In Phoenix, everything has changed. Well, not the terrain. Its still always hot there, and they still grow cactuses.
As for the basketball team, man, what a fresh start.
The Suns now play an everyday style, methodically working the ball for the best open shot. They defend and scrap and possess very little pizzazz.
Not that the Steve Nash teams were a bunch of running-and-gunning wimps. But Nash is gone, taking the Suns old get-open-and-chuck-it philosophy with him.
Today, the Suns are mostly a mish-mash of guys aiming for a second chance. Small forward Michael Beasley was banished by Minnesota. Power forward Luis Scola was waived by Houston. Shooting guard Shannon Brown was once unwanted in Cleveland, Charlotte and Chicago. Point guard Goran Dragic was once traded by the Suns, only to return this past summer as a free agent. Now, hes the starter.
Surprisingly, pro basketballs closest version to a band of misfits doesnt look half bad. Actually, that may not be all t...