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Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 06:20 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2011/02/24/20110224phoenix-suns-goran-dragic-aaron-brooks-houston-rockets-nba-trade.html

I don't know much about this Aaron Brooks guy, but he better be good. It sucks having to get rid of Goran Dragic after watching him in the playoffs last year, but it seems this year he just hasn't been the same. Not sure what it is, but I wish him success in Houston. Let's hope Nash can now get the rest like he did leading up to last years playoffs. Dragic had been blowing huge leads built by Nash all year long. In fact, just last night Phoenix was leading by 14 I believe it was, and Dragic and the bench came in and blew the lead to the point that it was a tie game. Nash Came back, went back and forth with the Hawks, and then went on an 8-0 run and saved the day.

So I truly hope Aaron Brooks can do a better job with the second unit than Dragic has this year.

X-Pacolypse
02-24-2011, 06:26 PM
I want Brooks in Miami. You should consider yourselves lucky.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 06:29 PM
I want Brooks in Miami. You should consider yourselves lucky.
That's good to know. Steve Nash will be gone next year, so do you think he's capable of being a quality starter?

Clipse
02-24-2011, 06:37 PM
Depends on what you mean by doing a better job. If you mean playing defense, well then, Brooks is terrible in that department. If it's running the offense, he's not particularly good in that department either. Still, Aaron Brooks is a solid, young scoring guard. At least, he will be if he gets back to what he was doing last year when he averaged over 19 PPG, and that's being able to shoot the 3. He's been a terrible 3 point shooter this year, as opposed to last year where he was a very good one. I don't think Aaron Brooks is a starting PG in the NBA, but I think he can be a very good option off the bench.

I think both teams made out equally well with this trade.

Clipse
02-24-2011, 06:41 PM
That's good to know. Steve Nash will be gone next year, so do you think he's capable of being a quality starter?

I don't think so. Reason being, I don't see him as a Point Guard. I see him as a Lou Williams type player. And that's an undersized SG. Very undersized in Brooks case. I don't think he's the type of player that can run an offense, but he can put points on the board. I think that type of player is best suited to come off the bench and give you instant offense.

dreday
02-24-2011, 07:05 PM
and a first rounder too?steve kerr are you there??suns are dumb!!

more 3pt. chuckin for this team on the way.

dreday
02-24-2011, 07:06 PM
opting for small ball to the extereme...

jree
02-24-2011, 07:09 PM
I think Aaron Brooks is better than Dragic. Nash is a great mentor and I see him coaching Brooks up. Just like most young players, he was surviving in the NBA on pure ability, nothing more. As soon as he gets the mental part of his game down, which I believe Nash will teach him, the kid will be just fine in this league. I personally feel that Dragic peeked last year and thats why your seeing his drop off now. I don't think that he was ever going to be starting material anyway.

Ferretsquig
02-24-2011, 07:31 PM
You're going to love Brooks in Phoenix. He was made to run and gun.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 07:41 PM
I don't think so. Reason being, I don't see him as a Point Guard. I see him as a Lou Williams type player. And that's an undersized SG. Very undersized in Brooks case. I don't think he's the type of player that can run an offense, but he can put points on the board. I think that type of player is best suited to come off the bench and give you instant offense.
So he'll be good for this season in a backup role for Steve Nash, but is not the future.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 07:43 PM
and a first rounder too?steve kerr are you there??suns are dumb!!

more 3pt. chuckin for this team on the way.
Hey man, it works. When we're hitting the 3, we're tough to beat. We needed to do something, because like I said, Dragic and the 2nd unit just wasn't getting it done. Perhaps Brooks can reignite the bench and start giving Nash more rest.

PhinsPhan11
02-24-2011, 07:54 PM
That's good to know. Steve Nash will be gone next year, so do you think he's capable of being a quality starter?
I think he can be a good starter, but I think he's more of a scoring SG. I don't see him as a PG.

Clipse
02-24-2011, 08:02 PM
So he'll be good for this season in a backup role for Steve Nash, but is not the future.

I wouldn't say that. If Nash can teach him a little bit about running an offense, he could be. He certainly has the talent. I think Ferretsquig made a great point as well, Brooks should do very well in the run and gun.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 08:09 PM
I wouldn't say that. If Nash can teach him a little bit about running an offense, he could be. He certainly has the talent. I think Ferretsquig made a great point as well, Brooks should do very well in the run and gun.
Well I certainly hope it pans out. Beyond this year, it's looking pretty bleak for Phoenix. People don't realize it, but Nash is having an MVP-like year this season. He's carrying the Suns, and right now, he's doing a damn good job. If Phoenix had a better record, I guarantee he'd be in the conversation.

It'll be interesting to see where he goes next year. Obviously it'd be a dream for him to resign with the Suns, but I think it's pretty clear at this point that he's going else where. I just hope he wins a title.

PhinsPhan11
02-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Well I certainly hope it pans out. Beyond this year, it's looking pretty bleak for Phoenix. People don't realize it, but Nash is having an MVP-like year this season. He's carrying the Suns, and right now, he's doing a damn good job. If Phoenix had a better record, I guarantee he'd be in the conversation.

It'll be interesting to see where he goes next year. Obviously it'd be a dream for him to resign with the Suns, but I think it's pretty clear at this point that he's going else where. I just hope he wins a title.
Nash is definitely a player who deserves to win a title especially with how long he's been playing the game.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 09:23 PM
Nash is definitely a player who deserves to win a title especially with how long he's been playing the game.Yeah, it's unfortunate that he hasn't and in all odds, won't. If there was ever a guy who truly deserved to win a title, it had to be Steve Nash. The dude gives everything he's got everytime he's on the floor.

Clipse
02-24-2011, 09:29 PM
I too hope Nash wins a title. He's always been one of my favorite players.

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 09:32 PM
He's one of those guys that hard not to like. It's actually incredible he hasn't won a title. I guess it's because he has run into 2 dynasties in the Lakers and the Spurs.

X-Pacolypse
02-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Well I certainly hope it pans out. Beyond this year, it's looking pretty bleak for Phoenix. People don't realize it, but Nash is having an MVP-like year this season. He's carrying the Suns, and right now, he's doing a damn good job. If Phoenix had a better record, I guarantee he'd be in the conversation.

It'll be interesting to see where he goes next year. Obviously it'd be a dream for him to resign with the Suns, but I think it's pretty clear at this point that he's going else where. I just hope he wins a title.

He's welcome to come to Miami. :)

Ricky_Fan34
02-24-2011, 10:18 PM
He's welcome to come to Miami. :)
I'd love for him to play in Miami. That'd be fantastic. I can't imagine him feeding the ball to Lebron, Bosh, and Wade. If they couldn't win a title together, Nash is just cursed...

PhinsPhan11
02-24-2011, 11:53 PM
He's welcome to come to Miami. :)
He would be a great fit at PG there.