Entries Tagged as 'Defense'

Media Day: Hill’s return proves expectations high despite little hype

December 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns aren’t getting much national hype. Hype, though, is often a product of significant change. With a roster composed of nine returning players from last year’s 40-42 squad, there’s relatively not a whole lot to talk about compared to teams like the Los Angeles Clippers or Dallas Mavericks, who are wheeling and […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

The Phoenix Suns as seen by Synergy

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

The Phoenix Suns may have slipped to ninth in the NBA in offensive efficiency last season after annually leading the league since the return of Nash, but Synergy Sports Technology still pegged the Suns as the second best offense in 2010-11 after they scored 0.98 points per play. Synergy rates the Suns’ offense so high in large part […]

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Tags: Defense · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Grant Hill deserved All-Defensive honors

May 10th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Grant Hill may not have led the league in steals like Chris Paul, patrolled the paint like Dwight Howard or cracked SportsCenter’s Top 10 with transition swats like LeBron James, but the 38-year-old at least deserved a spot on the 2010-11 All-Defensive second team. Whether he was locking down Kevin Durant or Manu Ginobili, Hill […]

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Phoenix Suns defense a barometer of success during Nash era

April 22nd, 2011 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — In what seems like an annual offseason ritual, improving defensively ranks right atop the Phoenix Suns’ list of summer goals. Although the Suns did play a solid stretch of defensive basketball in the middle of the season, for the most part they were pretty horrid on that end of the floor. The Suns […]

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Inconsistency, change plague Suns’ three-stanza season

April 15th, 2011 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — Before the Suns took to the floor for a final time this season on Wednesday night, head coach Alvin Gentry joked that he’s been an interim coach before, he’s just never been one three times in one season. That statement sums up why the Phoenix Suns will be watching everybody else start their […]

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Tags: Defense · Marcin Gortat · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

Grant Hill snubbed from John Hollinger’s All-Defensive Team

April 7th, 2011 · 13 Comments

As all NBA head coaches do, Alvin Gentry takes to the podium after every home game to discuss the night’s contest. Depending on Phoenix’s performance, Gentry is either complimentary of his team, or brutally honest about the Suns’ performance. But no matter the end result, Gentry can almost always be found praising one aspect of […]

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