2010–11 Phoenix Suns season

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2010–11 Phoenix Suns season
Head coach Alvin Gentry
General manager Lance Blanks
Owner(s) Robert Sarver
Arena US Airways Center
Results
Record 40–42 (.488)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Arizona, KUTP
Radio KTAR
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 Phoenix Suns season is the 43rd season for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). For the first time in eight seasons, the Suns will be without the play of power forward Amar'e Stoudemire, a 5-time All-Star and former Rookie of the Year who joined the New York Knicks in the summer. The Suns traded Jason Richardson on December 18, 2010 as part of a trade that brought Vince Carter to the Suns.[1] On February 24, 2011, the Suns traded Goran Dragić and the draft pick they got earlier from Orlando in exchange for Aaron Brooks. Alvin Gentry was head coach and the Suns played their home games at US Airways Center.

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 46 Lawal, GaniGani Lawal Forward  United States Georgia Tech
2 60 Collins, DwayneDwayne Collins Forward  United States Miami

Free agency[edit]

Amar'e Stoudemire opted out of his final year of his contract and became an unrestricted free agent. He was to be paid $17.7 million.[2] He later joined the New York Knicks.

Channing Frye resigned with Phoenix for a 5-year, $30 million contract on July 1. One day later, the Suns signed power forward Hakim Warrick to a 4-year, $16 million contract. At the same time, Phoenix ended to trading Leandro Barbosa and Dwayne Jones to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Hedo Türkoğlu.

Roster[edit]

Phoenix Suns roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 0 United States Brooks, Aaron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) January 14, 1985 Oregon
SG 25 United States Carter, Vince 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) January 26, 1977 North Carolina
SF 1 United States Childress, Josh 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) June 20, 1983 Stanford
PG 22 United States Dowdell, Zabian 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) September 10, 1984 Virginia Tech
SF 3 United States Dudley, Jared 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) July 10, 1985 Boston College
PF 8 United States Frye, Channing 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) May 17, 1983 Arizona
C 4 Poland Gortat, Marcin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) February 17, 1984 Poland
SF 33 United States Hill, Grant (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) October 5, 1972 Duke
PF 31 United States Lawal, Gani Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 233 lb (106 kg) November 7, 1988 Georgia Tech
C 15 United States Lopez, Robin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) April 1, 1988 Stanford
PG 13 Canada Nash, Steve (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) February 7, 1974 Santa Clara
SG 12 France Piétrus, Mickaël Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) February 7, 1982 France
C 20 United States Siler, Garret 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 305 lb (138 kg) October 25, 1986 Augusta State
PF 21 United States Warrick, Hakim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) July 8, 1982 Syracuse
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Marcin Gortat Robin Lopez Garret Siler
PF Channing Frye Hakim Warrick Gani Lawal Injured
SF Grant Hill Josh Childress
SG Jared Dudley Vince Carter Mickaël Piétrus Injured
PG Steve Nash Aaron Brooks Zabian Dowdell

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 30–11 27–14 12–4
Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 17 23–18 17–24 9–7
Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 21 26–15 10–31 5–11
Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 25 23–18 9–32 7–9
Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 33 11–30 13–28 7–9
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 x-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 y-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log
Total: 40–42 (Home: 23–18; Road: 17–24)
2010–11 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Earl Barron* 12 6 15.3 .235 .000 .600 3.3 0.3 .5 .3 3.0
Aaron Brooks* 25 5 18.9 .430 .328 .807 1.1 4.2 .5 .0 9.6
Vince Carter* 51 41 27.2 .422 .366 .735 3.6 1.6 .9 .3 13.5
Josh Childress 54 3 16.6 .565 .063 .492 2.9 0.8 .6 .4 5.0
Earl Clark* 9 0 8.0 .387 .000 .500 1.9 0.4 .1 .3 3.2
Zabian Dowdell 24 0 12.2 .408 .300 .941# 0.8 2.1 .8 .1 5.0
Goran Dragić* 48 2 17.8 .421 .277 .608 1.8 3.1 .8 .1 7.4
Jared Dudley 82 15 26.1 .477 .415 .743 3.9 1.3 1.1+ .2 10.6
Channing Frye 77 64 33.0 .432 .390 .832 6.7+ 1.2 .6 1.0+ 12.7
Marcin Gortat* 55 12 29.7 .563 .250 .731 9.3+ 1.0 .5 1.3+ 13.0
Grant Hill 80 80 30.1 .484 .395 .829 4.2 2.5 .8 .4 13.2
Gani Lawal 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 .0 .0 0.0
Robin Lopez 67 56 14.8 .501 .000 .740 3.2 0.1 .3 .7 6.4
Steve Nash 75 75 33.3 .492 .395 .912# 3.5 11.4 .6 .1 14.7+
Mickaël Piétrus* 38 4 18.1 .392 .342 .706 2.0 0.6 .5 .5 7.4
Jason Richardson* 25 25 31.8 .470 .419^ .764 4.4 1.4 1.1+ .1 19.3+
Garret Siler 21 0 4.8 .548 .000 .500 1.3 0.1 .1 .2 2.1
Hedo Türkoğlu* 25 16 25.2 .440 .423^ .722 4.0 2.3 .7 .6 9.5
Hakim Warrick 80 6 17.7 .511 .091 .721 3.7 0.9 .4 .1 8.4

* – Stats with the Suns.
† – Minimum 300 field goals made.
^ – Minimum 55 three-pointers made.
# – Minimum 125 free throws made.
+ – Minimum 70 games played or 800 rebounds, 125 steals, 100 blocks, 1400 points.

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

  • Steve Nash led the league in assists with 11.4 assists per game.

Records[edit]

  • On November 14, 2010, the Suns scored a franchise record 22 three-pointers in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Milestones[edit]

Team Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 9, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
2011 second-round pick
To Phoenix Suns
United States Hakim Warrick (sign and trade)
July 9, 2010
To New York Knicks
United States Amar'e Stoudemire (sign and trade)
To Phoenix Suns
Protected future second-round pick
Cash considerations
July 13, 2010
To Atlanta Hawks
2012 second-round pick
To Phoenix Suns
United States Josh Childress (sign and trade)
July 14, 2010
To Toronto Raptors
Brazil Leandro Barbosa
United States Dwayne Jones
To Phoenix Suns
Turkey Hedo Türkoğlu
December 18, 2010
To Orlando Magic
United States Jason Richardson
Turkey Hedo Türkoğlu
United States Earl Clark
To Phoenix Suns
United States Vince Carter
Poland Marcin Gortat
France Mickaël Piétrus
2011 first round draft pick
Cash considerations
February 24, 2011
To Houston Rockets
Slovenia Goran Dragić
2011 lottery protected first round draft pick
To Phoenix Suns
United States Aaron Brooks

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Grant Hill Signed 1-year extended contract for $3.3 million Phoenix Suns
Channing Frye Signed 5-year contract for $30 million Phoenix Suns
Hakim Warrick Signed 4-year contract for $18 million Chicago Bulls
Josh Childress Signed 5-year contract for $33 million Greece Olympiacos Piraeus B.C. / Atlanta Hawksa[›]
Matt Janning Signed 2-year contract for $3 million Northeastern University Huskiesb[›]
Garret Siler Signed 2-year contract for $3 million China Shanghai Xiyang Sharks[3]
Earl Barron Signed 1-year contract totaling out to $188,558 New York Knicks
Zabian Dowdell Signed two 10-day contracts / 1-year contract for $242,374c[›] Tulsa 66ers / Phoenix Sunsc[›]

^ a: Josh Childress still had his original NBA rights to the Atlanta Hawks.
^ b: Matt Janning was originally undrafted on the 2010 NBA Draft.
^ c: Zabian Dowdell signed two 10-day contracts before officially signing up with the Suns.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Amar'e Stoudemire Free agent New York Knicks
Leandro Barbosa Traded Canada Toronto Raptors
Dwayne Jones Traded / Waivedd[›] Canada Toronto Raptors / China Fujian SBS Xunxing[4]
Taylor Griffin Waived Belgium Belgacom Liège[5]
Dwayne Collins Signed a new contract Italy Pallacanestro Varesee[›]
Louis Amundson Free agent Golden State Warriors[6]
Jarron Collins Free agent Los Angeles Clippers / Portland Trail Blazers[7]
Matt Janning Waivedf[›] Maine Red Claws / Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Earl Barron Waived Milwaukee Bucks / Portland Trail Blazers
Jason Richardson
Hedo Türkoğlu
Earl Clark
Traded Orlando Magic
Zabian Dowdell First two 10-day contracts expired Phoenix Sunsg[›]
Goran Dragić Traded Houston Rockets

^ d: Dwayne Jones did originally leave by the trade for Hedo Türkoğlu. However, the Toronto Raptors waived him and was allowed back in the Suns' training camp roster. When he was outperformed by Garret Siler in the preseason, he was waived and decided to play overseas in China.
^ e: Although Dwayne Collins plays for Pallacanestro Varese, he still retains his international rights to the Phoenix Suns.
^ f: Unlike most other players that signed on with the team, Matt Janning never played a single game for the Suns during his time with the team.
^ g: He eventually signed on to the Suns for a full year contract.

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