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A Chat with Steven Hunter

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Posted: April 22, 2005

Most of the talk surrounding the Phoenix Suns' free-agent signing bonanza last summer has focused on the acquisitions of Steve Nash and Quentin Richardson. And with Nash battling Shaquille O'Neal for the league's MVP honors and Richardson setting records for long-range bombs all year, the talk has certainly been justified.

But a third offseason pick-up for the Suns has paid dividends, as well. Fourth-year center Steven Hunter has provided valuable minutes off the bench and figures to play a prominent role in the middle, as the Suns enter the postseason.

The DePaul product has become the primary big man to spell Amar