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 [...]
Entries from October 2012
October 23rd, 2012 · 12 Comments
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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
Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder
October 23rd, 2012 · 5 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 coach’s [...]
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 the [...]
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 the 2012-13 [...]
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 with [...]