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The Suns season has become a full-scale worry after their evident shortcomings played themselves out in a season-opening 85-84 loss to New Orleans.
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Nash appears to be the only certainty on this team. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)
In a league where identity is everything, the Suns appear in danger of having nothing.
Nash is still there, but his value goes hand-in-hand with that of his teammates. He still garners double-digit assists, but more and more he is required to spoon-feed his increasingly less talented teammates to do it. Without...
New Orleans point guard Jarrett Jack will sit out Monday's season opener at Phoenix.
Jarrett will serve a one-game suspension for a reckless driving charge during the summer.
Newly acquired Greivis Vasquez will get the start in place of Jack.
The Hornets made a trade for Vasquez last week in a deal that send Quincy Pondexter to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Vasquez averaged 3.6...
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.
The Hornets played great defense in holding the Suns to 39.5% shooting from the floor and that is the main reason they got a nice road win to open the season. Eric Gordon led the way for the Hornets in this game with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Carl Landry (14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals) and Trevor Ariza (13 points, 7 rebounds...
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.
Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic discusses the expectations for this year's Phoenix Suns squad and breaks down the roster, position by position.
With the NBA seemingly thin on talent at the center position, Phoenix's Robin Lopez and Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes appeared to be two more big busts after disappointing 2010-11 seasons.
Each 7-footer showed in this week's opener he still could end up being a major contributor, though only one can help his team get its first victory as the Suns host the 76ers on Wednesday...
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO
After a tumultuous offseason, the New Orleans Hornets get to finally take the court -- but without one of the best players in franchise history.
The Hornets begin an era without Chris Paul when they open the season against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
New Orleans went 46-36 last season but was eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in six...
Eric Gordon drained a jumper from the top of the key with four seconds left to lift the Hornets over the Suns, 85-84, at U.S. Airways Center.
Eric Gordon is very, very good. In a few years he will be one of the best slashing guards in the league. The Clippers were only going to trade him for a handful of players in the league (Chris Paul being one of them). Here he is getting the Hornets a win over the Suns…
We’ve endorsed him for New Orleans Hornets owner before, but comedian-slash-pro-wrestling-manager-slash-Air-Sex-Pioneer-slash-everything-else Chris Trew should already be running the team and throwing together Alonzo Mourning handshakes for pregame festivities. Make this happen, anyone in charge of basketball.
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