1. 5 Former Top NBA Draft Picks Who Will Finally Live Up to Their Hype in 2012-13

    There are always going to be draft busts in the NBA , but some guys who have struggled from recent drafts look ready to prove they were worth their high selections...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 27,089 reads 126 comments

  2. Ranking Steve Nash Among the Top 10 Players in Phoenix Suns History

    As you all know by now, Steve Nash is now a Los Angeles Laker. That means it's fair game to look at how he stacks up compared to other Phoenix greats...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 3,220 reads 26 comments

  3. Projecting Each 2012-13 L.A. Lakers Player's Minutes Per Game

    The Los Angeles Lakers captured all the headlines this offseason with major moves for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard . Adding these two stars, along with several other role players, raises questions about the distribution of minutes...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 1,448 reads 15 comments

  4. 5 Sneaky-Good Situational Lineups for the Phoenix Suns in 2012-13

    The Phoenix Suns will be battling for their playoff lives on a nightly basis, and coach Alvin Gentry might have to get creative to ensure his team wins games...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 2,774 reads 26 comments

  5. How L.A. Lakers Will Fix Their 5 Biggest Weaknesses in 2012-13

    The Los Angeles Lakers captured the attention of basketball fans everywhere when the team traded for Dwight Howard , but the team is far from perfect. Among a couple of weaknesses on the team are bench production and the coaching staff...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 2,781 reads 26 comments

  6. Phoenix Suns: Realistic Stat Projections for Each Member of Starting Unit

    Stats are one of the main aspects of competitive sports. They determine who the best players are and who gets paid the big bucks. For fans of the Phoenix Suns , stats are going to be that much more important for next year's revamped starting lineup...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 3,187 reads 62 comments

  7. Phoenix Suns Agree to Terms with Free-Agent Center Jermaine O'Neal

    The Phoenix Suns were in need of depth at center after trading away Robin Lopez, and they got their man with the signing of free-agent Jermaine O'Neal...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 2,858 reads 64 comments

  8. Re-Grading L.A. Lakers' Moves from Last Offseason

    As you all probably know by now, the Los Angeles Lakers have traded for Dwight Howard . That sets the Lakers up for a fantastic offseason grade...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 2,684 reads 7 comments

  9. Predicting the Phoenix Suns Rotation for 2012-13 Season

    The Phoenix Suns have undergone a complete 360-degree overhaul this offseason, and there are new players everywhere. That leads to a remade rotation and some tough decisions for Alvin Gentry and his coaching staff...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 3,327 reads 46 comments

  10. 5 Olympians Playing Overseas Who Are Better Than Boston Celtics' 12th Man

    The Boston Celtics are coming off a successful 2011-12 season and have reloaded for yet another title run this season. The Celtics are better and deeper than they were last season, but teams are always looking to get better in any way they can...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 7,088 reads 15 comments

  11. Phoenix Suns 2012-13 Schedule: Monthly Breakdown and W-L Predictions

    The Phoenix Suns have undergone a complete make over since the end of last season. The biggest news is the departure of Steve Nash, two-time MVP and face of the franchise...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about almost 2 years ago 4,882 reads 93 comments

  12. 5 Reasons Joe Johnson Will Resurrect Career with Brooklyn Nets

    Joe Johnson is a six-time All-Star and one of the better shooting guards in the league. He hasn't scored less than 18.2 points per game in the last six years, but is more famous for how overpaid he is ...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 4,724 reads 28 comments

  13. Report: Phoenix Suns to Get Wesley Johnson in Three-Way Trade

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Phoenix Suns , Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Hornets will partake in a three-way trade that will send C Robin Lopez to New Orleans and SG Wesley Johnson to Phoenix...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 408 reads 271 comments

  14. Phoenix Suns: 5 Reasons Next Year's Suns Will Shock the Western Conference 

    The Phoenix Suns have undergone several big changes this offseason, and it's easy to dismiss them for the upcoming season without the former face of the franchise in Steve Nash. It would be highly unwise to do so, though...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 9,658 reads 107 comments

  15. Phoenix Suns Re-Sign SG Shannon Brown to 2-Year Contract

    The Phoenix Suns have been one of the more active teams this offseason, and might not be done making moves yet...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 1,985 reads 20 comments

  16. Phoenix Suns and 5 NBA Teams Who Had a Better Offseason Than You Think

    This offseason has been full of teams like the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers stealing the spotlight, but lesser publicized teams like the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have had big offseasons in their own right...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 2,101 reads 6 comments

  17. Phoenix Suns: Summer League Roster, Key Storylines

    Rest assured, NBA basketball is back, people. You can all relax now. Well, kind of. The NBA Summer League is in full effect in Orlando , as the newly drafted players and undrafted free agents are looking to prove they belong on an NBA roster...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 5,159 reads 16 comments

  18. NBA Free Agency 2012: Phoenix Suns Should Target O.J. Mayo

    The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a max contract with Eric Gordon, but the New Orleans Hornets will reportedly match the deal . That would leave a hole at shooting guard for Phoenix—a hole that could be filled with free agent O...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 6,469 reads 85 comments

  19. LA Lakers: Is Kobe Bryant the Best Player to Ever Put on a Lakers Uniform?

    Kobe Bryant has put in 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and still has two more years left on his contract...

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  20. Philadelphia 76ers: Grading How Philly Fared in the 2012 NBA Draft

    The NBA draft concluded yesterday and the Philadelphia 76ers were one of a couple teams that ended up with two first-rounders...

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  21. NBA Draft 2012: Phoenix Suns Select Kendall Marshall with the 13th Pick

    The Phoenix Suns have drafted Kendall Marshall with the 2012 NBA draft's 13th pick to be the eventual successor to Steve Nash...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 2,067 reads 5 comments

  22. NBA Draft 2012: The Detroit Pistons Get a Huge Steal with Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond was one of the top centers in the draft class and could have gone in the top five, but the Detroit Pistons solidified their frontcourt with his selection...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 4,705 reads 29 comments

  23. NBA Draft 2012: Did the Cavs Make the Right Decision with Dion Waiters?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers just selected Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick to fortify their backcourt. However, in order to do so, they passed on higher-rated players Thomas Robinson and Harrison Barnes ...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 1,625 reads 4 comments

  24. Jamal Crawford: Breaking Down the Best Options for Free-Agent Shooting Guard

    As expected, Jamal Crawford has opted out of his contract with the Portland Trail Blazers and will be a free agent this offseason (as tweeted by Yahoo!'s Marc J. Spears)...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 1,060 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Rumors: Why Goran Dragic Is Ideal Target for Suns If Steve Nash Bolts

    Steve Nash is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and his departure could very well leave the Phoenix Suns without a starting point guard...

    Roberto  Payne Written by Roberto Payne about 2 years ago 2,154 reads 9 comments