|2010-11 Team Rating|
|5th Overall||30th Overall|
Stats through Jan. 15
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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