Suns’ Alvin Gentry vague about pending lineup changes

Nov 21, 2012, 11:08 PM | Updated: 11:12 pm

Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry still hasn’t revealed what his team’s starting lineup will look like in his team’s matchup against the Portland Trailblazers Wednesday.

Speaking with Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, Gentry left no clue on what moves he planned on making to the starting five after hinting changes were inevitable.

“I think everybody will find out tonight,” said Gentry when asked about the lineup shuffling.

When presented with the possibilities of Shannon Brown getting the nod over Jared Dudley or Michael Beasley coming off the bench, Gentry was even more vague and simply responded both “could be a possibility.”

Gentry added that when fans see the changes he’s made they shouldn’t be quick to base his team’s poor play on those players being moved around in the lineup.

“When you change the lineup, that doesn’t necessarily mean the players you’ve taken out of the lineup are responsible for the reason you’re not playing well or getting off to a bad start or playing poorly,” said Gentry. “I think that needs to be understood. But I think the combinations of the five guys that have been out there have not been effective.”

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

A basketball on the court during the game between the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns at Ca...
Arizona Sports

Suns’ Ryan Resch becomes first openly gay front office executive in NBA history

Ryan Resch, the Suns VP of basketball strategy and evaluation, became the first openly gay basketball operations executive in NBA history. 
12 hours ago
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14)...
Kevin Zimmerman

Deandre Ayton still Suns’ priority, says GM: ‘We want to keep it together’

Suns general manager James Jones said nothing has changed on the Deandre Ayton front over the past several weeks, from his seat at least.
2 days ago
General manager, James Jones of the Phoenix Suns before Game One of the Western Conference Second R...
Kellan Olson

GM James Jones clarifies ESPN article on Phoenix Suns’ draft strategy

Suns GM James Jones clarified an ESPN article that painted a detailed picture of the team's unorthodox practices in the NBA Draft.
2 days ago
NBA draft prospects pose for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, center, before the start of...
Kevin Zimmerman

NBA Draft live blog: Pistons deal for C Jalen Duren in trade-heavy night

Visit for Phoenix Suns coverage as they stand pat without a draft pick or move into the Thursday action.
2 days ago
Tari Eason poses for photos on the red carpet during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Paolo Banchero steals the show on 2022 NBA Draft red carpet

May all the green room invitees at the 2022 NBA Draft have as colorful of careers as they do draft-day getups.
2 days ago
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA bask...
Nikash Nath

Suns’ Monty Williams: ‘It is time for (Brittney Griner) to come home’

Suns head coach Monty Williams on Thursday urged those to continue to keep pushing for Brittney Griner's safe return home.
3 days ago
Suns’ Alvin Gentry vague about pending lineup changes