The Suns went into last season as a bottom-of-the-barrel preseason pick. They were able to trade Luis Scola to Indiana for Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee and a first-round pick. That trade helped spark a winning season in Phoenix.
The Suns gave Eric Bledsoe a big contract this offseason. If he plays as well as expected, their back-court duo of Goran Dragic and Bledsoe could be the best in the league. Let’s hope the payday doesn’t mess up his work ethic.
The Suns were only a game out of the 8th spot last season. Will they make the playoffs this season?
We will be posting a team preview for every team up until the start of the regular season.
Here is the 2014-15 NBA season preview for the Phoenix Suns.
Fantasy basketball just finished its first week of play. We are starting to figure out which players will get minutes and a few players who will benefit from an early season injury.
I know fantasy basketball isn’t as widely-played as fantasy football and baseball, but it’s a fun game. You have to work the lineups daily like baseball, but need to keep a close eye on how many games a team plays that week.
We look at some of the players who weren’t drafted in most leagues, but are now worth a pickup. The names on this list may surprise you. Two awkward white guys who used to be glued to the Indiana Pacers bench and a player who we all assumed was fantasy irrelevant made the list.
The NBA Summer League season is underway in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Indiana Pacers summer league squad will be playing in Orlando.
The Pacers have a few holes they need to fill for the 2012-13 season, but hope to acquire those players via free agency. If they miss out on signing Courtney Lee, Elton Brand, or another player they have targeted, they could turn to a player on their summer league squad.
Miles Plumlee, Indiana’s 2012 first-round pick, has already made a (negative) first impression on former Indiana University basketball coach Dan Dakich. After watching Plumlee play in person, Dakich simply said, “He can’t play.”
Who else is on the Indiana Pacers summer league team? The rest of the roster is after the jump… Jarrid Famous – 6’11 240 lbs. – PF – South Florida University (NCAA) Reggie Hamilton – 5’11 176 lbs. – PG – Oakland University (NCAA) Ben Hansbrough – 6’3 203 lbs. – SG – Notre Dame University (NCAA) Matt Janning – 6’4 220 lbs. – SG – Northeasern University (NCAA) Orlando Johnson – 6’5 224 lbs. – SG – UC Santa Barbara (NCAA) Tyren Johnson – 6’7 225 lbs. – PF – Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA) Chris Kramer – 6’3 215 lbs. – SG – Purdue University (NCAA) *Jeff Pendergraph – 6’9 240 lbs. – PF – Arizona State University (NCAA) Miles Plumlee – 7’0 252 lbs. – PF/C – Duke University (NCAA) Matt Rogers – 6’11 225 lbs. – PF – Southwest Baptist (NCAA) *Lance Stephenson – 6’5 210 lbs. – SG – University of Cincinnati (NCAA) Robert Vaden – 6’5 205 lbs. – SG/SF – UAB (NCAA) Julian Mavunga – 6’8 239 lbs. – F – Miami of Ohio (NCAA)
* previously on Indiana Pacers 2011-12 roster
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