Entries from May 2013

Cody Zeller: Phoenix Suns 2013 NBA Draft profile

May 31st, 2013 · 30 Comments

Strengths Zeller’s biggest strength is his combination of size and athleticism. Despite being seven feet tall, he runs the floor with the grace and speed of a guard. Most NBA players with Zeller’s height are slow and don’t get out in the transition very well, but Zeller decisively breaks that mold. This season at Indiana, […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

The Phoenix Suns and the poor state of clutch shooting in the NBA

May 30th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Throughout my five seasons running ValleyoftheSuns I have marveled at the fact that teams often take the worst shots with the game on the line in the final seconds of a one-possession game. You could say it’s my biggest pet peeve about the Association as I don’t understand how a shot that would not be […]

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Tags: Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Ryan McDonough has the Suns ahead of the curve

May 29th, 2013 · 52 Comments

PHOENIX – On May 21, Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough admitted that it was a complex time. The draft lottery had just been settled and McDonough instead got blitzed by questions about the head coaching search. With so many openings around the NBA, he said, the Suns would have their work cut out for […]

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Tags: Jeff Hornacek · Ryan McDonough

Teaching ability lands Jeff Hornacek back with Suns

May 28th, 2013 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Lon Babby professed that the Suns would get back to honoring the team’s history, and he admitted when Phoenix let former general manager Lance Blanks go that the organization had gotten away from respecting the past. So on one level, the Suns’ hiring of former 1986 draft pick Jeff Hornacek as their new […]

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Jeff Hornacek officially hired as Phoenix Suns coach

May 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Phoenix Suns officially hired Jeff Hornacek as their 16th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday, making the team’s 1986 second-round draft pick another player who later became the club’s head coach. “We are thrilled to introduce Jeff Hornacek as the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns,” said Suns general manager Ryan McDonough […]

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Jeff Hornacek has ‘agreed to terms’ with Phoenix Suns

May 27th, 2013 · 20 Comments

The Phoenix Suns and Jeff Hornacek have “agreed to terms” on a contract that will make the former Sun the franchise’s next head coach, according to multiple media reports. Hornacek will sign a three-year deal worth slightly less than $6 million with a fourth-year team option, per CBSSports’ Ken Berger. The deal is expected to […]

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