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I am just going to get out of the way and let these links speak for themselves.

Amar'e Stoudemire Still Trying To Find Out Where He Was Traded To | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
PHOENIX - After hearing his name in myriad trade rumors, Phoenix Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire revealed Wednesday that, nearly two months after the NBA trade deadline, he is still trying to figure out which team he should currently be playing for.

Phoenix Suns may lose Louis Amundson to free agency
Nelson said Lopez's rehabilitation from a bulging disk has progressed "very, very well." "Robin is 22 years old," Nelson said. "We're looking at long-term goals. We don't want to do anything that's going to affect him. We don't think anything in our plans will affect the longevity with him." Lopez could start playing with contact next week during practices if he receives another positive checkup Monday. His exercises now include light jogging, jumping, single-leg exercises and more core-stabilization work.

NBA Playoffs: Your Complete Friday Night Viewing Guide - SB Nation
SB Nation's Mike Prada tells you what to watch for in tonight's NBA Playoffs action ... after some quick thoughts on the Oklahoma City Thunder, of course

Forget offense, the Phoenix Suns want to talk about their defense |
The run-and-gun, high-octane Phoenix offense has taken a back seat to -- gasp -- its defense.

Trail Blazers' poor play takes their crowd right out of the game |
As the Trail Blazers were about to be introduced before their game against Phoenix on Thursday, a video flashed on the scoreboard with several slogans, including this: "We DON’T leave early." It was a reference to Blazers fans’ reputation for staying until the end of any game, no matter how lopsided the score.

Video: Russell Westbrook enjoys slam dunks and crowd noise - Ball Don't Lie - NBA Blog - Yahoo! Sports

2009-2010 Hollinger Player Statistics - ESPN
JRich has a PER of 37.07 (!) in the playoffs so far which is by far the best of any player in the known universe

Stoudemire Denies Throwing Elbows, Being A 'Dirty Player'
"No, no, no, no," responded Stoudemire when asked if he threw an elbow at Aldridge. "It's the playoffs. Both teams are physical and just playing out there. Just a competitive game. The whole game it was a competitive atmosphere. Definitely wasn't nothing intentional. We both played hard and left it on the court."

Lovable Loser No More: Richardson Finally Enjoying Playoff Success -- NBA FanHouse
"I've had a tough career," said Richardson, who was traded from the Warriors to Charlotte in June 2007 and traded to the Suns in December, 2008. "Nine years in the league, not making it to the playoffs but once. I'm going out there and leaving everything I have, giving everything I have. Diving for loose balls. Getting every rebound, whatever it takes for this team to make a deep playoff run."

Media Row Report Game 3: Blazers 89, Suns 108 - Blazersedge
The night started with smoke -- machines pumped white clouds to enhance the atmosphere during player introductions -- but it ended with fire, thanks to a career night from guard Jason Richardson, who pumped in 42 points and helped Phoenix regain homecourt advantage and take a 2-1 series lead.

Steve Nash remembers Jerryd Bayless |
Nash said he got acquainted with Portland's second-year guard when Bayless was one of the top prep players in the country while playing for St. Mary's High School in Phoenix. "I got a chance to get to know Jerryd when he was leaving high school and going to U of A (University of Arizona)," Nash said after the Suns' shootaround at the Rose Garden Thursday morning. "I had an opportunity to talk to him a little bit about the (point) guard position, his future (and) what it would be like going to college. Then also, becoming an NBA player."

Portland Trailblazers Phoenix Suns Game 3 Jason Richardson 42 Points | Hardwood Paroxysm
Much is said about the precision that the Suns run with that makes it so hard to stop them. You've got the amazing Steve Nash passes. Amar'e and (lately) Jason

Basketball Prospectus | Articles | Internet Basketball Awards
While you occasionally hear calls for reform in who selects the NBA's annual postseason awards--perhaps more of them this year after Charlotte color analyst Dell Curry had his vote for Rookie of the Year stripped because his son (Stephen Curry) was one of the leading candidates--they rarely include the voice of the fans. The one vote fans were given for MVP this year through polling is the token exception.

Twitter / Ben Golliver: Nate: Nic Batum will be a ...
Nate: Nic Batum will be a game time decision in game 4


JRich--can't get enough

JMZ, baby!



Twitter / Ben Golliver: "I don't think the booing ...
"I don't think the booing is going to help us." -- LaMarcus Aldridge

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