Entries from December 2011

Preview: New Orleans Hornets (0-0) at Phoenix Suns (0-0)

December 26th, 2011 · 8 Comments

New Orleans Hornets 85, Phoenix Suns 84 The New Orleans Hornets could be battling this season just to keep their heads above water and out of the cellar in the Western Conference. But even after the Chris Paul trade rocked the roster from the year prior, the Hornets don’t think they should be counted out, and […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Marcin Gortat · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns Preview · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns hope continuity makes a difference during shortened season

December 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — In the short month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ve gone from thinking there would be no NBA season to enjoying a made-for-TV quintuple-header. In that time general managers have cobbled together rosters on the fly and coaches have rushed through training camps that were equal parts conditioning and implementing new schemes. Franchises have […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 2011-12 season predictions

December 25th, 2011 · 12 Comments

As noted on our season preview show of ValleyoftheSuns Live, many ifs surround the 2011-12 version of the Phoenix Suns. In this season preview edition of 5-on-5, we tell you how we think some of those ifs will shake out before making our preseason picks of the Suns’ record. Who is the Suns’ most important player […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

The NBA used car lot

December 24th, 2011 · 5 Comments

During the Seven Seconds or Less era the Phoenix Suns were compared by many to a Formula 1 Ferrari. Very fast, but only if handled by a professional at the peak of his powers (Steve Nash). Given this is such an apt way to describe an NBA team, why not break down the entire league […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns

ValleyoftheSuns adds three talented writers to diverse staff

December 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — ValleyoftheSuns.com officially announced the additions of three talented writers to its 2011-12 staff today, according to a press release. You may already be familiar with the work of Kevin Zimmerman, Andrew Lynch and Ryan Weisert, who give us our deepest staff yet and just as importantly provide us with a full five […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · TrueHoop Network

External expectations for Phoenix Suns unusually low

December 23rd, 2011 · 24 Comments

The national media and computer projections sleeping on the Suns has become an annual tradition, but never have the predictions come in so low during the Nash era. In years past the above statement meant picking the Suns just outside the playoffs or at the very bottom of the West playoff picture. This year it […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Marcin Gortat · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis