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Steve Nash and the Suns look for more D

by james on September 8th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Steve Nash can play defense with his hands tied behind his back

Now that is something we are not used to, the Phoenix Suns adding defense to the lineup, but new coach Terry Porter wants more balance on the court.

Remember the legendary Suns vs. Mavericks games that included barrages of points from both sides? Steve Nash against Dirk Nowitzki. Well, forget that, it is not going to happen anymore. Rick Carlisle is running the Mavs and Terry Porter is running the Suns and both of them believe you need defense to win championships.

It is the end of an era in the West with maybe only Golden State hanging on to the all offense philosophy.

So what is Porter thinking?

“I don’t foresee scoring to be a problem going forward,” Porter said. “Are we going to be scoring 115 a night? Probably not. I’d like to be a team that defends a lot better. That’s going to be a focus of ours. And a team that scores in the 100s.

“I’m more of a traditional type of guy about guys playing the same positions and traditional sets. I’ll be running pretty basic NBA sets but just have different wrinkles than they’ve had in years past.”


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