Phoenix Suns: Organization's Real Miracle Workers

Gagan SinghCorrespondent IApril 2, 2008

They Phoenix Suns have some miracle workers on their staff. It’s not anybody we see on the court, in fact, it’s a bunch of people anyone hardly knows.

The miracle workers I’m referring to are the members of the Suns' medical staff.

The Suns probably have one of the best, if not the best, medical staffs in the association.

Just check out their resume and I dare you to disagree.

The most notable job they’ve done is on the Big Cactus, the Big Aristotle, the Diesel, also known simply as Shaq. Since coming over from the Heat, Shaq-fu has been playing injury free and looks skinny as a big man like him can look.

Along with Shaquille, the Suns' medical staff has also saved the careers of many other players.


Grant Hill (G/F)

Total games played from 2000-2007: 200 games

Total games played this season: 64 games

The man with softest ankles in the league suddenly is cured by coming to the desert.


Amare Stoudemire (F/C)

Amare had microfracture surgery in 2005 and after sitting out an entire season he came back to play 78 games last year and is on the verge of playing 80 games this year.

Let’s leave alone the fact Stoudemire is playing at a high level and look at the fact that he’s playing 34 mpg on a daily basis without any major discomfort in his knees is huge.


Steve Nash (G)

Kid Canada’s backs been hurting more than Stephane Dion’s approval ratings and yet, he plays every game and plays extremely well at that.

The Suns medical staff had to have been using some special sort of ointment on Nash’s back for the past three years.


Shaquille O’Neal (C)

Weight problem.

Knee problems.

Foot problems.

The cure?

The Phoenix Suns.

Shaq is listed at 325 lbs. and that is simply astounding. He hasn’t looked this skinny since he came into the league. He’s actually running up and down the court for the first time since he wore the Purple and Gold.

I don’t know what the Suns' medical staff is doing, but I think an investigation into using performance-enhancing drugs on players is definitely warranted.