fBasketballBlog

Team analysis: Phoenix Suns

by on Sep.11, 2010, under Team analysis

Robin Lopez

Get ready to meet The Other Lopez Brother this season. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Steve Nash, Goran Dragic
SG: Jason Richardson, Josh Childress, Matt Janning
SF: Grant Hill, Jared Dudley
PF: Hedo Turkoglu, Hakim Warrick, Earl Clark, Gani Lawal
C: Robin Lopez, Channing Frye, Dwayne Jones

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Steve Nash – PG (Rd. 2): 16 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 9.5 Ast
Jason Richardson
– G/F (Rd. 4-5): 17 Pts, 2.5 threes, 4.5 Reb, 1 Stl
Hedo Turkoglu – F (Rd. 4-5):  14 Pts, 2 threes, 5.5 Reb, 5 Ast
Robin Lopez – F/C (Rd. 8-10):  11 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Channing Frye – F/C (Rd. 9-11): 10 Pts, 2 threes, 5 Reb
Josh Childress – G/F (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl
Grant Hill – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Jared Dudley – F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Hakim Warrick – F/C (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 4 Reb
Goran Dragic – G (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Ast

Sleeper:
Lopez

Most likely to surprise:
Hill

Most likely to disappoint:
Nash

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Richardson, Turkoglu, Frye
  • Blocks: Lopez

Things to watch:

  • Nash‘s minutes, which have been in decline for the past four seasons
  • how much of the ball-handling duties will be taken by Turkoglu, Childress, Hill and Dragic
  • how the minutes at SG/SF/PF pan out (expect lots of volatility)
  • tons of small ball
  • tons of position flexibility

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 1st
  • FGM: 1st
  • FGA: 13th
  • FG%: 1st
  • FT%: 11th
  • 3PTM: 3rd
  • Reb: T6th
  • Ast: 4th
  • TO: 20th
  • Stl: 29th
  • Blk: T11th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11A

:, , , , , , , , ,
No comments for this entry yet...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!