7 seconds or less will be a series of short posts that are just too long to be tweets, but to short to be considered legit.
Delays suck. Cancellations of NBA games suck even more, especially when considering that we’re losing 7 games filled with Steve Nash awesomeness. But, from a cynical fans point of view, this whole mess isn’t as bad as it seems. Not only does Steve Nash’s back get some extended rest, but the Suns manage to avoid a few games with some major Western enemies — the Thunder, Lakers, Grizz and Blazers. While the 3 games lost with beatable teams (Minny, Indiana and Milwuakee) might hurt a bit, note that all of them are not push arounds (see Cleveland, Toronto, etc.)
Of course, this is assuming the games aren’t pushed to a later date, and this is a question I’ve heard conflicting reports about. If they are, expect a few back-to-backs and some Nash fatigue. If they don’t, yipee.
In fact, I dare say, the shorter the season, the better. The Suns have glued, they’ve been rolling towards the season, and the addition of Markieff Morris should be a a rather underwhelming, but yet hand-in-glove fit for the system ran by Alvin Gentry. A 65-70 game season should allow the Suns to rest Nash and (the hopefully resigned) Hill, while still allowing the Suns younglings to advance appropriately.
All that said, if the games are not rescheduled, I’m happy. Avoiding playoff teams is always nice when you’re in the playoff hunt.
That’s all for now. I’ll update you on the Suns lockout prospects as more unfolds. I’ll also write a few Free Agency rants, and give you a few overseas contracted players who I’d love to see on the Suns, if they hadn’t been locked up in Europe. Hint, Ian Segovia wrote a beautiful article about one of them for Saving The Sky Hook.