Entries from May 2012

How can the Phoenix Suns improve?

May 15th, 2012 · 28 Comments

PHOENIX — Everybody knows the Phoenix Suns need to improve. But the question is with a bundle of cap space, a late lottery pick and no stars aside from a certain 38-year-old free-agent point guard, what do the Suns need to vault back into contention after a couple of seasons just outside the playoff picture? […]

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Phoenix Suns still last team to come back from 3-1 deficit

May 14th, 2012 · 21 Comments

This week we once again learned how difficult it is to come back from a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-seven NBA series, something only eight teams have accomplished in NBA history. This year a whopping six teams found themselves in a 3-1 hole and two went home in Game 5, another two in Game 6 […]

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Channing Frye makes the Suns much better offensively

May 12th, 2012 · 12 Comments

By the time I reached the end of my 1500-word odyssey on Suns advanced stats from Thursday, I still could not get over the impact Channing Frye has seemed to make on the offensive side of the ball the past three years, even in a supposed down year this season when the jump shooter shot 41.6 […]

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The 2011-12 Phoenix Suns through advanced stats

May 10th, 2012 · 43 Comments

Thanks to the NBA’s great new stats tool, today we will delve deeper into the 2011-12 Phoenix Suns’ season with the help of advanced stats. The first half/second half offensive discrepancy The simplest reason why the Phoenix Suns were so bad in the first half of the season and so good in the second half […]

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Steve Nash named GM of Canada Basketball

May 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s common for NBA stars to play the part of de facto GM, demanding their team acquire better players or risk losing them. Before signing perhaps his last NBA contract this summer, Steve Nash announced that he has actually become a general manager — the GM of the Canadian men’s basketball team, that is. Nash, […]

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A tale of two seasons for the Phoenix Suns

May 8th, 2012 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX — A .500 season generally tells the tale of a mediocre team, yet the Phoenix Suns were anything but that this season. Instead they almost seemed to be two completely different squads based on their first- and second-half performances. The first-half Suns finished 14-20 and lost home games to the 21-45 Cavs, 21-45 Hornets, […]

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