Given how we have started seasons in the past, isnt this just another start to a season with the same result? After starting seasons 1-5 and then going on a tear.....might we just be seeing textbook beginning suns basketball with Shaq's arrival marking the new season? If so, isn't a nice streak on the horizon. The main thing I feel we have to figure out is how to those 15-20 easy points that Shawn got by snowbirding, gambling on passes, and cutting to the basket when his man fell asleep. Defensively, we are seeing a change from the philosophy of "If I can't guard my man, Shawn will take care of it" to finally establishing roles for everyone on defense. No more plug and chug Shawn for a particular team every night. Now, every night, each sun knows more or less who they will be watching. This better TEAM defense should ultimately be better than Shawn Marion to the rescue. It has not helped much that some of these teams have just been out of this world on fire against us, which is something we cant overlook. Sometimes teams play better on a given night, even though we are the better team. Hitting 3's and not turning the ball over.....that has nothing to do with Shawn Marion, and thats what we need to start doing.