Phoenix Suns Rising Early

Jan. 8, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Shannon Brown (26) is congratulated by teammates center Marcin Gortat (4) and small forward Jared Dudley (3) while playing against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Bucks 109-93. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

The Phoenix Suns’ preseason doesn’t kick off until October 10th which is when they’ll play the Sacremento Kings in an exhibition game but for most of the 2012-2013 Suns squad their season has already started.

Earlier this week nearly all Suns players have gathered at the U.S Airways Center to run scrimmage games with one another. The only players who haven’t shown up thus far are veteran center Jermaine O’Neal, and Marcin Gortat; Michael Beasley joined later on this week.

The media has been limited from little to none access to the scrimmage games but this is a good sign for the Suns. When Steve Nash was sent to the Lakers most Suns fans including myself were anticipating a long season with a lot of losing but the future suddenly seems a lot brighter.

The Suns players have dedicated much time out of their own personal lives to be out in Phoenix early and training. This is a sign that the team wants to win, wants to be competitive and won’t be complacent with losing.

Suns starting center Marcin Gortat hasn’t participated in these workouts but he hasn’t exactly been slacking off. Gortat has spent about a month now with his Poland national team to help the team secure a spot in the Eurobasket 2013. Gortat fantastic in the tournament averaging 21.1 PPG(Points per game) 11.6 RPG(Rebounds per game) and 2.3 BPG(Blocks per game).

It’s been nearly five months since the Suns have taken the court and lets face we’re all anxious. The Suns will begin their official training camp early October, play their first pre-season game on October 10th and open their season on October 31st against the Golden State Warriors at the US Airways Center.

Topics: Marcin Gortat, NBA, Phoenix Suns

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