Entries from May 2012

Phoenix Suns 2012 NBA Draft Preview: Options at No. 13 and who to select

May 31st, 2012 · 54 Comments

Last year Lance Blanks’ NBA Draft duties were simple: select the best available power forward. With Steve Nash at point, Marcin Gortat and Robin Lopez anchoring the five spot, and more wing options than a menu at Zipps Sports Grill, it wasn’t difficult to pinpoint Phoenix’s biggest area of need. Blanks, Lon Babby, Alvin Gentry […]

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NBA Draft Lottery 2012: Phoenix Suns once again get No. 13 pick

May 30th, 2012 · 26 Comments

For the second year in a row, the NBA Draft Lottery ping pong balls relegated the Phoenix Suns to select at the 13th overall position in the NBA Draft. With a 0.6 percent chance to win the Anthony Davis sweepstakes via the No. 1 pick, the Suns missed out on the first three picks that […]

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Phoenix Suns face long odds of moving up from 13

May 29th, 2012 · 35 Comments

For one night Suns fans can forget the apparent doom and gloom of their favorite team’s future and hope that the odds are ever in their favor in a way that could change the direction of the franchise. Wednesday night is draft lottery night in New York (5 p.m. MST on ESPN), so with one […]

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Shannon Brown provided solid scoring punch, but the Suns should not re-sign him

May 28th, 2012 · 21 Comments

PHOENIX — Shannon Brown signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Phoenix Suns last winter in large part to earn a bigger, long-term deal this offseason. The thinking for Brown, 26, was that he could really show off his skills playing next to Steve Nash in the Suns’ open offense after putting himself on […]

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Ronnie Price ‘would love to be back,’ could be ideal deep reserve

May 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Ronnie Price has played seven NBA seasons, yet he’s still searching for a defined role in the league. As John Hollinger wrote in his player profile before the season, Price is an “athletic guard who lacks a position,” which is why he was relegated to the bench once Sebastian Telfair found a level […]

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Robin Lopez a priority for the Suns, but what will they spend to keep him?

May 25th, 2012 · 27 Comments

PHOENIX — Robin Lopez followed up his disaster 2010-11 season in which he averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 boards with a 2011-12 campaign in which he produced 5.4 and 3.3. He played only 14 minutes a game, didn’t start a single contest, shot a career-low 46.1 percent the field and corralled 13.2 percent of the […]

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