Ed Note: This is far sooner than I would prefer to do my preview and prediction post. In fact, I like to wait until right before the season starts. I want to watch the exhibition games, see how rosters shake out, see if any big injuries pop up around the league and basically dawdle and defer until the last possible second.
But as we are participating in the giant Internet-wide NBA preview extravaganza hosted by Celtics Blog, it's just not something that could wait. Just remember that I reserve the right to change anything and everything I am about to write. Consider this early impressions. The format is standardized, as well, so suck it up if you don't like it.
1. What Significant Moves were made during the off-season?
2. What are the team’s biggest strengths?
3. What are the team’s biggest weaknesses?
Making it all work together again
The Suns overachieved last season's expectations in large part due to their now famous chemistry. I have little doubt that the quiet professional Hakim Warrik and the personable and somewhat goofy Josh Childress will fit right in.
Keeping Nash, Hill and Lopez healthy
The bigger concerns are the ages of Steve Nash and Grant Hill and the fragility of Robin Lopez.