A Hedo update from Phoenix
Figured you’d like a little bit of an update from here in Phoenix before the Suns shootaround is done and I go find a place to do today’s installment of GruntTV.
Looks like Hedo Turkoglu’s going to get tonight off to rest his sore hip.
While Jay Triano told us before Raptors shootaround that it might be a game-time decision, he followed it up with this:
“I’m not real optimistic right now.”
If Turkoglu can’t go, and I’d put it at 10-90 that he plays, the start goes to Antoine Wright and the trickle-down effect might mean more minutes for Marco Belinelli and, perhaps, some time for Sonny Weems.
Lots of talk at shootaround about how good the Suns are going right now – they’re 8-2 going into tonight – and not surprisingly, a lot of the credit’s going to Steve Nash.
What’s he do? This is what Jay said:
“A lot of guys we will force one way because they can’t make a cross-court pass with their left hand, he can do that. He can pick you apart with either hand.
“Everybody he’s played with has been a good three-point shooter because they get the ball half a second quicker and if guys in the NBA get the ball half a second quicker, they’re going to shoot it well.
"He’s gotten everybody he’s played with paid because they’ve had the best year of their careers and they haven’t continued to play that well when they’ve gone elsewhere.”
All right, that’s the up-to-the-minute stuff; now it’s time to wait out the Suns and then get on with the regular portion of the day