Cavaliers @ Suns Saturday game thread 10-30-2021

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As a whole game this was ugly again. Poor in first half until end of second quarter. Came out flaming in third bit let them close quarter strong. And then let them cut it almost all the way done without even their starters.
Yeah, I don't think they win that game if Cleveland wasn't on a back to back.
 
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Yeah, I don't think they win that game if Cleveland wasn't on a back to back.

Cleveland was also sitting starters apparently to send a message about effort.
 
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This may be where Ayton got hurt. I didn't see much.

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Ayton was great through the first three quarters

17/12/3 Steals on 8/10 shooting

Jarret Allen on his level? Come on man. That big Cavs lineup got worked by him


Got the win but let a 24 point lead fall to 5 it’s now the 4th game we’ve blown a big lead. This team needs to stay aggressive and stop being so damn lazy when they get up. They get up and start settling for jump shots and slacking on defense.

If Shamet isn’t hitting his shot he’s flat out worthless.

Stix got some good hustle plays and then looked horrible for an offensive stretch

McGee continues to look good
 

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The team has spurts of looking like last years team then it completely dries up. Seems like the team is struggling with chemistry at times which will work itself out. I am encourage by the flashes but that 4th was brutal to watch.
 
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Monty with update on Ayton. He thinks he will be okay.


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Monty thought Jalen Smith's energy was good. I like him better than Nader at this point.

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Monty thought Jalen Smith's energy was good. I like him better than Nader at this point.

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100%. I don’t know what Monte sees in a Nader.
 

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I just don’t get why book isn’t a good three point shooter. His game would launch a level if he could hit more consistently.
He has to lead the league in foot on the line 2 point shots lol. He’s got a really good looking shot. I think he needs to get more arc on his 3’s. That’s something Donovan Mitchell talked about in his 3 ball evolution. That game 6 against LA, when he went 8/10 from 3, every shot was pure and the arc was flawless. He also won a 3 point contest.
 

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Ayton was great through the first three quarters

17/12/3 Steals on 8/10 shooting

Jarret Allen on his level? Come on man. That big Cavs lineup got worked by him


Got the win but let a 24 point lead fall to 5 it’s now the 4th game we’ve blown a big lead. This team needs to stay aggressive and stop being so damn lazy when they get up. They get up and start settling for jump shots and slacking on defense.

If Shamet isn’t hitting his shot he’s flat out worthless.

Stix got some good hustle plays and then looked horrible for an offensive stretch

McGee continues to look good
Was nice to see Ayton actually physically exert himself against the smaller rookie.
 

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Lets get back to above .500 suns good w tonight to begin climb

Great to see book ayton do well

Still uncertain on max for ayton however

Green hit w :) hope many more to come!
 

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They start three 7 footers and it was Allen who was pretty much on him but it didn’t matter who was on him he was eating tonight till he got hurt

Jarrett Allen, Lauri and Mobley
Was just commenting that against the thin Mobley he actually used physicality in the post to gain separation. It worked (as we all knew it would for three years now). I hope he took notes as to what he’s capable of and uses it more often.
 
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It looks like Ayton actually was injured when he banged knees.

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I didn't hold out much hope for Jalen Smith developing into an NBA player last season and even after summer league when he lead the league in rebounding. However, that has changed for me.

I'm now seeing a player that will develop if given playing time. If his competition is Nader, let's give him those minutes. I still see Smith as mostly a center and cringe when he takes those corner threes even though I know he will eventually make them. He is better shooting them from up top or better yet, playing inside.
 

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I didn't hold out much hope for Jalen Smith developing into an NBA player last season and even after summer league when he lead the league in rebounding. However, that has changed for me.

I'm now seeing a player that will develop if given playing time. If his competition is Nader, let's give him those minutes. I still see Smith as mostly a center and cringe when he takes those corner threes even though I know he will eventually make them. He is better shooting them from up top or better yet, playing inside.

I agree. He plays hard and that alone will make him a quality player. I’m done with Nader he pretty much brings nothing to the table
 

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Outside of one particularly bone headed play, Smith was solid during his playing time.
 

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I like how Monty used Jalen instead of Nader. That should be the plan against larger teams for sure and if Stix is playing well then keep using him in that role when we play smaller teams also. He won't get better if he doesn't see the floor and that is a low pressure situation where he can't really hurt us either.
 
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