Found December 20, 2011 on
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.
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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...
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...
The Suns frontcourt is getting crowded, much to coach Alvin Gentry's delight, but Hakim Warrick could be the odd man out.
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 [...]
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…
7 p.m.: Follow along as the Suns open the 2011-12 season with the first of two preseason games against the Nuggets.
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.