Entries from May 2012

A discussion on the Phoenix Suns’ offseason

May 6th, 2012 · 35 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following is a free-flowing conversation between Michael Schwartz and Kevin Zimmerman on the Phoenix Suns’ options this offseason. Michael Schwartz: Two seasons ago the Phoenix Suns faced a franchise-altering summer and came away with a slew of overpriced role players after Amare Stoudemire departed. The Suns are embarking on another critical offseason in […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

ValleyoftheSuns Live: Season wrap-up show

May 5th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Join the ValleyoftheSuns team as we wrap up the 2011-12 season and look ahead to the offseason. Bring questions!

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Video Blog

Phoenix Suns in no hurry to make a splash, plan on ‘disciplined’ approach to rebuilding team into a contender

May 3rd, 2012 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Lon Babby wants the Phoenix Suns to be an elite team. To him, that defines a squad “that’s going to legitimately compete for championships every year.” “That’s what we aspire to, that’s what we work towards every single day that we’re here,” he said. In actuality, the Suns are a .500 team after […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Future · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Babby talks Steve Nash’s future and five reasons why he wasn’t traded

May 2nd, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — For an hour on Wednesday afternoon, Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby talked with the local media about everything from this past season to the future ahead. We’ll be breaking down a number of issues, but let’s get to the pressing matters first. Steve Nash is that pressing matter, and Babby […]

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Tags: Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Amare Stoudemire’s New York misery and a look back at the Summer of 2010 with hindsight

May 2nd, 2012 · 23 Comments

I feel bad for Amare Stoudemire. Today he was rightly lambasted for being on the wrong end of a fight with a fire extinguisher, as The Wall Stree Journal so colorfully illustrates. The resulting laceration of his palm likely ends his season two or three games early and puts the Knicks one more player down […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

The pressure is on Lance Blanks and Lon Babby in the Phoenix Suns’ offseason of uncertainty

May 1st, 2012 · 39 Comments

Fans of the Phoenix Suns aren’t used to this feeling of uncertainty, one that metaphorically can be explained as a hole leading to the future that’s too dark to make anything out. It’s probably because the Suns haven’t been in this position for a long time. Eight years ago, Bryan Colangelo was the general manager […]

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Tags: Fans · Free Agency · Lance Blanks · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis