PHOENIX -- For maximizing available resources, it's difficult to beat the guy on "Survivorman" who can whip up lasagna out of generic bugs and build a camp fires with nothing more than a paper clip.
His NBA equivalent could be Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, who -- depending on the height and skill level at your rec center -- may not be an early pick when choosing sides for a pick-up game.
With the speed of a refund check and a vertical that's not much higher than his jersey number, JD still managed to knock in 23 points and collect 7 rebounds in Friday's 109-101 triumph over the Detroit Pistons.
"He's got a real good rhythm going," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said of good ol' No. 3. "He's playing with a lot of confidence."
Well, the entire team is playing with some (dare we call it?) swagger these days. Now a gaudy 8-2 since the All-Star break, the Suns (22-22) have reached .500 for the first time since they were a modest 4-4 on Jan. 8. With the Minnesota Timberwolves losing t...