Valley of the Suns

Some people say that the NBA is scripted. Well, we don't know about that, but the saga that is the Phoenix Suns sure is a page-turner. Just weeks ago, Shawn Marion expressed his desire to be traded after eight seasons and Amaré Stoudemire got back on the gurney for his other knee. This is serious, man, but like any good novel, it promises to be a wild, unpredictable ride. The Suns open up preseason play against the New Orleans Hornets, who recently dumped underappreciated Cedric Simmons while groping for cash as well as veteran guard David Wesley. Sounds like a dirty South saga is in the making, too.
Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., 2007