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Friday night was another case of close but not close enough for Western Sydney, held to a 1-1 A-League draw by Brisbane thanks to their own wastefulness and Michael Theos safe hands. Saints Jerseys Store .If A-League points were awarded for promise, then the Wanderers wouldnt still be seventh on the table, with a fifth draw in eight games and yet to triumph at Spotless Stadium in four.Their second half at their temporary home ground, led by marquee playmaker Nicolas Martinez, would likely rate as their strongest yet except for a late 10-minute spell from Brisbane.Yet the Roar, despite ceding copious amounts of territory and possession, claimed a valuable point to remain third, courtesy of striker-in-the-headlines Jamie Maclaren.Maclaren put this weeks contractual impasse to one side to earn and then convert a first-half penalty, before Japanese import Jumpei Kusukami settled the score on 56 minutes with his first A-League goal off a teasing Jack Clisby volley.But despite the abundant chances - the Wanderers had 18 shots to the Roars seven - this contest was far removed from the goal-happy affair of last seasons epic 5-4 extra-time thriller.Holding the lions share of the ball and territory, the hosts again showed elements of real quality but were regularly let down by one too many a touch or misplaced pass.Gilt-edged chances came and went for Kerem Bulut and Brendon Santalab among others, while Martinez, who played raider alongside Mitch Nichols, drew a superb save from a busy Theo.At the other end, No.2 gloveman Jerrad Tyson pressed his case as Andrew Redmaynes replacement by denying Brett Holman with skill.Moments later, he botched it by lunging at Maclaren in the box, an error of judgement that was perhaps a symptom of nearly three years on the sidelines.Maclaren capitalised, sending Tyson the wrong way from the spot.They could have crumbled, but Tony Popovics men sprang into life after the break.Scott Neville was a blistering outlet on the right flank but, unsurprisingly, Martinez orchestrated the equaliser, playing an intelligent ball into the path of an onrushing Clisby, whose subsequent cross presented a straightforward tap-in for Jumpei.Popovic couldnt help but wonder how a second win of the campaign had evaded his side.Weve wondered that a few times this year - more than a few - but thats football, he said.Again, we showed how good we are without the result.Roar coach John Aloisi admitted there was a lot left wanting from his teams performance.We ended up inviting pressure by sitting so deep, Aloisi said.It wasnt our plan but the Wanderers pinned us back and we couldnt get out, then - when we did get the ball - we didnt keep it for long enough.But when youre not playing well, you need to somehow grind out a result, and we did do that so thats a positive. 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He spent 5 1/2 seasons with the Suns, and was part of the latter stages of the franchises high-energy Steve Nash era.He knows how to wear this jersey with pride, Suns coach Earl Watson said.The Suns have also agreed to terms on a two-year deal with another ex-Sun, guard Leandro Barbosa, but that signing wont become official for several weeks because he is in Brazil with the national team that will host the Rio Olympics.Dudley said hes secretly been wanting to come back here for years.Although hes only 6-foot-7, Dudley will play the stretch power forward role with Phoenix, a position he played last season with the Washington Wizards and on occasion with Milwaukee the season before.We wanted somebody to lead our group, general manager Ryan McDonough said, somebody with high-level experience in the NBA, Somebody whos been playoff tested, battle tested and somebody with leadership characteristics to teach our young players how to play, how to be professionals as well on and off the court.Dudlley fit all those requirements. Saints Jerseys Shop. I dont think theres a more perfect person for this job at this time with this young team than me, he said.The Suns two first-round draft picks -- Dragan Bender and Marquease Chriss -- are just 18 years old. Nineteen-year-old Devin Booker, who made the NBA all-rookie team last season, was the youngest player in the league.Dudley said he has no problem knowing he is grooming Bender and Chriss to replace him.A lot of vets kind of fear that, Dudley said. I embrace it in the sense that theyre going to take over eventually. For me ... its an everyday process to help them get better and Im excited about that.Dudley, who turns 31 on Sunday, has averaged 8.4 points in his career. Last season, he averaged 7.9 points for the Wizards, shooting 42 percent from 3-point range. He is a career 40 percent shooter on 3s.Dudley arrived in Phoenix as, as he described it, a throw-in in a trade with Charlotte midway through the 2008-09 season. 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