Suns' Diaw has career night vs. T-wolves
By identity on Dec 26, 2005
In the Phoenix Suns' sweetheart season last year, Joe Johnson was my favorite player - not the marquee star, but talented, consistent, hardworking and humble. He came to play every night, racking up more minutes than any Sun player. I was really disappointed when he chose to leave.
But the Hawks gave up Boris Diaw and two first round draft picks for Joe. We may have received the better end of the deal. Some pundits are talkng about Boris and Magic in the same sentence. Minute for minute, Boris is outplaying Joe. Boris leads Joe in assists and rebounds, and with last night's breakout game (31 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a solid defensive effort against Minnesota star Kevin Garnett), is beginning to show his potential as a scorer from all over the floor.