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The Phoenix Suns. Year after year San Antonio Spurs served up the Suns heartache in the playoffs with hard-nosed defense and not to mention a little luck.It was that tough defense that stymied the Suns' offensive prowess time-after-time in the playoffs and it just seemed the Suns never learned that defense wins out over offense.And it seems the Suns still haven't learned that lesson.Former Spurs assistant coach and Phoenix head coach Alvin Gentry spoke on the Suns' defense and though he did admit his team will never be the defensive juggernaut the Spurs can be, he went on to proclaim the Spurs (among other teams) won't ever beat his team offensively.
"I don't know if we'll ever be the Chicago Bulls or the Boston Celtics or the San Antonio Spurs,'' Gentry said, "but I don't think those teams will ever beat us offensively."
"What we have to do is continue what we do offensively but we have to know what we're going to get ni...
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The Suns bought out the contract of Mickael Pietrus' contract, paying him about $4.2 million of his $5.3 million salary.
The real big change was losing star power forward Amare Stoudemire to the bright lights of the big city in New York. Without the All-Star, coach Alvin Gentry cobbled together a solid, albeit far less spectacular offensive club but fell off badly at the defensive end.
The Suns waived Mickael Pietrus after reaching a financial agreement, the team announced via a brief press release press release on Thursday. Phoenix had attempted to trade Pietrus to Toronto for a conditional second round draft pick, but the deal fell through after Pietrus was found to not yet be healed from the knee injury…
In a move that was very surprising to me the Phoenix Suns bought out the contract of Mickael Pietrus. Key word being bought out, not amnestied. This means the Suns still have their one-time amnesty to use at another point. What they did instead was pay $4.2 million of his contract and placed him on waivers.
The Suns bought out Pietrus’ contract, paying him about $4.2 million...
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have waived swingman Mickael Pietrus after reaching a financial agreement.
Mickael Pietrus, recently released by the Phoenix Suns, is leaning “heavily” towards signing with the Boston Celtics, according to a league source. Pietrus must first clear waivers — that won’t happen until 6 p.m. Saturday — but it’s highly unlikely that any team will want to pick up the $5.3 million he is owed [...]
Marcin Gortat intends to play with a broken thumb, an injury that typically takes two to three weeks to heal.
The Phoenix Suns lost their exhibition opener to the Denver Nuggets, which was relatively uneventful… until Suns center Marcin Gortat sent out a couple of tweets postgame. Great start!!! Lost game and broken thumb!!! Awsome….last thing i need right now!!!! I got to say one thing free throws looks better with broken thumb than with…
The following attempt to pinpoint the potential of this season's Phoenix Suns has been distilled into one chilling sentence delivered by Alvin Gentry:
"Our margin for error is not great," the Suns' coach said.
The brutal translation? The Suns must execute their offense with a sinister precision not witnessed last season. They also must make shots at a soaring...
7 p.m.: Follow along as the Suns open the 2011-12 season with the first of two preseason games against the Nuggets.