The Draft Aftermath

“GOING YOUNG” was the Arizona Republic headline and the Phoenix Suns, per usual, were ecstatic. Why? Well, they had got both “their guys,” but, hang on; it gets better.

“SUNS BUY MORE TIME WITH PAIR OF INTRIGUING PICKS” was attached to a column by Dan Bickley, the Republic’s NFL football guru who dabbles in NBA commentary. […]

By |2017-03-10T03:33:16-07:00June 26th, 2016|Phoenix Suns|0 Comments

Dominant NBA Draftees

Thanks to Mr. Research, we have some numbers for the Analytics before this NBA draft. We all know how much they love numbers. Back in the day – now close to being “long ago” — when the No. 1 pick of the NBA draft was more often than not a dominant big man, this was […]

By |2017-03-10T03:39:41-07:00June 22nd, 2016|NBA Analytics, NBA Draft 2016|0 Comments

A Dissenting MVP Vote

 

No question, LeBron James was outstanding and played very well. But Kyrie Irving should have been MVP. James got it because he’s the face of the franchise but Irving’s 30, 34, 41, 23 and 26-point games coincided with the Cavs’ comeback. His huge third quarter Sunday lifted Cleveland from a halftime deficit and his three-pointer […]

By |2017-03-10T03:44:22-07:00June 20th, 2016|NBA MVP|0 Comments

The Suns’ Side of the Draft

 

Phoenix Suns are eyeing Jaylen Brown, Cal’s Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, as a candidate for their No. 4 pick. An athletic 6-foot-7, 225-pounder, the 19-year-old’s physique has the Analytics drooling. He talks, too: “I think having a high level of intelligence translates right to the basketball court. I play chess all the time. I […]

By |2017-03-10T03:45:49-07:00June 14th, 2016|Phoenix Suns, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s ‘Petulant’ NBA Game

Columnist Dan Bickley, of the Arizona Republic, wrote this about today’s game: “(Adam Silver’s) NBA is approaching something of a breaking point. Unprepared and undeveloped college players are still making the game shrivel.” And, he added: “Parity is a myth, and this past season, the league was full of disappointing, underachieving, petulant teams.” Meaning: There […]

By |2017-03-10T03:49:26-07:00June 1st, 2016|NBA|0 Comments