Entries Tagged as 'Future'

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ success presents hope for the Suns

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Before the 2011 baseball season started, nobody gave the Arizona Diamondbacks much of a chance of finishing any better than third or fourth in their own division. It made sense, as they were 27 games behind San Francisco in 2010 and 25 back of the Dodgers in 2009, and their offseason was more of an […]

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Tags: Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

ESPN’s 5-on-5 paints gloomy picture of Phoenix Suns future

August 17th, 2011 · 10 Comments

ESPN’s 5-on-5 series featured a look at the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday that will depress most any Suns fan. I was joined by Scout Inc’s David Thorpe and TrueHoop Network colleagues Rahat Huq, Beckley Mason and Rob Mahoney for a five-pack of questions on the immediate and distant future on Planet Orange. They are as […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Future · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns face three options with Steve Nash that will determine their future direction

July 25th, 2011 · 29 Comments

Lon Babby has crunched the numbers, and rebuilding just doesn’t make sense. According to The Arizona Republic, Babby and the Suns have determined that conference finalists that tear down and launch a “massive rebuilding project” take an average of a decade to get back to that level. Such an analysis shows why Babby seems to […]

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Tags: Future · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Future flexibility advantageous for Phoenix Suns

July 16th, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have been searching for their next star to no avail for some time now, but they do possess one important asset that could eventually solve that problem: future cap space. I was updating the ValleyoftheSuns salary page the other day and it made me realize just how much future financial flexibility the Phoenix […]

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Tags: Future · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal

Markieff Morris a safe pick for Phoenix Suns squad still trying to win with Steve Nash

June 24th, 2011 · 51 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns remain squarely in “win with Nash” mode after selecting Markieff Morris with their lottery pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Morris’ toughness and rebounding provide Phoenix with critical missing pieces, and the former Jayhawk’s ability to space the floor makes him a fit offensively in a Nash-driven system. Purely thinking about […]

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Tags: Draft · Future · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns flush with options on draft day

June 23rd, 2011 · 9 Comments

The Phoenix Suns’ murky future will receive a modicum of clarity Thursday night, but the direction the franchise goes in tonight’s NBA Draft is anybody’s guess at this point. What we know is that the Suns own the No. 13 pick in the draft, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time. The Suns are expected […]

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Tags: Draft · Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis