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Phoenix

Suns

Pacific

2010-11 Team Rating
OffenseDefense
108.1110.1
5th Overall30th Overall
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Stats through Jan. 15

W

17

L

21

PCT

.447

GB

1.5

CONF

11-14

DIV

4-4

HOME

11-9

ROAD

6-2

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Category

Grade
FrnCourt
The focus of the offseason -- losing Amar'e Stoudemire, adding Hedo Turkoglu, Hakim Warrick and Josh Childress -- has become the focus of the problems. At least Grant Hill is still a positive.

C-

BckCourt
Steve Nash remains the franchise centerpiece and a great of the game, even without pick-and-roll partner Stoudemire, even as he prepares to turn 37. Vince Carter is a nice temp.

B

Defense
Whatever.

F

Bench
There is depth with a point guard (Goran Dragic), forward (Jared Dudley), center (Marcin Gortat) and swingman (Mickael Pietrus). But the Childress and Warrick signings have not worked out.

A-

Coaching
Alvin Gentry didn’t change. The roster did. Months after a starring role in the push to the Western Conference final, he needs to find answers on defense and build cohesion.

B

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C

Summary

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

The good times of 2009-10 began to fade when Stoudemire left as a free agent and officially disappeared in the opening months of the new season as the Suns searched for chemistry and a dependable lineup. Nash and Hill are still reliable, if not remarkable, but disappointment rules the day as the defense and the mood drops.

--Scott Howard-Cooper

Explanation of Marking System

  • A - Superior
  • B - Above Average
  • C - Average
  • D - Below Average
  • F - Failing
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