Morning Meltdown – Phoenix Suns Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Phoenix Suns especially the X-factor in Markieff Morris and Goran Drogic’s World Cup Adventure.

The Phoenix Suns will have a lot of work to do to make it to the playoffs this year, but that isn’t to say that it is impossible. A study of Markieff Morris’ film shows how useful he can be going forward.

"“…On a film study regarding Markieff Morris it’s because he’s the x-factor for the Suns this season. Sure, Isaiah Thomas is quite good at basketball, the Suns will (hopefully) have their two headed monster slashing backcourt, and have both improved and healthy additions on the bench, but the hole left by Channing Frye calls for the sixth man contender to make an even larger contribution to the team next season. There’s a lot of things that need to go right for the Suns to truly succeed next season and it’s all going to start with how Markieff responds to the starting lineup.Markieff’s offensive game starts and usually ends with a jumper in the post either right off of the catch or fading away. He has an uncanny ability as a scorer to hit this jumper from just about any spot or angle within the deep mid-range, even with a good to great contest on the shot. Markieff likes to size up his opposing defender early in the triple threat position, seeing how much space he can get right off the bat, and taking that jumper right away if the space is there.”"

To read more analysis on Markeiff Morris, click here.

The FIBA World Cup has taken over the basketball world and it is the perfect filler to hold us all over until basketball season takes over. Our very own Goran Dragic is playing for Slovenia and he is doing really well.

"“Unfortunately, there are no Phoenix Sun players on the USA squad. Although, there is a very recognizable name playing for a different country…Suns’ guard, Goran Dragic, is currently playing for the Slovenian team along with his brother, Zoran Dragic. Both Goran and Zoran play a big role for Slovenia as they try to carry Slovenia during the tournament.According to the ESPN power rankings for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Slovenia is ranked #7 while USA is ranked #1.This is good experience for Goran as it can only help the veteran guard improve on his basketball game which can be put to good use for the Suns in the upcoming NBA season.”"

To read more on his progress, click here.

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