PHOENIX — The biggest question regarding Hedo Turkoglu’s fit with the Phoenix Suns is clear-cut: Can he play the power forward position effectively? Yes that is a valid worry considering...

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We are entering the period of the basketball season where things are going to get really, really slow. The Suns do have the outstanding GM question and there's a chance of more trades, but until training camp starts in September, there's not much to blabber about.

And since apparently some of you people would jump off a cliff if this site went dark for two months, we have some interesting things planned.

Baseball! We are going to spend a lot of time examining the NL West race and discussing how the D-backs can position themselves for a 2011 comeback season!!!

Just kidding. If you want to talk about that, AZ Snakepit is there for you.

We've got some basketball- and Suns-related stuff in the hopper. But first, let's do something we have done in awhile, but is always fun.

Introductions.

There are a lot more people that read this site than comment on it, so please stop hiding behind your screen and introduce yourself in the comments below and answer the following questions:

1. How long you've been a BSoS member?

2. Where do you live (no addresses please, just city, state and country)

3. How or why you became a Suns fan

4. Favorite movie of the past year or so (time limit precludes 300 people saying Star Wars)


PHOENIX — A year ago Hedo Turkoglu was the prize of the free agent market, a player who left Portland fans steaming for jilting them at the altar and Toronto fans rejoicing upon his...

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PHOENIX - MAY 05:  Richard Jefferson #24 of the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX - MAY 05: Richard Jefferson #24 of the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Who would you rather have?

Both are getting $40 million in the next 4 years (4th year partial guarantee)

Richard Jefferson is 6'7" and 30 yrs old, Hedo Turkoglu is 6'10" and 31

NOTE: This is NOT a trade post, simply a comparison of value.  I just saw that Jefferson signed for the same money as Turkoglu gets for the next 4 years.  It was an interesting comparison of value, is all.  

Vote, and tell us WHY

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You know Evil Alvin on the left, the Smiling Turk in Pink and on the right is Uncle Lon

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You know Evil Alvin on the left, the Smiling Turk in Pink and on the right is Uncle Lon

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How about some link fun on an otherwise boring summer Thursday.

Help Hedo Find Phoenix Pizza - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
I think the only neighborly thing to do is help a Hedo out, so let's all put our heads together and find Hedo the best damn pizza in Phoenix!

First up, the Hedo presser...

Hedo Turkoglu Excited About Suns Chemistry - SB Nation Arizona
All the smiles aside, these are two alpha males who will want the ball in their hands in crunch time. We saw it fail with Nash when Shaq came to town and if the Hedo experiment doesn't work, this will likely be the reason why.

Hedo Turkoglu looking for a rebirth with Phoenix Suns
Turkoglu's talents never meshed with the Raptors and Bosh. Now, Bosh is in South Beach with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. And Turkoglu is ready for a rebirth in Phoenix.

Hedo Turkoglu finding a fresh start with the Phoenix Suns| Valley of the Suns
New city, new fans, new organization, new coach, new teammates and even a new jersey number. After a more-than forgettable season in Toronto, Hedo Turkoglu is finally able to put the Hedo-hate from Raptors fans behind him and turn the page to a new chapter of his career with the Phoenix Suns.

and then some more Babby links...

Future of Phoenix Suns rests on Robert Sarver's next general manager
Bickley: Lon Babby is a great hire for Robert Sarver. But it's the next move, at GM, that will matter to us.

KTAR.com - Sarver, Babby leading Suns in new direction
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Lon Babby, Partner, Williams & Connolly
Learn more about Uncle Lon. An insight: The 4 "p"s: preparation, poise, perseverance and performance.

remember this guy? I can't imagine he's happy getting jerked around by the Knicks so early in his tenure. Welcome to New York...

Amar'e Stoudemire will not be taking his talents to Istanbul. - Posting and Toasting
I'm not really sure how to take this. Stoudemire is likely pretty bummed about not getting to represent his country, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's a little miffed at the Knicks for keeping him on lockdown. At the same time, I can understand why Donnie Walsh and company are hesitant to let their $100 million uninsured investment run the risk of injury before he ever sports the orange and blue. Withholding a guy from international play isn't unusual at all, but this won't make Knicks fans any more comfortable with Stoudemire and his contract. Ultimately, this isn't a big deal, but it'll be interesting to see how Amar'e and his camp react to this development.

really?

Twitter / Amar'e Stoudemire: Yes Indeed !! RT @Shims11: ...
Yes Indeed !! RT @Shims11: @Amareisreal Whats up w the hebrew? Are you jewish?

we'll be keeping one eye on the teams who need small forwards since we have many

So much for that huge small forward market - Bullets Forever
Your best source for quality Washington Wizards news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Jefferson will sign new deal today
Though it won't be met with the same breathless hoopla that greeted him upon arrival from Milwaukee last summer, Jefferson's impending return stands as a significant development for the Spurs. With the free-agent market at small forward drying up, Jefferson is among the top remaining options at that position, even in the wake of his mercurial first season in San Antonio.

does anyone else feel jilted by Demps?

Introducing Dell Demps - At The Hive
An introduction to the Hornets new GM, Dell Demps.

this says a lot about the sate of our society. I fear for us

 

Kobe Bryant Is Somehow America\'s Most Popular Athlete - Eric Freeman - The Baseline - Sporting News
Everyone knows Kobe Bryant as one of the most polarizing stars in the NBA. His legal troubles factor in to that reputation, clearly, but he also has all the tics of someone who's adored by his fans and loathed by his haters. Is he growing as a team player or simply learning what to say in public? Was it right of him to let his wife hog the stage at this season's championship celebration? Did he really deserve the Finals MVP award after his terrible Game 7?

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