Found December 27, 2011 on
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BEST OF MAXIM
Nash appears to be the only certainty on this team. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)
In a league where identity is everything, the Suns appear in danger of having nothing.
Nash is still there, but his value goes hand-in-hand with that of his teammates. He still garners double-digit assists, but more and more he is required to spoon-feed his increasingly less talented teammates to do it. Without...
Nash isn't backing off optimism, but a lot of fans are. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Back in Arizona, I was playing ball with old friends last week. During a break between games, talk of the overdue season came up. Here were a couple initial reactions about the Suns:
“It’s gonna be great watching the Suns suck this year.”
“Phoenix has nothing going for them.”
The Suns have talked about protecting salary-cap space to pursue signing elite free agents in the summer of 2012. Here are the top options, although many are restricted free agents.
Oliver Miller falls under the category of athletes with a ton of talent who just don’t care enough to do what it takes to succeed. The Big O was pushing three bills during his playing days despite being only 6’9″. To put that into perspective, here’s the height and weight of some other so called big men:
Shawn Bradley: 7’6″ – 235 pounds
The Candy Man: 7′ – 269...
The new Suns guard sounds off on basketball, Michigan State, his time in Los Angeles and his wife, Monica.
Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic discusses the expectations for this year's Phoenix Suns squad and breaks down the roster, position by position.
7 p.m.: Paul Coro sets the stage for tonight's game in Phoenix. Join in the conversation as the Suns seek to get their first win of the season.
The Philadelphia 76ers opening five game road trip makes its second stop in the Valley of the Sun where they will attempt to record their first victory of the season against the Phoenix Suns. Both teams are 0-1 after suffering heartbreaking losses in their season openers.
If not for their 20 turnovers, the Sixers more than likely would have won their game over Portland, whereas...
With the NBA seemingly thin on talent at the center position, Phoenix's Robin Lopez and Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes appeared to be two more big busts after disappointing 2010-11 seasons.
Each 7-footer showed in this week's opener he still could end up being a major contributor, though only one can help his team get its first victory as the Suns host the 76ers on Wednesday...
The Phoenix Suns’ 85-84 loss on opening night to the New Orleans Hornets made Planet Orange’s eyes bleed. A fan base accustomed to a potent offense isn’t used to seeing the Suns struggle through a game with fewer than 90 points. Head coach Alvin Gentry has a solution.
“We got to become more of a running [...]
See New Orleans. Losing Chris Paul who was going to leave anyway wasn’t all that bad cause you got Eric “Ready for a breakout season” in return. In his first game in teal, EJ proves his worth in the clutch.
While it will take the Hornets some time to get used to the new faces on their roster, the three players New Orleans got in exchange for star guard Chris Paul will all look familiar to the Phoenix Suns.