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Suns’ Dudley says lack of chemistry has hurt team

Jared Dudley is the longest-tenured member of the Phoenix Suns.

That being said, Dudley is only in his fifth season with the team after being traded from Charlotte in December of 2008.

There are nine players on this year’s team that weren’t with the Suns a year ago — along with a new interim head coach — all factors Dudley believes have contributed to the Suns’ 17-31 record.

“I think it’s chemistry,” Dudley told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 620 Tuesday. “And that shows in the defense, it shows in the offense. Chemistry is playing a long time with people, it’s trust, it’s knowing where everybody’s going to be, it’s a responsibility and knowing over the course of time, we’re going to get this done.

“We don’t have that. The good teams have that. There are some times when a guy beats someone and we’re looking around like ‘hey, when didn’t you help, why didn’t you do that?’ That’s a lack of chemistry and that’s our problem.”


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