Phoenix Suns' Diante Garrett scores first points

By David Charnley


Diante Garrett Phoenix Suns
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Phoenix Suns guard Diante Garrett is proof that if you don’t give up on your dreams they can still come true.

Garrett who finished a four year stint at Iowa State was undrafted in last season’s draft, found himself playing in France before he got his break when the Suns came calling in the summer.

“My dream wasn’t fulfilled,” Garrett said.

“My dream is to always play in the NBA and it has been.”

For Garret dreams did come true and got his first two points as well ending with 100% from the field against the Miami Heat.

The Suns general manager Lance Blanks has indicated that the 24-year-old will not be used as a rotation player and more than likely Blanks sees the best way to use Garrett is by using the Suns D-League affiliation with Bakersfield to give Garrett experience.

While it was a momentous occasion for the point guard, the Suns were well and truly dismantled by the NBA champions 124-99, in what was a David V’s Goliath clash.

If Alvin Gentry can take any positives out of the game it is that Shannon Brown topped scored with 18 points and Luis Scola continues to be a ray of light for the Suns fans who love his work rate.

Travelling to the Heat not even the most optimistic of Phoenix fans would have envisaged a win but at times Erik Spoelstra’s superstars made it look too easy in getting points especially in the paint.

“It’s a long season. We have 78 games left and I don’t see any reason to hit a panic button or anything,” Gentry said.

“We just have to continue to work, and to me the whole thing we need to concentrate on is coming together as a team has a common goal. If we continue to do that, then we’ll compete and still be a team that will be in the game.”

The Suns will travel to take on the Charlotte Bobcats (1-1) next as Gentry’s side of misfits look to get their season rolling. The Bobcats were the worst ranked team last season, setting  an NBA record of fruitility with a .106 win record.

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