Entries from June 2012

Despite criticisms, Austin Rivers has superstar qualities

June 15th, 2012 · 8 Comments

For his entire life Austin Rivers has been under the microscope. From “Doc’s Kid” to nation’s top high school prospect to leading scorer at arguably the most storied basketball program in the country, Rivers is no stranger to the spotlight. He’s been faced with enormous expectations since he was a young lad, and while praise has come […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns could add instant offense if Jeremy Lamb falls to No. 13

June 13th, 2012 · 9 Comments

There are plenty of knocks on former UConn shooting guard Jeremy Lamb. At 179 pounds most say he’s too thin. Some say he disappears in games. Others think his shy and reserved personality is partially to blame for UConn’s disjointed season a year ago. But for all the criticisms and shortcomings, there’s one thing Lamb can […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Damian Lillard’s journey from overlooked point guard to lottery pick

June 12th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Born and raised in Oakland, Calif., Damian Lillard grew up yearning to one day become the next great point guard to come out of the basketball mecca known for producing floor general legends like Gary Payton and Jason Kidd. But despite a tireless work ethic and unquestioned drive to be great, Lillard’s chances of becoming […]

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Could Terrence Ross be exactly what the Phoenix Suns are looking for?

June 11th, 2012 · 22 Comments

Check out more of my NBA Draft videos at my YouTube Channel and at DraftExpress. Also follow me on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest video releases.  A week ago today Suns GM Lance Blanks stood in front of the Phoenix media and spoke about the team’s need to inject youth into […]

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Mickael Pietrus: One team’s trash is another’s treasure

June 10th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Last season Mickael Pietrus struggled to make much of an impact for a lottery Phoenix Suns team. This postseason he was the only reserve the Boston Celtics trusted with regular rotation minutes (once Avery Bradley went down and Ray Allen returned to the first unit at least), as the Celtics came a game short of […]

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The end could be near for Grant Hill

June 9th, 2012 · 19 Comments

Last offseason the Phoenix Suns used $6.5 million, the NBA’s top training staff, good friends Steve Nash and Alvin Gentry, and the Arizona sunshine to lure Grant Hill away from a handful of perennial playoff contenders. The 39-year-old was his usual self on the defensive end and in the locker room, but inconsistent offensive production along […]

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