Gerald Green hates the Pistons.

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Ok, so we're on game three of a seven game road trip as the Suns meet Detroit, Philadelphia, and Indiana for the first time this season. We'll give you a look at the winners and losers from last season's matchups.

Who Loves The Pistons?

If he can be sure to catch the team bus, Detroit could be a pleasant stop on the road trip for P.J. Tucker. Last season, Tucker had arguably his best game of the season against the Pistons. On January 11th, he tallied 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in just under 42 minutes, the most time he logged all season.

Who Hates The Pistons?

Detroit was a chilly destination for Gerald Green last season. In Phoenix's first matchup with the Pistons, Green shot 5 of 17 from the field and 1 of 7 from three for 15 points in 33 minutes. Back in Phoenix in March, he hit 4 of 12 field goals and 1 of 5 from behind the arc for 12 points off the bench. Following a game against Boston in which Green shot 3 of 12, 1 of 4, and did not get to the line, maybe this isn't the game where he gets back on the right track.

Who Loves The 76ers?

Miles Plumlee. In fact, Plum's top offensive performance of last season came against the Sixers. December 28th he scored 22 points on 10 of 14 shooting and ripped down 13 rebounds. His other game against Philly was impressive as well, 14 points and 13 boards, 6 on the offensive side.

Who Hates The 76ers?

Hate might be a strong word, but Isaiah Thomas didn't have his best shooting games against Philadelphia last season. I.T. shot 7 of 18 in the first game, 4 of 10 in the second. He still topped 20 in both contests thanks to three point shooting and an 11 of 12 performance from the free throw line. Still, from the field he fell short of his 45.3% season average.

Who Loves The Pacers?

The Dragon's a fan. On January 22nd in Phoenix, Goran Dragic poured in 21 on 8 of 10 shooting. Eight days later in Indianapolis, Dragic scored 28 to lead all scorers, with 7 dimes versus 2 turnovers. Both games were Phoenix wins, against a Pacers team that at the time had the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Who Hates The Pacers?

Not a lot to share from the last season's box scores. The two games the Suns played against Indiana were two of the most complete games they played all season. At the time, that Pacers team may have been the best in the NBA. This year they are not. Saturday's game is one we need to win.

Who Loves The Suns?

Andre Drummond logged a pair of double doubles against the Suns last year. 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting and 13 rebounds in game one, 13 points on 5 of 7 and 16 boards in game two.

Michael Carter-Williams torched a lot of teams last season, including the Suns. Last December Carter-Williams hit 12 of 28 shots for 27 points against Phoenix, his fourth highest scoring output of the season.

Roy Hibbert. The most points he scored against a team not named the Philadelphia 76ers last season was the 26 he put on the Suns January 22nd.

Who Hates The Suns?

Greg Monroe, the almost Sun, didn't have a great game the last time he met Phoenix. 6 of 16 from the field, before he fouled out after 31 minutes in a 6 point loss last March.

Roy Hibbert. The second game against Phoenix didn't go nearly as well. 6 points and 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. Ouch.

Editors Note: Nobody with the Sixers has actually be in the league long enough to know if they hate playing against the Suns or not. Very few are even aware there's a team in Phoenix.

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The Suns came into the season stuck in the middle - not really a playoff lock, but not a lottery lock either. Their youth and inexperience have so far left them in that purgatory in the season's first 11 games.

While the Phoenix Suns came in as the most accomplished young playoff contender, they are still just that: young. Not only are the Suns the second youngest team in the Western Conference playoff picture, they have the least NBA experience overall.


*Yrs of experience and Age are derived from the players who have played the majority of games this year (or were out some games due to injury) AND are averaging 15+ minutes per game.

As you can see, the only two teams that rival the Suns' youth and have gotten off to a good start are the New Orleans Pelicans (5-4) and the Sacramento Kings (6-4). But both of those teams have more years of NBA experience in their top 9 rotation players than the Suns.

Utah is younger and has less experience, but they are just 4-7 to start the season and few think they are real playoff contenders this year.

The Suns kind of grew up last year, but that was partially by being "stupid" (P.J. Tucker's words) enough to win games they weren't supposed to win.

This year, the Suns come into every game being expected to win, and that takes a toll on players who are young and inexperienced. Only three rotation players are over 26, and only two of those have more than three years of NBA experience (Goran Dragic and Gerald Green). At the same time, the Suns are trying to work in a 21 year old center (Alex Len) who is really playing his first true NBA season and attempting to find enough time for all the rotation-caliber players in the stable. One of those rotation-caliber players is 21-year old T.J. Warren, who put up 36 PPG in the D-League last weekend on 60+% shooting.

These guys will have to grow together and get better throughout the season so that when the best teams start tightening the screws in March and April the Suns can be right there with them.

Youth be served.

P.J. missed the bus.

After an up and down start to the season, consistency is the the goal as the Suns hit the road.

In case you missed it, P.J. Tucker was absent from the roster for Monday's game against the Celtics. He missed the team's bus following Sunday's loss to the Clippers. And it is something he will never, ever, ever do again.

The three headed monster that is the Phoenix backcourt is still trying to figure out how to play together. Playing time is not the issue. Losing control of the ball is.

And Eric Bledsoe has had to make sacrifices in the new system.

Phoenix's Monday night win over Boston by the numbers.

Isaiah Thomas knows how to navigate, and is doing a fantastic job getting to the free throw line since the start of the season.

A closer look at what Deadspin is calling "the dumbest possible foul" courtesy of Alex Len.

That didn't take long. After combining to average 58 points in two games with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League, rookies Tyler Ennis and T.J. Warren have been recalled by the Suns.

Some more info on Bakersfield, California, a.k.a. Phoenix Suns West. Also a handy NBDL map. Now you know where the Mad Ants play.

T.J. wants P.J. to miss more team buses.

A good read on a Western Conference foe. "How a once-proud franchise became one of the NBA's biggest disappointments."

Matt Farley, The Sports Band of Phoenix, Arizona, and "Shaq's Been Traded To The Phoenix Suns." It's not great sports music, but there's a lot of it.

Evidently Charles Barkley and DeMarcus Cousins don't get along. Will they reconcile? "Every time we see each other, there will never be words." Guess not.

A world record was recently shattered at the US Airways Center. Last week Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters made an 82 foot shot. Backwards.

ELECTRICITY. Isaiah Thomas is thriving in his new role.

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