Entries from September 2012

Alvin Gentry should still be the man in Phoenix beyond the 2012-13 season

September 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments

With the dawn of a new era often comes a new head coach.  A team full of fresh faces searching to recapture its winning tradition usually transitions toward a new head honcho hoping to take the organization to the promise land.   But despite the fact that the Phoenix Suns welcome in seven new players […]

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NBA D-League’s Bakersfield Jam hosting open tryout in US Airways Center this weekend

September 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Bakersfield Jam — the Phoenix Suns’ D-League affiliate — are holding an open tryout this Saturday and Sunday in US Airways Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday the 22nd with camp starting promptly at 9:45 am. The top players from Saturday will conclude camp on Sunday the 23rd with an All-Star game […]

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What #NBARank reveals about the Phoenix Suns

September 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments

ESPN began unveiling the top 50 players in #NBARank today yet the final Phoenix Sun was announced yesterday. That in itself is one more telling indictment of the lack of top end talent on the Suns’ roster, something you undoubtedly already knew before viewing the results of this crowd-sourced project in which 104 ESPN contributors […]

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How the Phoenix Suns’ pick and roll should differ with Goran Dragic

September 17th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Editor’s Note: TrueHoop Network contributor Brett Koremenos is a guest writer for ValleyoftheSuns. Follow him on Twitter @BKoremenos. As Phoenix moves forward in the post-Steve Nash era, there will no doubt be changes to the on-court product. Nash, whose passing wizardry propelled Suns teams to topflight offenses for nearly a decade, will be replaced by his former […]

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On rooting for laundry

September 15th, 2012 · 23 Comments

Steve Nash forced a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ray Allen took less money to play for the Miami Heat. Charles Barkley was traded to the Suns’ bitter mid-90s rivals the Rockets, and Johnny Damon traitorously left the Red Sox for the Yankees. This list could go on and on as time and again athletes […]

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Leandro Barbosa ‘in contact’ with Suns, per LB

September 13th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Although the Phoenix Suns’ 13-man roster appears to be set, Leandro Barbosa told a Brazilian sports site that the Suns are one of the teams he’s “in contact” with, along with the Lakers and the Nets. Barbosa described the Suns as a “a franchise I have a history with, have spent great years there” in […]

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