The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns will face off tonight and to discuss the matchup Project Spurs own Quixem Ramirez and Suns blogger Colby Smithwick.
Quixem: The Suns are eighth in net rating per 100 possessions (+3.5). Are they legit?
Colby: Depends on what "legit" means. As a fan, I'd love to say they're contenders, but they're still missing a big man that can operate with Bledsoe/Dragic in the pick and roll game (COUGH COUGH KEVIN LOVE COUGH COUGH). Our opp points per game is 23rd out of 30, so the defense is our Achilles heel. We also struggle in the half court offense, but that's something Hornacek can fix when he gets an adequate big man. Hornacek has done wonders with this team, and I couldn't be more proud of him. Coach of the Year, IMO. Dragic deserves Most Improved Player, too, because that 22.3 PER is pretty great.