Entries Tagged as 'Shaquille O’Neal'

Are they really my second favorite team?

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Last week, the powers at TrueHoop asked every member of the TrueHoop Network to write a brief blurb about our second favorite NBA team. Our editors got an enormous response, the highlights of which are featured in a TrueHoop post. If you would have asked me a few years ago, the team I picked might […]

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Tags: New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · TrueHoop Network

The Suns hit the airwaves

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s still the middle of August, but the Phoenix Suns’ pick-and-roll combo made the national media rounds the past few days. Steve Nash highlighted the week with an appearance on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” on Thursday night in prime time. No, a few thousand bucks won’t do anything for Nash, so instead he […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

So much for Big Ben retiring

August 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the aftermath of Cleveland’s loss to Orlando in the East Finals, I suggested the Suns should trade Shaq to the Cavs because of the possibility that Ben Wallace would retire and immediately free up $14 million in cap space. Of course, the Suns ended up making that cap-friendly deal and will save a cool […]

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Tags: Ben Wallace · Detroit Pistons · Shaquille O'Neal · Trades

What to do with Sasha…

August 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments

The Suns’ offseason to-do list: Dump Shaq for salary relief…check. Sign Nash to an extension…check. Re-sign Grant Hill…check. Sign an active big man (Channing Frye)…check. Explore Amare trade possibilities…check. Buyout Ben Wallace…check. Waive/trade Sasha Pavlovic…to be determined. As far as personnel goes, the Suns have made all of the moves that they set out to […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Trades

With Nash’s deal done, Amare’s should be next

July 23rd, 2009 · 16 Comments

Entering this offseason, the Suns’ so-called “Big Three” all faced major question marks as to their futures in Phoenix. We knew they all wouldn’t be back, but we also knew they all wouldn’t be gone. I have supported the Shaq trade throughout although the Suns received no talent whatsoever in return because I accurately figured […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades

The Shaq trade revisited

June 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

When Steve Kerr traded Shawn Marion for Shaquille O’Neal, he bluntly proclaimed that history would either see him as a genius or a moron for making the deal. With a season and a half of hindsight, it doesn’t take much of a genius to see that Kerr is looking like one hell of a moron […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Trades