Entries from October 2012

Marcin Gortat rights the ship, Suns fall to Warriors

October 23rd, 2012 · 12 Comments

After a sluggish start to the preseason, Marcin Gortat finally found his groove Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Suns’ starting center played 26 minutes and did not miss a shot, going 8-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line en route to 19 points. Marcin also grabbed 10 boards to […]

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Tags: Golden State Warriors · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Northwest Division NBA blog previews

October 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

We continue our tour of the NBA blog previews with Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and the rest of the Northwest Division: Denver Nuggets: Denver Stiffs Minnesota Timberwolves: Canius Hoopus | TwolvesBlog Oklahoma City Thunder: Welcome to Loud City Portland Trail Blazers: Blazersedge.com Utah Jazz: SLC Dunk

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder

Jared Dudley continues to showcase his evolution as Suns top Kings with regular rotation

October 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Although the bench logged more minutes than might be expected, Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry treated Monday’s exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings as an opportunity to test out the rotation he plans to trot out when the games count. Thereby we learned that Kendall Marshall — who did not play by […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sacramento Kings

Phoenix Suns projected to finish 14th in West by Basketball Prospectus’ SCHOENE

October 22nd, 2012 · 14 Comments

We learned over the summer that many NBA analysts don’t believe in the Suns, as Phoenix ranked 14th in ESPN’s Summer Forecast with a 30-52 record predicted by the aggregation of 100 ESPN-affiliated writers. This week we found out that the computers feel the same way, or at least Basketball Prospectus’ SCHOENE projection system, which tabbed […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Caught in the in-between: Is Shannon Brown a starter or just a spark plug?

October 21st, 2012 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX –  If there’s one thing that’s clear about Shannon Brown entering his seventh season in the NBA, it’s that he’s not a man of many words. On one hand, he owns the only thing none of his teammates nor his current franchise possesses: a championship ring. But on the other, as Brown embarks on […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Phoenix Suns Preview · Shannon Brown

Phoenix Suns fall to OKC Thunder, give role players opportunities

October 19th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Alvin Gentry used a game against the well-executing Oklahoma City Thunder to test out his pieces that had something to prove. Phoenix fell to OKC 107-97 on Friday at the Bok Center in Tulsa, Okla., and the unusual suspects of P.J. Tucker, Wesley Johnson and Luke Zeller led the Suns in minutes played. Those three, along […]

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Tags: Bench · Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap