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During our last visit with Lance Blanks, the Phoenix Suns' general manager and his co-workers were praising the selection of first-round pick Markieff Morris and working on spin moves.
And while Morris did enough as a Kansas Jayhawk to inspire visions of raging NBA competence, the Suns may need a significantly greater boost than he figures to provide. Markieff was available for Phoenix employment, it should be noted, because the Suns weren't very good last season.
With training camp and the free-agent derby scheduled to arrive on the same day, this is a roster with some assembly required. For expert perspective on this topic, let's go with franchise superstar Steve Nash.
"I definitely would love to see us improve our roster," Nash said Thursday after his first workout at team headquarters inside US Airways Center. "But I think it's up to us to find that little bit of magic collectively and individually to give ourselves a chance to win enough games ...
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PHOENIX -- It wasn't the clichd "best shape of my life" line often uttered before the start of a new season, but Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez did report Thursday that he's doing a whole lot better physically than he was last season.
With an unusually long break due to the NBA's 149-day lockout, Lopez said he's feeling healthier and more athletic after...
Grant Hill is likely to re-sign with the Suns.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash says it's "very, very important" to him that the Phoenix Suns re-sign his good friend Grant Hill.
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill worked out Friday at US Airways Center and declared there are ''good chances'' of his return to Phoenix.
Steve Nash says that it's 'very, very important' to him that the Phoenix Suns re-sign his good friend Grant Hill.
Steve Nash says that it's "very, very important" to him that the Phoenix Suns re-sign his good friend Grant Hill.
39-year old Grant Hill is a coveted free agent, and should he leave Phoenix, that would make Steve Nash a very sad panda. From the Arizona Republic: “Unlike most people, Nash believes the Suns are a playoff team after missing the postseason last season at 40-42. Their roster and rotation likely will look largely the same as the front office keeps salary space in tact to pursue...
The Phoenix Suns claim that Grant Hill is their top free agent priority, but according to Newsday, they’ll have to fight off the Knicks’ advances: “On the first day the NBA permitted team executives to contact agents about players, the Knicks prepared to reach out to several free agents, including one who turned them down two years ago. Although Caron Butler and Shawne Williams...
NBA players and owners don't have a lot of day-to-day contact, unless one of them sits behind the bench, so it isn't as if we're staring down the barrel of a full-on soap opera as the players return to work on December 9th. But there's bound to be some resentment from the players, right? After all, these owners signed the players to what they thought were legally...