Phoenix Suns

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by KnightWriter, Nov 16, 2006.

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  1. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    This thread is for Phoenix Suns discussion.

    The valley's best (and, these days, only worthwhile) team continues its quest for a championship, led by two-time MVP Steve Nash.

    Its been a bit of a rough start to the 06-07 season, but i expect the suns to pick up the pace and right the ship.
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  3. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    based on his last game, i'd say not.

    he did very well against memphis.
  4. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    i missed that game.

    i hope he isn't, for the league's sake.

    if Nash wins 3 in a row i will eat a hat and post pics in this thread.
  5. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    he went for 25 and 14, plus 2 blocks. then throw in almost a week of rest, and he should be good to go.
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Much as I love watching Steve Nash, I'm not so sure he should have won the 2nd MVP award last year. Now the first one, I was really hoping he'd win.

    Amare's fun to watch too, I like the Suns offense that they've had the past couple seasons.

    Hopefully they'll be able to pick it up and get going again.
  7. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Steve Nash is certainly the face of the franchise at the moment. He's the first person you think of when you hear the Phoenix Suns. That's a good thing because he thrives there.

    They have three different players that are averaging over 18 points per game. They did well against Memphis, but I'm interested to see them against the Sixers. I think that's a more telling game.
  8. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Of course KnightWriter had to take the Suns thread away from me. :(

    :p


    Amare looked great in his last game. The one thing he's still missing though is his explosiveness. So far this year, I haven't seen him get to the rim nearly as quick as he did two years ago.
  9. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    The one thing he's still missing though is his explosiveness. So far this year, I haven't seen him get to the rim nearly as quick as he did two years ago.

    It'll probably still be a while, if ever before he fully recovers that kind of explosiveness. I hope he does, though.
  10. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Really? Cause I think he totally deserved it last year, what with the Suns having several injuries throughout the season (especially the loss of Stoudemire). I was pulling for Dirk, but wasn't disappointed at all with Nash winning it.

    The Suns are one of my favorite teams, and like the Mavericks, have both started off the season poorly. I hope of them turn it around quickly.
  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm not saying Nash didn't have a great season last year, because he did, especially given Amare being out.

    I just think that some other players had even better seasons.
  12. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Other players had better seasons, but no other player was more valuable to their team.

    Which is, after all, what the award is for.
  13. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I just think that some other players had even better seasons.


    it's most valuable player, not the most outstanding.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    it's most valuable player, not the most outstanding.
    Which is, after all, what the award is for.


    True.

    It is for the most valuable, but in this case I think LeBron and Kobe at least were just as valuable to their teams. Not to take anything away from Nash, who is an outstanding player and the heart of that franchise now. And as I said, really fun to watch.
  15. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    We got the Sixers tonight, Amare should be able to put up the same kind of numbers as he did in the last game... especially against Philly's interior defense. :p

    And I like when I get to see the Sixers play, Andre Iguodala used to be a favorite of mine when he was with U of A... and Steven Hunter was one of my favorites off the Suns bench two years ago.

    So tonight should be fun for me. :p
  16. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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  17. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    23 points and 10 rebounds from Amare... I still want to hold on a little longer before saying he's back though. :p
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Even so, hes starting to look better already - a good sign indeed for the Suns
  19. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    suns managed to lose another lead late, and for the second time against utah. very frustrating, though i'm sure it's far more frustrating for the team.
  20. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    That's weird... the Suns won.


    That was really weird.
  21. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    i miss the blazing suns team from right before kurt thomas went down last season. they were hitting on all cylinders, and diaw was really coming into his own.
  22. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I've only seen 2 Suns games all season, I believe. One I was rooting for them(they lost), and the other I was rooting against them(Sorry, it was Mavs;) ).

    I hope they will have a lot more national games, this season.
  23. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    the suns looked like they did in the pre-nash days, but they still won tonight.
  24. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I only caught the last 5 minutes of the game... we only gave up 83. did we actually play defense or did the Hornets just miss all the open shots that the Suns give every other team? :p
  25. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Don't look now but the Suns have won 5 of their last 6 games and are back up to .500

    Amare had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks last night. :cool:
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