On Thursday, the NBA released its regular season schedule and Phoenix Suns fans were able to get a look at when would be the first time they would see Steve Nash again since the trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Phoenix has lost Nash and Grant Hill, who were the two stars of their team. Now they have assembled a young and athletic team full of unproven players and nice role players.
This change in the makeup of the roster certainly has not gotten the attention of the league or the networks that broadcast games nationally.
Of the team's 82 games this upcoming season, they will be televised nationally a total of six times, once on TNT, thrice on NBA TV and twice on ESPN.
They will face the Dallas Mavericks on December 6 for their only TNT game.
ESPN airs the Suns twice in three days. The first is when Steve Nash returns to US Airways Center as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers on January 30 and then two nights later when the Suns host the Mavericks.
What does this say? Simply put, the Suns are not intriguing at all. They have no household names and no expectation for excitement.
While some may believe that this offseason is one of the best that the Suns have put together in recent years, the feeling is not mutual at this point.
The point? If you are not a local fan, you'll have to do what rookie Kendall Marshall tweeted his mom is going to have to do:
Hope my parents ready to buy that NBA League Pass if they wanna watch me play this year lol— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 26, 2012
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