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Old 03-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Remember A Mere Three Seasons Ago When The Suns Were Considered...

..an up-and-coming TEAM that had just taken the championship Spurs 6 games in that memorable first round series.

So my question is...with basically the same integral core talent minus Marbury, when did they become a non-functional NBA squad that an only properly function with a "unnamed" point guard at the helm?

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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..an up-and-coming TEAM that had just taken the championship Spurs 7 games in that memorable firs round series.

So my question is...with basically the same integral core talent minus Marbury, when did they become a non-functional NBA squad that an only properly function with a "unnamed" point guard at the helm?
They became too dependent on Nash when Dantoni decided they were going to play Nash ball whether he's in the game or not.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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..an up-and-coming TEAM that had just taken the championship Spurs 7 games in that memorable firs round series.

So my question is...with basically the same integral core talent minus Marbury, when did they become a non-functional NBA squad that an only properly function with a "unnamed" point guard at the helm?

They were up and coming but the reason they took the Spurs to SIX games is because they matched up very well...Marbury owned Parker.

Also the only reason the Suns cant function w/o Nash is because of the system...If you gave them a season to change it this team is still top 6 in the west.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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They became too dependent on Nash when Dantoni decided they were going to play Nash ball whether he's in the game or not.
They were still a formidable offensive squad back then and obviously were a good team by their showing in series against the Spurs.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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They were still a formidable offensive squad back then and obviously were a good team by their showing in series against the Spurs.

that spurs team is one of the weakest championship teams in recent memory, they had no solid 2nd option and relied mostly on duncan's dominance, and the series didn't go 7 games, san antonio won in 6, and the couple suns wins had a lot to do with lady luck dancing their way.

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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They were up and coming but the reason they took the Spurs to SIX games is because they matched up very well...Marbury owned Parker.

Also the only reason the Suns cant function w/o Nash is because of the system...If you gave them a season to change it this team is still top 6 in the west.


Once agin read my post..The Suns were not very good...They just matched up well with that Spurs team.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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And in Game 1 Amare BANKED a clutch 3 in and Marbury hit a game winner pull-up 3 ball bullcrap shot. It wasnt legit.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:36 PM   #8
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i don't remember because it never happened. the spurs won in 6 and the suns won game 1 off a bs 45 foot shot by amare and the spurs killed them the rest of the series
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And in Game 1 Amare BANKED a clutch 3 in and Marbury hit a game winner pull-up 3 ball bullcrap shot. It wasnt legit.
Jake Voshkuhl also hit a gw shot..The Suns got VERY lucky.
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They were still a formidable offensive squad back then and obviously were a good team by their showing in series against the Spurs.
... they werent nearly as good as they are now. And like I said in the post you quoted Dantoni has them playing as if Nash is on the floor even when he's not.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #11
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They were up and coming but the reason they took the Spurs to SIX games is because they matched up very well...Marbury owned Parker.

Also the only reason the Suns cant function w/o Nash is because of the system...If you gave them a season to change it this team is still top 6 in the west.
Amare was owning Duncan as well, no? And I stand corrected on the amount of games...but would you willing to admit the talk then was about the team and not a prophet-like player that had single-handily revived the Suns organiztion from the ashes of death?
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #12
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also, the spurs won every series by 6 that year. that was the plan.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #13
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All I remember was Starbury OBLITERATING one overrated Tony Parker.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:57 PM   #14
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Suns overachieved like a mother that season. They had absolutely no business even being in the playoffs. Amare developed faster than expected for a high-school kid, and Marbury and Marion both played their butts off.


Look at it like this, an aging Scott Williams and a unspectacular Jake Voskuhl were the Suns centers. Joe Johnson was still developing, struggling, coming off the bench. Penny Hardaway was starting, and while he had some decent games, was not exactly outstanding.


Casey Jacobsen, Tom Gugliotta, Randy Brown, and Jake Tsakalidis made up the rest of the Suns bench during that series.

So basically it was a rookie Amare, Shawn Marion and Marbury vs the Spurs, who had Manu Ginobili, Speedy Claxton, Stephen Jackson, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, David Robinson and Bruce Bowen.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #15
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Three seasons ago suns didn't make the playoffs...
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