Suns need more set playsPosted by Inside Hoops
The East Valley Tribune (Scott Bordow) reports: Mike D’Antoni likes to say that the ball will find the open man. That may be true in the second quarter of a January game, but it doesn’t always happen in May and June when the game slows down and becomes a half-court affair. If there’s one prescient thing Amaré Stoudemire said in the last few days — his comments about playing better defense are laughable considering he may be the Suns’ most inattentive defender — it’s that Phoenix needs to establish priorities on offense, much like the Spurs do. San Antonio knows exactly what it wants to do in the closing minutes of games. Phoenix still relies too heavily on Steve Nash’s improvisational skills. The Suns have to identify their first, second and third options and stick with them. They may become more predictable, but they’ll also become more reliable.