17. Phoenix Suns

2010-11 Record: 40-42 (Did not make playoffs)
Key Returning Players: Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Marcin Gortat
Key Additions: Markieff Morris (R), Shannon Brown
Key Losses: Vince Carter, Aaron Brooks
This Week: vs. New Orleans, Monday (12/26); vs. Philadelphia, Wednesday (12/28); @ New Orleans, Friday (12/30); @ Oklahoma City. Saturday (12/31)

After missing the playoffs for the second time in three years, the Suns didn't really do much in the offseason to improve a team led by two former All-Stars in their late-30s (Grant Hill and Steve Nash). Yeah, their first-round pick in Markieff Morris gives them some size at the power forward position but no one is really expecting the rookie to have a breakout season. Additions from role players like Jared Dudley, Channing Frye and Robin Lopez will be key if the Suns to make a serious run at the playoffs. We'll still tune into see some dope passes from Nash and a few ill dunks—by the Suns gorilla, of course. #keepit100 —Ralph Warner

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