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Phil Jackson likes Suns, Thunder

Updated: October 29, 2010, 7:32 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder might have snuck up on the NBA last season, but Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson saw them coming.

Even the guy steering the clear-cut No. 1 team in the West has to check his rearview mirror once in a while.

Speaking after the team's morning shootaround in preparation for a game against the Suns on Friday night, Jackson said that Phoenix only realized their potential once Amare Stoudemire was taken off the trade ...

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