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Trevor Ariza Turned the Suns into Championship Contenders

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf the Suns win a championship soon, they should gift Trevor Ariza with a ring. Back when they were still horrible, the Suns signed Ariza in the 2018 offseason on a massive one-year, $15 million contract. However, the move looked bad immediately after the season started. Ariza was a solid player, but he seemed to show absolutely no effort on his new team. This led to him being absolutely despised by the Sun’s fanbase. So how did Ariza cause the Suns to become contenders? The Suns traded Ariza at the 2018-19 trade deadline after seeing no...

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What has Gone Wrong with the Phoenix Suns?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Phoenix Suns started out the 2020-21 NBA season hot, with a 5-1 record. Since then, they have fallen to 10-8 including a stretch that saw them drop five out of six games. How did the Suns fall from such a great start? The most apparent problem with the Suns is that they can’t seem to keep any sort of lead. Of their seven losses since that great start, five of them had the Suns with the lead at some point in the second half. The Suns have also jumped out to a lead many times...

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Analyzing The Phoenix Suns’ Offseason Moves

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Phoenix Suns entered the 2020 NBA Restart Bubble as the team furthest away from earning a playoff spot. However, they went a perfect 8-0 and came so close to making the playoffs in an improbable run. This led to lofty expectations for the team in the 2020-21 season, to which GM James Jones responded to by making a series of moves. Here is my analysis of the moves and the impact of the new acquisitions through the first four games of this new NBA season. The Phoenix Suns made arguably the biggest move of the...

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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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