Jason’s Richardson’s influence isn’t limited to just the hardwood. Just ask the grateful residents of Saginaw, Mich. [Read more...]
Early Friday morning, four members of our dunk team and the Suns VP of Game Entertainment, Kip Helt, met at the US Airways Arena with quite the weekend ahead of us. We were on our way to Vegas, with one goal in mind, to show USA Basketball, the NBA and the basketball fans of Las Vegas we are the finest entertainment crew in the NBA, and we also wanted to demonstrate how we are the most exciting dunk team in the NBA. [Read more...]
It’s been a summer of change for the Suns, and that’s OK. Remember last summer, when then-general manager Steve Kerr shipped out Shaquille O’Neal for two guys (Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic) who would never suit up?
And things still worked out well for the little team that no one really expected to make the playoffs. Actually, things worked out great, as the Suns advanced all the way to the Western Conference finals on sheer resolve, not to mention the inspiring play of Steve Nash, Grant Hill and a bunch of youngsters off the bench.
Of course, Amare Stoudemire had plenty to do with that, and we all know he’s now a Knick. Good luck in the Big Apple, Amare. You will be missed.
And good luck to Kerr, whose reign as GM can now be considered a success. He is certain to be a winner in whatever venue he decides to pursue. (Right now, that’s TNT broadcasts of NBA games.)
But this is about the future, or at least the here and now. This is about the new-look Suns, who boast a new team president in Lon Babby — a former player agent who knows a little something about negotiations and wily roster maneuvering. Say what you will about Babby, but he’s not likely to overpay anyone. [Read more...]
Reynolds showed a nice ability to run the show.
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I’ve taken in a week of the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League and after consulting with various members of esteemed front offices, life-long scouts and other basketball dignitaries, and I feel quite comfortable in ignoring all of their insight and offering my own analysis to you instead. So without further ado, here’s the team’s report card for the week: [Read more...]
Finding a diamond in the rough in the NBA draft is a lot easier said than done. It’s rare that a second-round pick pays dividends for a team, but as recent history has shown Suns fans, it isn’t too much of a stretch to believe a player can contribute for a team after being past up on by so many others. [Read more...]
No stranger to philanthropic efforts, Steve Nash is nominated in the celebrity category of VH1′s “Do Something Awards,” a TV special honoring young people’s commitment to social change that airs July 19. Here’s your chance to vote for the All-Star point guard who, according to DoSomething.VH1.com, “leads the assist for low-income and at-risk kids to access to high-quality early learning in the US, and provides critical needs health services to children in Paraguay. Hosted the Showdown in Chinatown, a charity Soccer Game in New York City and gave away autographed shoes in support of Educare Arizona.” [Read more...]