2018-19 Season | Point Guard Discussion

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I believe he got released. Suns could still get him.

I still think Mack could help but the Suns may be content with combo guard Tyler Johnson.

When I first noticed Mack he played for the Jazz. He would be worth the look.

There may be some other point guards waived as well.
 

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The Lakers have bigger problems. Rich Paul, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson.

LaVar is peanuts.

Well, yeah, on the Lakers buffet of issues Lavar is not the entree, but that doesn't mean I want him on our menu trying to make Lonza, himself and his kids a 4 course meal.
 

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Lonzo hasn't bothered to contradict any of this. He's also already let his dad deprive him of a multi-million dollar shoe deal and his agent is a handpicked Lavar stooge who only represents the Balls.

I think Lavar's cancerous routine is a serious problem in the Laker organization.
No. He is doing the smart thing. He is ignoring it. Contradicting his dad just makes more news.
 

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ignoring it is not really the smart thing. there was an article months ago about him needing to stand up to his dad because his silence is wearing thin on his team
 

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No. He is doing the smart thing. He is ignoring it. Contradicting his dad just makes more news.

Ignoring it, IMO, is similar to affirming it. Especially when your finances are so strongly tied to your loud mouth fathers machinations. If he wants suitors to believe that his dad isn't and won't be a problem then he needs to make his dad only his dad... and not his shoe supplier, reality show host and de-facto agent.

I feel bad for Lonzo, he seems like an alright kid, and I'm sure it would be really difficult for him, as a 21 year old guy, to tell Lavar to shut his freaking mouth and be simply a supportive father... but that is what he needs to do, because his dad is a POS that is doing real damage to Lonzo's earnings and career... and Lavar has basically destroyed the potential careers of his youngest 2 kids.

As it stands Lonzo has done almost nothing to differentiate his opinions and his fathers or show that his career is not his father's to command.
 

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Oh no. There goes a good option.

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Shaq Harrison (preseason)
Isaiah Canaan
Jamaal Crawford
DeAnthony Melton
Elie Okobo
Devin Booker
Josh Jackson

and now Tyler Johnson

The eighth starting pg for the Suns this year, I think.
 

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Canaan lands with the Timberwolves.

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Shaq Harrison (preseason)
Isaiah Canaan
Jamaal Crawford
DeAnthony Melton
Elie Okobo
Devin Booker
Josh Jackson

and now Tyler Johnson

The eighth starting pg for the Suns this year, I think.


Counting preseason? I can understand to a certain extent but since Harrison was cut before the season started I'm not sure that's entirely fair. A lot of teams have players that partake in preseason that don't make the regular season cut, the Suns aren't alone in that regard.

Crawford hasn't started for the Suns.
Canaan, Melton, and Okobo count as starting point guard's, that's fair. Booker has also started at PG for the Suns. Counting Jackson though? He hasn't started without one of the other players mentioned and I don't think anyone would call him a point guard. Tyler Johnson has not started either.

So of your list there are 4 that were actually starting PG's for the Suns. Harrison, Crawford, Jackson, and Johnson don't count for reasons listed. I would imagine Johnson will start for us before the year is over but there are still 3 players listed when they don't need to be. Our PG rotation has been bad, no one denies that, but there is no reason to exaggerate it since virtually everyone here will say it's quite possibly the worst PG in the modern NBA. The only competition for that title of sorts is last year's Suns.
 

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Oh no. There goes a good option.

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So the Charlotte-freaking-Hornets join the growing list of teams with THREE POINT GUARDS who are better than ANY point guard on the Suns.

How the heck did we go from a ridiculous overload of point guards 5 years ago to this???
 

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The first part of this tweet looked promising. The second part not so much!
 

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We are tanking, I know we are wishing for available guards to come to the rescue but there aren't any out there. Even if we get a competent guard it'll only be counterproductive to tanking. Half way there guys.
 

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The Suns are trying to win. At this point I wish they were tanking. It might give some hope for the future.
 
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