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Chris Paul to Phoenix: A Breakdown

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhoenix…. what have you done? Why did you trade for one of the worst contracts in the league? Is it because you went 8-0 in the NBA bubble? These are some questions I had when I saw the CP3 trade. For reference: Suns receive: Chris Paul Thunder receive: Kelly Oubre Jr, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, 2022 1st Round pick. (Per Woj) The Suns did go 8-0 in the bubble. That’s not saying a lot. That’s like going undefeated in the summer league. Phoenix, you are not contenders. You beat a bunch of teams that...

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Biggest Bust in Each of the Last Ten NBA Drafts

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe NBA Draft takes place on November 18th this year, and it is a time that many fans get excited for. But if you are a Knicks, Suns, Kings, or Timberwolves fan, every year the draft is complete uncertainty, considering these teams typically do awful in the draft, with a few good picks sprinkled in. And it doesn’t help that these teams typically have high draft picks, making the picks even worse. These teams have drafted some extreme busts over the years, many of them in the last ten years. Each draft has its fair share...

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What Should We Take Away From the Suns’ Bubble Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Phoenix Suns entered the NBA’s restart bubble in Orlando as the 13th best team in the Western Conference and the team furthest back from a playoff spot out all the teams invited. However, the Suns shocked the basketball world, and went 8-0 while coming agonizingly close to making the playoffs. The Suns finished with the same record ass the 9th seed Grizzlies, but lost the tiebreaker, meaning Memphis would move on to the play-in tournament. Although the Suns missed the playoffs, they still showed some great signs out in Orlando. To start, the Suns finished...

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What If: The 2007 Phoenix Suns

Reading Time: 2 minutesGame 4 of the 2007 Western Conference Finals. Suns vs Spurs in San Antonio. The Suns lead the Spurs 100-97 with 10.2 seconds left in the game. The ball is in Steve Nash’s hands with the Spurs having to intentionally foul. That’s when Robert Horry hip-checks Nash into the scorer’s table, starting a fight and getting himself ejected. The Suns would win that game 104-98 and level the series at 2-2, but the damage was far from done. When Nash got hit, Amar’e Stoudemire and Boris Diaw, who were sitting on the bench, just simply stepped...

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Grading James Jones’ Significant Moves as Suns GM

Reading Time: 2 minutesJames Jones was introduced as the Suns’ GM just before the 2018 NBA season to replace an abysmal GM in Ryan McDonough. Here are my grades for the significant moves he has made in his time as general manager.   Kelly Oubre Jr. Trade Jones’s first significant move was arguably his best move. In exchange for an old Trevor Ariza to the Wizards, Jones received small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and point guard Austin Rivers. Rivers was waived by the Suns immediately, but Oubre Jr. has blossomed into a great piece for the Suns. Grade: A+...

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