PHOENIX — For three and a half years, Marcin Gortat took blow after vicious blow from a beast of a sparring partner every day in practice. He would go hard for three hours only to have to venture back into The Octagon to battle that same guy in individual workouts after practice, brutal work that he [...]
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March 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments
December 18th, 2010 · 19 Comments
Give the Phoenix Suns credit for one thing: they know know when to admit they made a mistake.
Today’s trade of Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-rounder and cash marks admission that the Turkoglu deal — and really the Clark lottery pick while we’re at [...]
December 18th, 2010 · No Comments
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ front office knew it was time to make a splash.
The suits gave their patchwork assembled team a quarter of a season to prove they were a unit that could compete.
Saturday’s trade was an indication of a step in a new direction.
“We came here with the idea that we were going to take [...]
December 18th, 2010 · 11 Comments
At first glance, I thought the Phoenix Suns were the clear loser of the blockbuster trade they swung with the Orlando Magic Saturday afternoon.
(In cased you’re late to the party, the Suns swapped Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-round draft pick and cash considerations).
December 18th, 2010 · 43 Comments
In a move that seemed to come out of nowhere, the Phoenix Suns on Saturday traded Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 1st round draft pick and about $3 million, according to a Suns release.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard, as well [...]
November 18th, 2010 · 12 Comments
Playing their fifth game in seven days, without Steve Nash, against one of the NBA’s biggest teams, one night after being blown out in Miami, the Phoenix Suns were never expected to blow past the Magic Thursday night in Orlando.
But even the Nash-less Suns have enough talent to at least put up a fight against [...]