Marcus Morris trade adds another future asset at low cost

February 22nd, 2013 · 16 Comments

If you were expecting the Phoenix Suns to acquire their next superstar before season’s end, you likely feel Marcus Morris and Hamed Haddadi are merely a lump of coal in your trade deadline stocking. Although you would be right about Haddadi under any circumstance, the Suns’ acquisition of Keef’s twin seems to follow suit with […]

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Alvin Gentry should be remembered for 2010 run, superior communication skills

January 19th, 2013 · 22 Comments

The NBA is a player’s league, and thus coaches often receive more credit than they deserve when they win and more blame than they should shoulder when they lose. Such was Alvin Gentry’s fate when he led a 13-28 roster to a 13-28 record. Gentry was the same coach at the helm of a Western […]

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I’m taking my talents to Pacific Beach

January 18th, 2013 · 22 Comments

For the past four-plus years, ValleyoftheSuns has been one of the most important elements in my life. In this time I have written 1290 posts and edited every piece of content that has appeared on this site. I’ve put my heart and soul into this blog, and that’s why it’s difficult to announce that I […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder 102, Phoenix Suns 90 — The Durant-Westbrook Show

January 15th, 2013 · 64 Comments

PHOENIX — The NBA is a star’s league such that it often seems like a pair of studs can beat a lesser team 2-on-5. That wasn’t far from the truth tonight on the offensive end at least, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outscored the Suns on their own in the second half to take […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Phoenix Suns should take a shot at Greg Oden

January 11th, 2013 · 20 Comments

The Phoenix Suns boast the best medical staff in the league and are in desperate need of impact players. Greg Oden was once such a blue chip prospect that he was selected over Kevin Durant, and he is in desperate need of a medical staff that can keep him upright. TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott called him […]

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Boston Celtics 87, Phoenix Suns 79 — Great run, same ending

January 10th, 2013 · 80 Comments

The Phoenix Suns switched up the script a bit, yet the ending remained the same. As has been the case in nearly every game this season, the Suns played some quality stretches of basketball but enough inconsistency persisted for the Celtics to win rather easily, 87-79. This included a monster 17-0 third quarter run after Boston […]

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