Suns Playoff Run Thread

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  1. sunsfan88

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    This team has overachieved. Nash has said that at least 5 times this season. Everyone knows it including Sarver.
     
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    A team that will more than likely fail to reach the playoffs is overachieving!?!?!?!?!?

    Oh...how fast the Suns have fallen.
     
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    Well, first off, since I'm already on record for stating this team has underachieved, I think we can re-write that "everyone knows it including Sarver" comment. Secondly, can you point me to the 5 + times that Nash has said they were overachieving?

    I remember Nash saying this team isn't graced with great talent but I don't recall any "we've overachieved" comments and I certainly think someone would have posted a few of them if he had done it as often as you claim. I think this team is slightly above average albeit with a dismal future. Slightly above average ought to get us into the playoffs and if we're overachieving it ought to have us fighting for a first round home series rather than on the outside looking in.

    Steve
     
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    Seems like every time the Suns get really close to that playoff spot, they lose a game and fall right back where they started. They aren't getting much help from the other teams, just like last season. Five teams battling for the final three spots, and it still looks like the Suns will be one of the two teams out. A must-win game at Houston coming up.

    As for next season, I really don't see this trend continuing. Either the Suns will be really good, or really bad. The middle ground will no longer be an option because I do believe Nash will leave if the Suns don't add at least one all-star level player.
     
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    one all-star level player won't make them really good. a big three of Nash, Gortat and say... Eric Gordon (probably the only pretty good FA available) is a six seed... maybe a 5 at best. In other words... a complete playoff pretender.
     
  6. ASUCHRIS

    ASUCHRIS ONE HEART BEAT!!!

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    Even better, we'll have to overpay for both Gordon and Nash, and lose all of our flexibility. Yay! Can't wait for it to happen.
     
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    It's possible, but then again, the Suns currently are two games out of the sixth seed with the roster they have and the horrible first half of the season they endured. I would think that adding an all-star scorer like Gordon, assuming he stays healthy, would mean more than a two game improvement in the win column.
     
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    Golden State leading Dallas early. Too bad that won't last.

    But it sure was nice watching the end of the Bulls/Heat game and the Bulls making the Heat their biotch.
     
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    I think the above speaks for the feelings of most on this board.
     
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    Watching the improved play of the Suns the second half of the season doesn't mean much long term. The Suns are a sinking ship without a captain to right it.
     
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    "To be over .500 right now, we've overachieved," Nash said. "We are gaining confidence and we believe that we can keep winning. The spirit is good. Guys are sticking together and playing hard.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/recap/_/id/320404026/phoenix-suns-vs-utah-jazz

    "We have 15 games left and we have to regroup and find a way to win games as soon as possible," Nash said. "We have overachieved thus far, but we are in a position to crawl back into the playoffs and prove everybody wrong."

    http://stats.washingtonpost.com/nba/preview.asp?g=2012040121&home=21&vis=3

    “Obviously, I’d love to have Boris on the team,” Nash said of Diaw, whom San Antonio lured by offering more playing time and a better chance for the postseason than Phoenix. “I’m happy. We’ve got ourselves a chance to make the playoffs. We’ve overachieved thus far, frankly. We always want more. We always want to do better.”

    http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-ne...in-for-injured-grant-hill-in-starting-lineup/

    This is the 2nd time in the past week or so that I have proved you wrong (first that Brook Lopez injury thing) Perhaps its time for you to start doing the research before asking me to do it?
     
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    I think most of the fans see the writing on the wall but can do nothing to change it. Nash should have been moved when Amare left.
     
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    The more I read this post the more I feel depressed about the Suns future.

    However, if there are ownership groups that will buy the Dodgers for 2 billion dollars there must be other groups that would buy the Suns and give Sarver a profit.

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/46875915/ns/sports-nba/
     
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    I think of myself more as management.

    Steve
     
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    the above assumes that a) the teams ahead of us do nothing (like the Mavs who have a bunch of cap space and are actually an attractive FA destination for a guy like Deron Williams) and b) that nash wouldn't continue to see his play slightly drop as his scoring has has every year the last three seasons and c) even if we have a modest win improvement, the top 5 seeds are all much younger and MUCH MORE talented.

    but yay! We'd be in the running for sixth and maybe five! Believing that a core rallying around a Nash/Gortat/Gordon threesome is better than a likely Dirk/Deron/Whoever, Kobe/Pau/Bynum, Randolph/Gay/Conley/Gasol, Parker/Ginobli/Duncan or OKC's ridiculous plethora of talent is highly unrealistic.
     

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