Interesting thoughts from Coach Hornacek on NBA trends


"It's not going to get any easier as the years go on," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Some of the young teams, like New Orleans and Utah, now are taking those strides with top players and size. You look at (Omer) Asik and Anthony Davis. Those are two long guys that clog the middle and get offensive rebounds and block shots. You look at Utah with (Derrick) Favors and (Rudy) Gobert and how long those guys are. Maybe the trend is turning in some respect for some of these teams (about) that shooting stretch four. What's better? Maybe these teams will show, as the years go on, that maybe it'll get back that way." In that regard, having a 21-year-old centerpiece like Alex Len could serve Phoenix well. Ankle injuries have limited Len to 105 games in his first two seasons. "There are going to be some teams that are small and play like they do now, the Golden States and stuff, but then you're going to have teams like Utah and the Pelicans," Hornacek said. "When you look at your roster, you're going to have to have a good mix because you're going to play different types of teams every night as teams go on."

via AZ Central