A couple of years ago, the Phoenix Suns tried to redefine small ball by keeping three very talented point guards on the roster. It backfired. Feeling hamstrung by the backcourt pileup, Goran Dragic — the previous year’s most feel-good story — publicly demanded a trade. The Suns obliged and, two years removed, both parties are probably better off because of it. The Suns were able to turn their focus to Eric Bledsoe, a more well-rounded (albeit injury-prone) player, while Dragic is getting the money and the minutes he so desperately wanted from Phoenix. Expect both team’s floor generals to play with something extra to prove when the Miami Heat visit Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 East Jefferson Street, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3. Tickets are $19 and up. Visit suns.com or call 602-379-7800 for details.
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