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NBA Fantasy Minute: Gortat’s blistering start

NBA Fantasy Minute: Gortat’s blistering start

So the big news in Suns’ country this past offseason was Steve Nash moving on to La La Land.   But that was the offseason….a time that strangely feels like centuries ago now with Nash already banged up and the Suns getting, dare I say, Dwight Howard type numbers from their big man in the middle, the “Polish Hammer”, Marcin Gortat. Gortat has been red-hot out of the gates in 2012.  His first five contests have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fantasy Watch

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories, The Rookie Series

Suns not making wide-open spot up shots

Suns not making wide-open spot up shots

The Phoenix Suns have gotten off to a pretty abysmal start to this 2011-12 NBA season and their lack of early success may, surprisingly, almost hinge entirely on their inability to make wide-open spot up shots. Coming into their early Monday afternoon affair with the Golden State Warriors, the usually ultra-efficient perimeter shooting Suns are knocking down just 40.3% of their attempts from the field and only 25.9% of their shots from three-point distance – early … Read entire article »

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Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

This could be the best of times for one Slam-dunking phenomena Shannon Brown. The 26-year old Chicago-native recently signed a 1-year, $3.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns and his insertion into their drastically changed lineup could mean great things for the athletic combo-guard. For one, Brown plays a little defense.  Something Suns’ guards of the past, besides Raja Bell, have proven allergic to. After playing two-plus seasons with the NBA-championship contending Los Angeles Lakers, Brown knows a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dunks, Feature Stories

Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

While the majority of the Basketball universe is unfortunately fixated on the financial disputes of the NBA and its’ players, one of those said members is choosing his time and money to give back to the place that helped him get there.  His Alma Mater. The University of North Carolina announced today that Phoenix Suns’ and former UNC star shooting guard Vince Carter has donated an incredible $2.5 million dollars to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dunks, Feature Stories, News

Suns get defensive in second half, Blaze past Sloan-less Jazz 95-83

Suns get defensive in second half, Blaze past Sloan-less Jazz 95-83

Steve Nash and friends were not the least bit in the mood for nostalgia Friday night.  With a tenuous and unsettled Energy Solutions crowd on hand, the visiting Phoenix Suns gave the shook Jazz and their fans a half to get all the angst and built up emotions over the last 48 hours out of their system, but after that it was winning time. Nash led the suddenly surging Suns with 18 points and 10 assists, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, News

Much Success

Much Success

For the past few years the consensus around the Association was that Marcin Gortat, formerly of the Orlando Magic, was the best backup center in the league.  However, finding valid proof to back that claim proved difficult based solely on the fact that the 6-11, 240-pound Polish-born player saw limited time in a reserve role starring behind All-World big man Dwight Howard in Orlando for the past four seasons. With a mid-December trade of the blockbuster … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories