Found December 24, 2011 on
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.
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The following attempt to pinpoint the potential of this season's Phoenix Suns has been distilled into one chilling sentence delivered by Alvin Gentry:
"Our margin for error is not great," the Suns' coach said.
The brutal translation? The Suns must execute their offense with a sinister precision not witnessed last season. They also must make shots at a soaring...
Mickael Pietrus is racking up the frequent flier miles. Next stop Beantown.
After the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors called off their trade for Pietrus after concerns surrounding some swelling in his knee after an exam and workout for the Raptors, Pietrus flew from Ottowa, Canada to Phoenix last week for a re-evaluation and meeting with the Suns.
Now the Boston Celtics are...
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.
This would be a great signing for Boston. Pietrus is a bigger guy with above average defensive ability and can hit from long range. Last season was far from his best as he only shot 39 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range, but he has the ability to get hot in a hurry and he would make the Celtics that much deeper off the bench. Besides, I still have nightmares...
Mickael Pietrus was bought out by the Suns and is expected to clear waivers Saturday.
The Suns dropped their final preseason game on Thursday, and unfortunately for them, the result was a familiar one. The Nuggets cruised to a second straight blowout victory over Phoenix, but this one was far more humbling for the Suns, considering that Nene, Al Harrington, and Ty Lawson all sat this one out due to…
Though the Celtics signed Mickael Pietrus to a one-year veteran minimum contract last night, a league source said...
The new Suns guard sounds off on basketball, Michigan State, his time in Los Angeles and his wife, Monica.
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.
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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.