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Does anyone else think it's bizarre...

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the way the Phoenix Suns are being dismantled in the summer after they swept our beloved Spurs? Here's another article, that makes this point more directly. Amar'e... gone. He was probably gone regardless of what Phoenix did (or could do), but we certainly won't be missing his scoring and rebounding against us. Steve Kerr... gone. As the architect of the Suns' rise over the Spurs this past post-season, the departure of this ex-Spur may be more significant than the Apostrophe's, at least in terms of institutional wisdom about how to beat the Spurs. At least they still have Alvin Gentry... Barbosa... gone. Traded with Dwayne Jones to Toronto for Hedo Turkoglu. Now, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind seeing Hedo in a Spurs uniform (but not his contract), but the Brazilian Blur gave me nightmares every time he entered the game leading their second unit. Now, they added Josh Childress (coming back to the NBA from playing in Greece), so it's not all bad for them. But it's unclear how well he or Hedo will play together, or with the other Suns. They still have Nash and Richardson and Hill and Frye and they'll be getting Robin Lopez back. They still have a dangerous second unit (though I thought I read that Amundson was signing elsewhere).... So it'd be foolish to discount them entirely. But I get the feeling that things are a wee bit crazy in the Suns' FO right now, and that a lot of the key pieces that they needed to beat the Spurs this past June are gone. And... whenever I see another basketball organization in turmoil and desperately making moves that make no sense (you hear me, Cuban? lol), it makes me appreciate even more the steady, measured moves of the Spurs organization.

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