In Thursdays second round of the Las Vegas Summer League, we learned something very important about the Phoenix Suns.
And heres the lesson: During the upcoming NBA season, they may do very well against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second quarter.
Based on summer lineups and winter projections, the first units that collided during the tournament phase of the Vegas league will spend a great deal of time as second stringers in the next regular season.
If youre following the Suns, you seriously hope so.
The third-seeded Suns 92-84 triumph included a 24-0 second-quarter run we couldnt witness on NBA TV because that stretch was preempted by a press conference. In this press conference, outgoing commissioner David Stern and incoming commish Adam Silver gleefully reported that the leagues board of governors had unanimously approved Charlotte dumping the nickname Bobcats for the old Hornets tag.
Since Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte franchise, he probably threw in several first-r...