Entries Tagged as 'Jared Dudley'

The careful calculation of Jared Dudley

March 26th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Basketball players have skill sets defined as refined or lacking. They’re given these by physical attributes, but also by mentalities that, when combined, create what we loosely refer to as their “game.” The best basketball players — Kobe, Michael, LeBron — have a lot of really great physical attributes but, of course, they have mentalities […]

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Phoenix Suns pregame notes: Alvin Gentry talks Ricky Rubio, Peyton Manning and NCAA Tournament

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

PHOENIX — With the Phoenix Suns set to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. MST in US Airways Center, head coach Alvin Gentry weighed in on Ricky Rubio’s injury, the recent play of Jared Dudley and Robin Lopez, his NCAA Tournament favorite, and Peyton Manning’s basketball skills. A look at Minnesota without Rubio  […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Jared Dudley · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez

Phoenix Suns 102, Los Angeles Lakers 90 — Like the good old days

February 20th, 2012 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — Close your eyes and you could almost imagine being transported back to 2010, a better time for this franchise when a home game against the Lakers meant a battle between powerhouses. For one of the first times this season, a special electricity ran through US Airways Center with a flock of Lakers fans […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Los Angeles Lakers · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Phoenix Suns 98, Sacramento Kings 84 — Eliminating Evans

February 12th, 2012 · 14 Comments

The Sacramento Kings came into Saturday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns as one of the NBA’s hottest teams. Winners of four of their last five with victories over the Thunder, Trail Blazers, Warriors and Hornets, the Kings’ offense was rolling, averaging 99.8 points per game during that stretch — good for fourth in the […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Sacramento Kings

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats (3-20) at Phoenix Suns (8-14)

February 4th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Phoenix Suns 95, Charlotte Bobcats 89 Typically, this preview would focus on the statistical differentials between the teams in various advanced metrics — offensive rebound rate, effective field goal percentage and the other Four Factors — but this isn’t a typical game. This is a clash between a Suns team that can’t seem to find […]

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Tags: Charlotte Bobcats · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 86, Memphis Grizzlies 84 — Bouncing back

January 29th, 2012 · 20 Comments

PHOENIX — Every time the Suns’ season seems to be careening toward a “wait til next year” cliff, they pull off a resounding victory over a likely playoff team. After an uninspiring 2-4 start they whacked the Blazers. Then after five losses in a row they upset the Knicks and Celtics on the road. Now […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Memphis Grizzlies · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rotation · Steve Nash