Slowing down Rondo is the key versus the C’s

December 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

There are two equally important game initiatives the Suns must accomplish on Wednesday in order to have a good chance of beating the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. For starters, the Suns’ guards MUST slow down Rajon Rondo in the open court. Rondo has become an elite point guard in this league and is especially skilled at […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns

Now playing in the Purple Palace: Big Game James

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: I apologize for running a story on a recent local former college star not named Chase Budinger, Jerryd Bayless or Jordan Hill. I suppose there’s a reason this blog isn’t called ValleyoftheWildcats. This Wednesday marks the Purple Palace debut of 2008-2009 Arizona State University consensus First-Team All-American James Harden. Harden was the third overall […]

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Coach’s Corner: Pick (your poison) and roll

December 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Editor’s Note: Clint Corey will be writing a weekly column for ValleyoftheSuns from the perspective of a former high school basketball assistant coach. This column will delve into the X’s and O’s of the game and eventually include a video component. Any coach will tell you that once you get through all the talk of […]

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