Steve Nash is set to enter the Suns Ring of Honor on October 30th during a ceremony at halftime of Phoenix's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

When: October 30th, 2015

Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena - Phoenix, AZ

Who: Steve Nash

What: Ring of Honor induction ceremony

Why: General awesomeness

The Suns have made the right move here, and have given fans plenty of time to make arrangements to be at the game.

Nash played 10 of his 18 NBA seasons in Phoenix and had the best years of his career as a Sun, including winning back-to-back MVP awards in 2005 and 2006.

Nash made six All-Star appearances as a Sun, eight total, and is the franchise leader in assists, three point field goals and free throw percentage.

Among his career achievements, Nash is third all-time in the NBA in career assists and first in career free throw percentage.

Nash led the NBA in assists per game on five occasions and made seven All-NBA teams.

Nash is also one of only six players in NBA history in the 50/40/90 club, accomplishing the feat a record four times.

Nash last played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013/14 and will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in four more years.

Welcome to this week's Madhouse.  Here's the haps:

  • The Phoenix Suns signed Terrico Smith and Kyle Casey this week as training camp fodder.
  • "Straight Outta Compton" ganked the number 1 spot at the box office for the second week in a row.
  • The Arizona Cardinals dropped to 0-2 in the preseason, but that first team is looking sharp.
  • A 15 year-old with the pseudonym "Deez Nuts" is making a mockery of democracy.
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Small forward Kyle Casey was signed to play third team behind P.J. Tucker and T.J. Warren in training camp and preseason. Barring a miraculous performance from Casey, he's then likely to land on the Suns D-League affiliate Bakersfield Jam if he shows promise.

The Suns added another SF to their roster in former Harvard star Kyle Casey, according to Paul Coro. Casey went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after helping Harvard to their first ever Ivy League title in 2011. He played for Helios Suns Domzale in the Slovenia-Telemach League last year. Apparently, there is some sort of connection between "Suns" and the beautiful nation of Slovenia, even after the departure from Phoenix of the Dragi? brothers.

Casey profiles as a decent scorer, but not much of a 3-point threat. He hit only 31% of his 3s in college and 29% for his Slovenian team last year. Draft Express reports he measured 6'7.5", 227 lbs with a 7'1" wingspan at his pre-draft workout, so has nice size for a SF, and could potentially play PF in small ball lineups. He played small ball center as a senior at Harvard, when he averaged 10.1 rebounds per 40 minutes.

Unfortunately, Casey may be best known for being named in an academic cheating scandal at Harvard. These things happen in the NCAA, but it's noteworthy to have occurred at an Ivy League school as prestigious as Harvard. Casey worked hard to redeem himself, and returned to the team in 2013-14 after withdrawing from school for a year due to fallout from the scandal. He doesn't seem to be a character problem, just a kid who made a mistake.

No need to read too much into this signing. Casey will be a training camp player who's signed only for camp and preseason, and unlikely to make the final Suns roster. He might end up as a D-League prospect in Bakersfield.

It's not easy finding footage of a player from Harvard and the Slovenian League, so excuse the Zapruder Film quality of this video. Looks like Casey's got a little athleticism.

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