Entries Tagged as 'Los Angeles Lakers'

New Lakers coach is studying Suns’ SSOL offense

August 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments

In both Los Angeles and New York, Mike D’Antoni’s offense hasn’t produced what it did in Phoenix. The former Suns head coach enters his first full season with the Lakers with a rebuilt coaching crew. Only brother Dan D’Antoni returns after a hybrid staff made of Mike Brown’s selections left after last season. So it’s […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Mike D'Antoni

Notes: Thoughts on Goodwin’s summer and Gortat’s injury

August 10th, 2013 · 33 Comments

For the most part, this summer has zip-locked a hopeful freshness around the Phoenix Suns. It began when Lance Blanks was relieved of his duties and the Suns hired a well-received replacement in Ryan McDonough. Aside from Michael Beasley’s run-in with Scottsdale police on Tuesday, there’s been a lot more positive than negative in the […]

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Tags: Archie Goodwin · Los Angeles Lakers · Marcin Gortat

NBA Draft Lottery 2013: Jazz lose to end Suns’ lottery shot

April 17th, 2013 · 31 Comments

Moments after the Phoenix Suns ended their dark, dark season with a 118-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 86-70, in withering fashion. That effectively took the Suns’ shot at earning the Los Angeles Lakers’ lottery pick as Steve Nash’s new team solidified a playoff berth. The Suns […]

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Tags: Draft Lottery · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns News · Utah Jazz

Preview: Phoenix Suns (25-56) at Denver Nuggets (56-25)

April 17th, 2013 · 17 Comments

Time: 5 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ And then there was one. It’s strange to think that not too long ago regular season finales held tremendous value for the Phoenix Suns. Either there was a high playoff seed or franchise-record win total up for grabs. Neither will be true this year, but this much is known: […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Denver Nuggets · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Kobe Bryant injury: The impact on the Suns’ 2013 NBA Lottery odds

April 14th, 2013 · 34 Comments

The season-ending and career-threatening tear to Kobe Bryant’s left Achilles tendon — a complete tear, at that — certainly affects the Phoenix Suns’ 2013 draft lottery odds. The heavy bet is that it’ll improve the Suns’ shot at acquiring a Los Angeles Lakers lottery pick this summer, but with so little time left, that shot […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Preview: Phoenix Suns (23-55) at Dallas Mavericks (38-39)

April 10th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Phoenix Suns 102, Dallas Mavericks 91 TV: FSAZ Tonight’s game in Dallas puts the Phoenix Suns’ last 12 months in seriously harsh perspective. A little less than a year ago, the Suns were a .500 team trying to make an unexpected playoff run after a disappointing start to the season. Ultimately that push came up […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Draft · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview