The Suns are all the rage here in Phoenix. … Wait, what’s that? Yeah, I know. Not even the Cardinals’ hiring of Ken Whisenhunt “ THE Ken Whisenhunt “ will distract Zonies from the streaking Suns, who are out for their 12th straight win tonight vs. the Trail Blazers.
Having reeled off 15 straight wins already this season, I’m starting to worry what this bandwagon will look like come April. More impressive is how they’re doing it: Coach Mike D’Antoni (above) has been relying on an eight-man rotation that has been reduced to seven with an injury to Kurt Thomas (out four to six weeks).
The starters are logging heavy minutes, but the thought of dipping into his bench makes the paranoid/protective D’Antoni sweat right through that porn mustache (via The Arizona Republic):
“I’m not going to jeopardize this for them,” D’Antoni said. “I’m just not going to do it. I don’t think it’s fair to Steve (Nash) and everybody else that works their butts off. If somebody can come out and earn (minutes), that’s fine. But they have to be ready.”
Pat Burke, folding towels in the locker room, not available for comment. Where’s Paul Shirley when you need him?