal with the Phoenix Suns after the […]

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Zabian Dowdell offseason improvement video

August 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

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Marcin Gortat officially out of EuroBasket due to insurance issues, Jared Dudley to play in Impact league

August 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two weeks ago the Polish Basketball Federation announced that Marcin Gortat would miss EuroBasket 2011 because it could not secure adequate insurance for Gortat during the NBA lockout. At the time a last-minute insurance deal seemed possible although unlikely, but now less than a week away from the tipoff of EuroBasket Gortat’s agent Guy Zucker […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Q&A with Zabian Dowdell

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Basketball journeyman and Phoenix Suns point guard Zabian Dowdell recently told ValleyoftheSuns that he’s more motivated than ever heading into his second NBA season. In this exclusive Q&A, Dowdell expands on that ever-growing hunger while giving his take on the lockout, playing overseas, what the Suns need to compete in the Western Conference, and more. […]

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Zabian Dowdell hungrier than ever

August 21st, 2011 · 5 Comments

During Phoenix Suns media day last season, one NBA hopeful made his presence felt, not with imposing size or skill, but rather with words. In a room that featured a two-time MVP, a seven-time All-Star, and a two-time dunk champion, it was a 26-year-old rookie with zero NBA experience and no contract to his name […]

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