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2013-14 Phoenix Suns: Evaluation & Forecast

Suns tip-off

  Owner: Robert Sarver General Manager: Ryan McDonough Head coach: Jeff Hornacek   Lead Guard – Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, Archie Goodwin (r), Kendall Marshall, Ish Smith Strong. This part of the team is solid, both in quantity and in quality.   Wings – Shannon Brown, Gerald Green Very weak. Neither guy is a...
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Pacers acquire Scola, but will their defense suffer?

  On the surface, today’s trade between Indiana and Phoenix looks like the classic win-win. The contending Pacers get the beefy and experienced Luis Scola while the rebuilding Suns add a 1st rd pick, an athletic wing in Gerald Green, and 2nd-year PF Miles Plumlee. However, Frank Vogel’s job just got a bit tougher.   The Pacers will...
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Clippers trade Bledsoe to Suns, acquire Redick

  The Los Angeles Clippers have finally selected a destination for point guard Eric Bledsoe. It is not Milwaukee, nor is it Orlando…..it is Phoenix.   The Suns, who already have PG Goran Dragic, add Bledsoe to a rebuilding team. The Clippers will receive J.J. Redick from the Bucks in this three-team deal, who...
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Fake Thugs: Ryan Hollins collars Goran Dragic

  Those of you who follow me on Twitter (if you don’t, then you’re missing out…..@nbaknez) know that few players annoy me more than Ryan Hollins. He has carved out a career head-hunting small point guards as they try and dribble downcourt. He’s a fake thug in every sense of the word, which is...
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Suns’ Gortat sprains foot

  The Phoenix Suns announced today that starting center Marcin Gortat has a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot. He is expected to be in a walking cast for the next three weeks. Gortat doubts he will make it back in the lineup as the Phoenix Suns miss the playoffs for the third year in a row. Jermaine O’neal...
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Source: Raptors acquire Telfair

  As I reported while covering the Suns in Portland on Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors are acquiring point guard Sebastian Telfair from Phoenix. The Suns are committed to giving rookie Kendall Marshall the back-up PG spot with the playoffs out of reach. Toronto will send center Hamed Haddadi (acquired from Memphis recently) to the Valley...
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Thunder adding Gortat?

  The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns discussed a trade over the All-Star break centered on Marcin Gortat for Kendrick Perkins. The Thunder would receive Gortat and P.J. Tucker from the Suns for Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and a first round pick. Perkins is signed through the 14-15 season while Gortat becomes a free...
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Media Row Report: Hickson boosting value

  Sitting on media row at the Rose Garden Tuesday night, I had an epiphany: the Portland Trail Blazers have a ‘Big Three’. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, and……J.J. Hickson?? The career year (aka contract year) that is Hickson’s 2012-13 campaign resumed up in the Rose City. He looked like the team’s best player vs Phoenix, leading them...
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Source: Telfair to Toronto?

  While up on Portland covering the Suns-Blazers game, I’m hearing that Phoenix is talking to Toronto about a Sebastian Telfair deal. The Suns would like to give rookie Kendall Marshall more minutes at point while the Raptors need backup PG depth. My sources say no deal is imminent. UPDATE: (2/21/13) Should no other...
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Woodson: Knicks keeping Shumpert

  Do you hear that sound? I’ve finally stopped laughing…. Thanks to New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, those hilarious Iman Shumpert rumors are done. Coach has publicly said that the Knicks will not trade Shumpert before the Feb. 21st deadline. “We’ve had our ups and downs in terms of injuries, but we remain...
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Suns interested in Jefferson, Hayward

  The Phoenix Suns aren’t just chasing Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, they’re looking at guys in their own time zone too. The Arizona Republic is reporting that the Suns have interest in two Utah Jazz players, Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward. Jefferson is Utah’s best player, but is also a free agent this summer. The...
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Report: Suns pursuing Josh Smith

  The Josh Smith rumor mill continues to churn….. After his representatives met with Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry n’ crew this week, it appears that the two sides are far apart on a new contract. As a result, teams are calling…with the Phoenix Suns making a serious pitch. The Suns have held preliminary trade...
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O’neal has irregular heartbeat

  It’s been a stressful week for Jermaine O’neal down in Phoenix. Following Lindsey Hunter’s first practice as interim head coach, O’neal reportedly had a “really bad” confrontation with Suns GM Lance Blanks. Jermaine later took to Twitter to deny the incident ever occurred. He has since missed the past two Suns games, sparking...
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Report: Suns players wanted Majerle

  The Phoenix Suns were planning a Dan Majerle bobblehead night on January 30th. That won’t be happening anymore. as the team and coach have decided to part ways. According to the Arizona Central, Majerle was the popular choice among Suns players to replace Alvin Gentry last week. Lindsey Hunter ultimately got the job,...
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O’neal, GM have ‘heated confrontation’

  Jermaine O’Neal and Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks had a heated, expletive-filled confrontation in the coach’s office on Monday, according to league sources. “It was really bad,” one Suns source said Tuesday afternoon. The confrontation took place after Lindsey Hunter’s first practice as interim coach of the Suns. There has been unrest...
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