Updated: October 8, 2010, 2:02 PM ET

2010-11 Preview: Phoenix Suns

By John Hollinger

I'd be hard-pressed to name a team that's had a better May and a worse June. The Phoenix Suns were a huge success story in 2009-10, winning 54 games, unexpectedly making a run to the Western Conference finals and duking it out through six tough games before succumbing to the Los Angeles Lakers. Such success would have been a nice story to take into training camp.

Unfortunately, that's now a distant memory. The ownership tenure of Robert Sarver took another turn for the bizarre when he couldn't agree to terms to keep Steve Kerr as general manager and let well-regarded assistant GM David Griffin walk too, setting the tone for a depressing offseason. For good measure, star forward Amare Stoudemire left as a free agent, ending a six-year run on the receiving end of the game's most lethal pick-and-roll combo.

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