Entries from August 2013

Marcin Gortat injury A-OK, center returns to Polish team

August 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat slipped away from the Polish national team to undergo testing on his foot that he sprained on March 6. All along, he was expected to return anywhere from Aug. 17-19, and that appears to be the plan. FIBA.com reports that Gortat will re-join Poland by Sunday. Gortat […]

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Phoenix Suns last in West in ESPN Summer Forecast

August 14th, 2013 · 14 Comments

The Phoenix Suns will likely rank among the bottom two teams in every preseason prognostication of the Western Conference, with the majority likely to rank the Suns dead last. The surprise to me in the ESPN Summer Forecast ranking of the West came from the fact that the Suns bottomed out with a gruesome projected […]

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New Lakers coach is studying Suns’ SSOL offense

August 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments

In both Los Angeles and New York, Mike D’Antoni’s offense hasn’t produced what it did in Phoenix. The former Suns head coach enters his first full season with the Lakers with a rebuilt coaching crew. Only brother Dan D’Antoni returns after a hybrid staff made of Mike Brown’s selections left after last season. So it’s […]

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Suns open 2013 preseason schedule against Maccabi Haifa

August 13th, 2013 · 20 Comments

The Phoenix Suns released their 2013 preseason schedule, and the most intriguing game might be their first. The Suns host a Maccabi Haifa squad out of Israel in U.S. Airways Center on Oct. 7. There’s been a bit of roster turnover for Haifa this year after winning the Israeli championship over powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv, […]

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Goran Dragic drops game-winning floater in FIBA exhibition

August 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A week ago, Goran Dragic earned an ejection after shoving Turkish guard and former Texas Longhorn Dogus Balbay. In another exhibition game as Slovenia gears up for the FIBA Eurobasket event, Dragic held out long enough to give the Turkish national team a parting shot to the jaw via a much more elegant floater.

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Would Archie Goodwin give ‘em hell if he stayed at Kentucky?

August 12th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Archie Goodwin, by all accounts so far in his brief NBA career, seems humble. He’s been polite and at the same time assertive enough to point out he has flaws. The biggest issue is his age — that made him a fringe first-round pick after a so-so freshman year at Kentucky. But when Goodwin visited […]

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