12:13 PM EDT, Tue September 26, 2017
Phoenix Suns need Amare-like impact from Josh Jackson

Phoenix Suns need Amare-like impact from Josh Jackson

Fifteen years after Stoudemire captured Rookie of the Year and imaginations alike, Jackson may follow similar path Fifteen years ago, the Phoenix Suns were preparing to enter a season with flagging expectations. The 2001-02 Suns had finished 36-46 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1988. The roster possessed young talent, but that talent had not translated into wins. Most prognosticators spent the following summer predicting the 2002-03 Suns to finish near the bottom of the NBA, but there was one facet they did not account for — the rapid ascension of Amar’e Stoudemire (or...
Throwback Friday: Suns, Lakers, Nash, Kobe... and holy crap TIM THOMAS!!!

Throwback Friday: Suns, Lakers, Nash, Kobe... and holy crap TIM THOMAS!!!

Vote on your favorite SSOL playoff run. The other day, I randomly caught game 4 of the first round of the 2006 playoffs on NBATV. Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles Lakers. Steve Nash. Shawn Marion. Skinny Boris. Tim Thomas. And of course Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant and the great Smush Parker. I much prefer Game 6 of that series over Game 4, so here is a fun reminder of that epic game that saved the Suns playoff lives. Even without Raja Bell, who reportedly watched the game from a local bar full of Laker fans. And of COURSE without Amare Stoudemire and Kurt Thomas (injured). Here’s a link to the whole...

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