Steve Nash now wears the gold and purple, and for a franchise that historically has given the franchise keys to the point guard, the signing of Goran Dragic and the draft pick of Kendall Marshall again places the emphasis on the 1 spot. Whomever becomes the floor general of the Suns’ future is a recipe [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Sebastian Telfair'
September 1st, 2012 · 10 Comments
May 17th, 2012 · 11 Comments
PHOENIX — For three months, the Phoenix Suns received the same kind of abysmal backup point guard play they have become accustomed to throughout the Steve Nash era, save for a Dragon sighting here or there.
Sebastian Telfair was so bad to start the season that Ronnie Price was handed the backup point guard reins and [...]
April 11th, 2012 · 49 Comments
Before Grant Hill’s injury, the Phoenix Suns’ usual starting lineup of Nash-Dudley-Hill-Frye-Gortat spent 745 minutes together on the floor (second in the NBA to Indiana’s starting five) and was better than any unit that played at least 300 minutes together (18 such lineups).
By beating their opponents by 12.6 points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com’s [...]
March 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments
During the first six years after the return of Nash, the Phoenix Suns dominated regular season play thanks to perhaps the best offense in NBA history over that length of a period.
The Suns led the league in offensive efficiency each and every one of those campaigns with some seasons that ranked among the best in [...]
December 23rd, 2011 · 14 Comments
PHOENIX — Sebastian Telfair starred in the basketball documentary “Through the Fire,” which chronicled the Brooklyn point guard’s life during his final year of high school. That defining year led him to choose the NBA over a scholarship to Louisville, but it was by no means the last hardship in an NBA success story.
Finding a home [...]
December 17th, 2011 · 8 Comments
PHOENIX – Sebastian Telfair left Abraham Lincoln High School as arguably the top point guard prospect in the nation.
He was selected 13th in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers ahead of guys like Al Jefferson, Josh Smith and Jameer Nelson.
Ronnie Price, on the other hand, graduated Clear Brook High School at 5-foot-7 [...]