Entries from August 2012

Michael Beasley’s estate sale has something for everybody

August 19th, 2012 · 14 Comments

So Michael Beasley was signed by the Phoenix Suns this offseason, and obviously that means he has to move to Arizona from Minnesota. But instead of bringing all of his belongings with him, Beasley apparently has set up an estate sale at his old home. Twitter users @jakenyberg (Jake Nyberg) and @ccfMRF (Dan Murphy) were kind enough […]

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Phoenix Suns’ future not as bleak as future power rankings say, although stars still needed

August 17th, 2012 · 42 Comments

It’s become a tradition for the Phoenix Suns to fare poorly in ESPN’s future power rankings, and the edition released this week provided no exception. The rankings by ESPN’s John Hollinger and Chad Ford slotted the Suns’ future 29th for the next three years thanks to a No. 28 ranking in players and No. 29 for […]

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Tags: Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Suns ‘just felt right’ for Jermaine O’Neal, who feels five years younger after offseason knee treatment

August 16th, 2012 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s long been assumed that Grant Hill will have a role waiting for him in the Phoenix Suns’ organization upon retirement, yet even during a summer in which he departed for the Los Angeles Clippers he still aided the Suns’ recruitment of a free agent. Back two and a half months ago when […]

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Tags: Jermaine O'Neal · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Steve Nash primed for title run after Dwight Howard trade

August 13th, 2012 · 29 Comments

It’s hard to believe anyone could be more excited about the Dwight Howard trade than Steve Nash. Suns fans don’t want to hear it, but if the Lakers weren’t on the short list of title contenders before the deal than they surely are now. Aside from age and injuries, the biggest argument being made against […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

Luis Scola, Argentina fall to Russia in bronze medal thriller

August 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Argentina’s Golden Generation concluded Sunday in London without so much as a bronze. In what could be the final game of international competition for Argentina’s vaunted quartet of Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, Carlos Delfino and the Phoenix Suns’ Luis Scola, the Argentines dropped a hard-fought 81-77 decision to the Russians in the bronze medal game. […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Olympics · Phoenix Suns

Jermaine O’Neal an affordable insurance policy as backup center

August 11th, 2012 · 22 Comments

One of the jokes making the rounds yesterday was that both the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers added centers with marquee names to their roster, but while the Lakers acquired Dwight Howard the Suns merely signed an aging Jermaine O’Neal. While sadly exemplifying the differences between where the two franchises are today, this move […]

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Tags: Jermaine O'Neal · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis