Found December 25, 2011 on
The new Suns guard sounds off on basketball, Michigan State, his time in Los Angeles and his wife, Monica.
BEST OF MAXIM
Nash isn't backing off optimism, but a lot of fans are. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Back in Arizona, I was playing ball with old friends last week. During a break between games, talk of the overdue season came up. Here were a couple initial reactions about the Suns:
“It’s gonna be great watching the Suns suck this year.”
“Phoenix has nothing going for them.”
Mickael Pietrus averaged 7.4 points in 38 games with the Suns last season.
The Suns have talked about protecting salary-cap space to pursue signing elite free agents in the summer of 2012. Here are the top options, although many are restricted free agents.
Though the Celtics signed Mickael Pietrus to a one-year veteran minimum contract last night, a league source said...
The Celtics added some depth to their bench on Saturday, inking guard/forward Mickael Pietrus after the veteran cleared waivers. "We are very excited to be able to add Mickael to our team," C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of the move. "His skills as a perimeter defender and an outside shooter provide great versatility to the roster."...
Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic discusses the expectations for this year's Phoenix Suns squad and breaks down the roster, position by position.
Fans swarmed downtown for the home opener.
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"I think it's going to be good for me," he said. "I think I can help them both ways, offensively and defensively. They have guys who know how to win games. Those guys know how to win championships...
Paul Coro takes a look at the rest of the Pacific Division.
The Celtics signed Mickael Pietrus after he cleared waivers Saturday night.
Heat Index: A lot of "pundits" think the Phoenix Suns will rest in the basement of the NBA's Western Conference. Then again, they thought that way about the Arizona Diamondbacks last spring.
While it will take the Hornets some time to get used to the new faces on their roster, the three players New Orleans got in exchange for star guard Chris Paul will all look familiar to the Phoenix Suns.