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The Suns frontcourt is getting crowded, much to coach Alvin Gentry's delight, but Hakim Warrick could be the odd man out.
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In addition to the big brains on their basketball staff, the Phoenix Suns have the benefit of entering this lockout-inflicted season with a coach on the floor.
And it's not Steve Nash. Well, it sort of is, but not literally. For the record, I also wasn't referring to Grant Hill or some cockeyed notion of Dan Majerle coming out of retirement to bomb a few 3s in the fourth...
PHOENIX -- It's been quite some time since a rookie made much of an impact for the Phoenix Suns. Not since Amare Stoudemire in 2002 has a lottery draft pick stuck with the Suns and played significant minutes right away.
But the Suns' first-round pick in the 2011 draft, power forward Markieff Morris, believes he can be different and isn't interested in waiting around...
Besides two-time MVP Steve Nash, the rest of the Suns starters have yet to be named with a week remaining until opening night.
Three years after Mike D’Antoni left Phoenix for New York, his run-and-gun style still influences Phoenix’s style under Alvin Gentry. And with two-time MVP Steve Nash still running the point, it’s easy to think of the Suns as a guard’s playground. But as the Suns open their preseason tonight against Denver ahead of Monday’s season [...]
Notes: Suns coach Alvin Gentry opened the preseason with the same starting lineup that finished last season, except for Grant Hill sitting out with a sore right knee.
7 p.m.: Follow along as the Suns open the 2011-12 season with the first of two preseason games against the Nuggets.
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...
Notes: Without saying so directly, Suns coach Alvin Gentry made it sound as if Ronnie Price has beaten out Sebastian Telfair to be the backup point guard behind Steve Nash.