Entries from September 2011

ValleyoftheSuns podcast with Nerd Numbers’ Dre Alvarez

September 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Dre Alvarez from the Wages of Wins Network blog NerdNumbers.com joined me on the ValleyoftheSuns podcast to discuss what the Wins Produced stat tells us about the Suns as well as the Second Seconds or Less era and how Phoenix should go about reloading for next season. Dre feels one of the biggest reasons people see […]

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Rick Welts steps down as Suns president, CEO for personal reasons

September 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

After a career defined by putting work over his personal life, Rick Welts made a move toward the personal side by resigning from his post as Phoenix Suns president and CEO on Friday after nine years as a top Suns executive. Welts, who sent shockwaves through the sport by becoming the first major sports executive […]

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Gani Lawal takes his talents to Poland

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

The NBA lockout has already prevented Marcin Gortat from playing for his home country Poland in EuroBasket play, but if it is not resolved soon it will allow fellow Suns big man Gani Lawal to play Polish basketball this year. Lawal became the first Sun to commit to overseas play by signing a deal with […]

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Markieff Morris considering Europe, China if lockout continues

September 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Phoenix Suns rookie forward Markieff Morris is still considering playing overseas, according to Morris’ agent Tony Dutt, who said conversations with a couple of the top teams in Europe and China are “ongoing” in an email to ValleyoftheSuns Tuesday. Morris had previously been connected to defending Euroleague champion Greece Panathinaikos so it’s not surprising that top […]

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Justin Bieber crosses up Steve Nash, lockout hits home for Jared Dudley

September 5th, 2011 · 11 Comments

It’s generally not national news when a point guard blows by Steve Nash on the way to the hoop. But when that point guard is teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, that story gets more than its fair share of play. A nine-second clip of Bieber crossing over Nash off a pick on his way to […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Hakim Warrick setting up Philly-Baltimore game, Jared Dudley shares stance on NBA lockout

September 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

With the lockout still casting a dark shadow over the NBA and its fans, players are taking matters into their own hands in order to stay sharp and keep the fans engaged. Phoenix Suns forward Hakim Warrick wants in on the action. The Philadelphia native told ESPN’s Marc Stein that he and his former Syracuse […]

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