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Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns finds that the buzz just is not there this time around:
In past years you could always count on at least a Marc Stein or Scoop Jackson of ESPN.com to show some Suns love, but this year it's all about the Lakers, Celtics, Hornets, Spurs, etc.
A quick look at HoopsHype's predictions from the last three years show just how far the Suns have fallen.
In the 2006-07 rankings, two of five experts predicted the Suns to go all the way, and three of the five experts picked Phoenix to win it all last season. In both years, all five of the experts tabbed the Suns to win their division.
Now this year only Suns color guy/homer Eddie Johnson picks them to even hold home-court advantage in a playoff series.