Entries Tagged as 'Alvin Gentry'

Here we go again: Marcin Gortat mouths off after Suns’ slow start

November 19th, 2012 · 46 Comments

Remember 10 days ago when Marcin Gortat and his shot-blocking prowess were the talk of the town? That seems like forever ago at this point. The Suns have lost four of five since their 26-point comeback at home against Cleveland on Nov. 9, and Gortat has been virtually non-existent at the offensive end — averaging […]

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Miami Heat 97, Phoenix Suns 88 — Groundhog Day

November 18th, 2012 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are nothing if not consistent. Saturday’s matchup against the Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat followed the same forgettable script of most games this season. Start slow, fall behind by double digits, fight back into it, and falter down the stretch. The story of this game — a 97-88 loss, their third […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Bench · Miami Heat · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Fool’s good: Suns’ bench still seeking to be greater than sum of its parts

November 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — Shannon Brown’s six fourth quarter three-pointers pace the Suns to a win in Charlotte. Sebastian Telfair’s 10 second quarter points against the Cavaliers help right the ship for Phoenix during the team’s largest home comeback in franchise history. Markieff Morris’ complete effort gives the Suns a much-needed win over the Nuggets. These have […]

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Elston Turner confident Suns’ defense will improve despite offseason turnover

October 10th, 2012 · 15 Comments

PHOENIX — Now and again, it’s healthy to get a little nostalgic. Well, maybe that’s only partly true. Because as I went to search for the so-called defensive glory days of Suns basketball, I found out that 2000-01 — the last time the team had a top 10 defense in the NBA — wasn’t all […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Channing Frye faces tough road but should be thankful virus was caught now

September 23rd, 2012 · 9 Comments

This week is a sad week for Channing Frye, but in some ways it should be a happy one. It’s beyond terrible that Frye was blindsided with news that he has an enlarged heart that will likely keep him out for the season and could potentially end his career, news that Frye said came “completely […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Channing Frye · Goran Dragic · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns

Alvin Gentry should still be the man in Phoenix beyond the 2012-13 season

September 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments

With the dawn of a new era often comes a new head coach.  A team full of fresh faces searching to recapture its winning tradition usually transitions toward a new head honcho hoping to take the organization to the promise land.   But despite the fact that the Phoenix Suns welcome in seven new players […]

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