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Team Overview

Phoenix Suns

2009-10 record: 54-28

Second place, Pacific Division

Lost in conference finals to Lakers

DRAFT PICKS:

Round: 2

#46 : Gani Lawal
#60 : Dwayne Collins
Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
14. Earl Clark 15. Robin Lopez 24. Rudy Fernandez 21. Rajon Rondo 21. Nate Robinson
48. Taylor Griffin 48. Malik Hairston 29. Alando Tucker 27. Sergio Rodriguez 57. Marcin Gortat
57. Emir Preldzic 59. D.J. Strawberry

Offensive:
112.7 (first)

Defensive:
106.9 (19th)

Under contract:
G: Leandro Barbosa
F: Earl Clark
G: Goran Dragic
F: Jared Dudley
F: Taylor Griffin
C: Robin Lopez
G: Steve Nash
G: Jason Richardson

Free agents:
F: Louis Amundson (unrestricted)
C: Jarron Collins (unrestricted)
C: Channing Frye (Player option)
F: Grant Hill (Player option)
F: Amar'e Stoudemire (ETO)

Areas of Strength:
Not just fun on offense, the Suns are good on offense, shooting better than any team overall and shooting better on threes. They are about so much more than pace.

Needs work:
Rebounding is the obvious problem area, especially on the defensive boards.

Two Stats That Matter:
4
-- Times in the last six season Steve Nash has led the league in assists.

1 -- Games 37-year-old Grant Hill missed in 2009-10.

The Way To Go:
Hill won't play forever, despite all evidence to the contrary, so the Suns will have to line up a successor at some point. It just probably won't come out of this draft -- their first pick is 46.

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