Evaluating Triano

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  1. SirStefan32

    SirStefan32 Krycek, Alex Krycek

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    This happens in more than sports. It's not uncommon for a business team to step up immediately when the leader is replaced, especially if that leader has really alienated the team. In this case, the positional leader and the peer-leader went bye-bye, and it appears nobody liked either one of them.
     
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  3. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Small sample size sure, but man those numbers seem tell a compelling story . . .
     
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    What I can't understand is how the team's utter aimlessness under Watson -- which extends back a lot more than the first three games of this season -- was so obvious to many people on this board, but somehow invisible to either the front office or Watson himself.
     
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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    The front office reports to the owner, an inexperienced out of town banker whose profession is living off other people's money.

    And Watson? It was it what it was. He did what he was capable of doing.

    I have wanted Bledsoe and Knight gone. But the front office evidently did not consider the consequences of benching their lead "Point Guard" with a good part of last season to go, then expecting good attitudes the following season.

    An inexperienced owner. An inexperienced General Manager. An inexperienced Head Coach. Low investments for the owner.

    Were it not for two of our first three games being complete blowouts and embarrassments, changes would not have been made after three games. The two blowouts have proven to be the best thing that ever happened to the Suns.

    The season is young, but I look ahead and fear that if Triano decides he does not want the job permanently, next season will be SOS. 'Same ol' ****.
     
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    Small sample size, but Triano is doing a spectacular job right now.
     
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    Small sample size but the differential between all those stats is quite amazing
     
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    When I was at the Jazz game on the 25th I watched the Suns bench and body language was really good but it seemed like whoever was closest to the coaches was always talking with a coach or two and Triano himself seemed to give a lot of attention to Bender and Len in particular, whether it was in timeouts or they were by the bench.
     
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    A note on conditioning I've seen mentioned across the league was the shortened preseason which also included a shortened training camp. That gives players less time to get into game shape. Players stay in shape year round for the most part but game shape is something that they need actual games in order to maintain. With 5 less preseason games though and about a week cut off of training camp that changes when players will actually work their way into shape. At this point we should be seeing that, I suspect that is one of the reasons Warren has finally stepped up. He's been solid for the last week but looked lost at times early on, even under Triano.
     
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    I really like Warren, but I do think his game is somewhat situation specific. If the mid range and post area is clogged then he isn't going to produce... at the same time he won't kill us because he isn't selfish. But still, against teams that have long defenders that rotate on the interior, I think he will not put up consistent scoring numbers until he develops a reliable 3pt shot.

    At the same time... to over hype him, I feel like he provides everything Carmelo Anthony should. He rebounds well for his size, he hustles, he isn't selfish, he has a killer game within 16 feet. If OKC offered him for Melo straight up, I'd decline.
     
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    I get what you are saying about TJ being what Melo should be, but I would not take Melo for free.
     
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    Jay has already done more coaching in 5 games than Earl did in his entire tenure. I love the energy and body language. They look like a winning team. I'm truly shocked.
     
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    Yes! I'm still seeing a sweet corner 3 that Warren put there without hesitation the last game.
     
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    Yep. I don't want Warren becoming a three point gunner. 2 a game or so is just perfect, if they are open.
     

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