Entries Tagged as 'Mickael Pietrus'

Los Angeles Clippers 108, Phoenix Suns 103 — Comebacks fall short

December 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

In Sunday’s 108-103 loss to the Clippers, we saw the Suns as equal parts naughty and nice. There was the lethargic unit in the first half that appeared to enjoy too much Christmas ham as the Clippers ran circles around them and exposed the Suns as a group that couldn’t handle all the athleticism Los […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Los Angeles Clippers · Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Miami Heat 95, Phoenix Suns 83 — Growing pains off the pine

December 24th, 2010 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Last season the Phoenix Suns’ bench developed into one of the most devastating aspects of a Western Conference finalist, and with an 11-deep roster this year that bench chemistry must be recaptured for the Suns to make a run. But while the unit drips of potential, it will take time to click, especially […]

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Tags: Bench · Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Miami Heat · Mickael Pietrus · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Dwyane Wade to miss Suns game tonight

December 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — Miami Head guard Dwyane Wade will sit out tonight’s game against the Suns with a sore left knee. Former Sun James “Junior” Jones will start in his place, which clearly is a major victory for Phoenix although perhaps a letdown to some Suns fans who wanted to see The Big Three in action […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Miami Heat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Vince Carter

Six questions after the Suns-Magic six-player trade

December 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

We’ve broken down the salary cap implications, whether Vince Carter can replace Jason Richardson and what Marcin Gortat and Mickael Pietrus bring to the table, but here are six more questions surrounding Saturday’s blockbuster deal with the Orlando Magic. 1.  What does this mean for Steve Nash? In the immediate aftermath of the trade, speculation […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Hedo Turkoglu · Jason Richardson · Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash · Vince Carter

Mickael Pietrus brings threes, defense to bench

December 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — When you analyze Saturday’s blockbuster trade with the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns clearly need Vince Carter (when healthy) to become their leading scorer and Marcin Gortat to solidify their interior defense and rebounding efforts. Where Mickael Pietrus fits in isn’t so certain, and that has nothing to do with his skill set. […]

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Tags: Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns

David Berri on Suns-Magic trade

December 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Wages of Wins author David Berri analyzed the Suns-Magic trade through the prism of Wins Produced, concluding that the Suns improve to an expected playoff team level based on Marcin Gortat taking minutes at the center position that have been played very poorly this season, particularly by Earl Barron (released today). Other conclusions from the […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades · Vince Carter