Entries from May 2013

Luis Scola: A misspent veteran bargain

May 13th, 2013 · 21 Comments

Luis Scola’s first season in the desert didn’t go the way he or the Phoenix Suns had hoped. Throughout the year, Luis did everything he was asked and more, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Suns competitive. The team stumbled to one of the worst records in franchise history. Scola had his lowest scoring […]

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Marcin Gortat’s season marred by inconsistency and injury

May 12th, 2013 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — In the guard-dominated league that is the NBA these days, the center position is a coveted one. There are very few currently playing the position who would be considered elite in any other era, let alone this era. Before the 2012-13 season, Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat wanted anyone who would listen to […]

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Is Goran Dragic better without Marcin Gortat?

May 11th, 2013 · 11 Comments

Heading into the 2012-13 season, Marcin Gortat and Goran Dragic were supposed to be the focal points of the Phoenix Suns’ offense. It was assumed by many that Goran Dragic would seamlessly fill Steve Nash’s shoes, especially when it came to running the pick and roll with Gortat. Here’s a fun exercise: close your eyes […]

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Goran Dragic grows up, helps Suns move past Steve Nash era

May 11th, 2013 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX – Nobody was ever asking for Goran Dragic to be Steve Nash, but the two-time MVP’s time in Phoenix still hangs as an impossible measuring stick. Dragic is doing his best to vault his way over the exhaust of expectations left behind. If the symbolism of handing over the keys as the Phoenix Suns’ […]

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Welcome to the ‘Summer of Analytics’

May 10th, 2013 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX – Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby labeled this the “Summer of Analytics” and by doing so provided a direction for the franchise. But where last summer’s goal was to enhance the training staff’s operations in attempts to make it not only ahead of the NBA curve but world class, this one wasn’t […]

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Suns GM McDonough: Focus is on hiring best head coach available

May 9th, 2013 · 22 Comments

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough made one thing very clear at an introductory press conference Thursday: his focus is on hiring a new head coach first and foremost. And at least from what was said inside US Airways Center, it looks like the search will be his to lead. “I’m going to […]

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