Scouting report: Lakers vs. Suns

Updated: April 21, 2006, 11:42 PM ET
By   | Scouts Inc.
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The Phoenix Suns represent the equivalent of basketball Xanadu in the NBA. It seems like no matter what player ends up playing for Mike D'Antoni and alongside Steve Nash they will have the best years of their career. Despite the loss of Amare Stoudemire, one of the best big men in the NBA, the Suns still won 54 games. The Suns still play at the fastest pace of any team in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers play at whatever pace Kobe Bryant wants.