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Steve Nash ain’t no spring chicken. He was the 15th pick in the 1996 (!) NBA Draft.
He’s had an amazing career already, with two MVPs to his credit (2004-05 and 2005-06), insanely good shooting percentages (a member of the ultra-elite 50-40-90 club), and some deep runs into the playoffs with both the Mavs and the Suns.
But let’s face it: The 37-year-old Nash is in purgatory. He plays for a middling Suns club that’s unlikely to be a serious contender this year or — if we’re honest — any time while Nash wears an NBA uniform.
Luckily for Steve, his contract will expire after he earns $11.7 million this season. Nash was involved in trade rumors all last season, but nothing happened. This year, even though Nash says he wants to stay with Phoenix, trade talk will only heat up.
If Phoenix doesn’t move Nash before the 2012 trade deadline, they’ll let him walk for nothing. But think about what happened with Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, and Chris Paul. Each of their teams pulled off a
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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 bought out the contract of Mickael Pietrus' contract, paying him about $4.2 million of his $5.3 million salary.
The Suns waived Mickael Pietrus after reaching a financial agreement, the team announced via a brief press release press release on Thursday. Phoenix had attempted to trade Pietrus to Toronto for a conditional second round draft pick, but the deal fell through after Pietrus was found to not yet be healed from the knee injury…
In a move that was very surprising to me the Phoenix Suns bought out the contract of Mickael Pietrus. Key word being bought out, not amnestied. This means the Suns still have their one-time amnesty to use at another point. What they did instead was pay $4.2 million of his contract and placed him on waivers.
The Suns bought out Pietrus’ contract, paying him about $4.2 million...
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have waived swingman Mickael Pietrus after reaching a financial agreement.
Marcin Gortat intends to play with a broken thumb, an injury that typically takes two to three weeks to heal.
Mickael Pietrus, recently released by the Phoenix Suns, is leaning “heavily” towards signing with the Boston Celtics, according to a league source. Pietrus must first clear waivers — that won’t happen until 6 p.m. Saturday — but it’s highly unlikely that any team will want to pick up the $5.3 million he is owed [...]
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.
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.