Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Feb 25, 2020.
Clippers 54 - Suns 49
When the Suns were hitting their 3's, they had the lead.
When their 3's went cold, the Suns . . . lost the lead.
That says it all. I know injuries are involved, but it is
still all about the '3'.
Clippers lead by 5 at the half. But it smells like the
lead opening up as the game progresses.
so, is there a way for a big man to get better hands? Ayton's definitely made major progress, but his hands are infuriating. can that be something learned/practiced?
Welcome to the modern NBA. No one is winning without making 3s.
More like it's all about having players that can score , which they don't have on their bench
Suns bench points: 8. Clippers bench points 15.
Are you saying that no NBA team has a successful Plan B?
I can’t ever recall watching a player who I thought had a much better first quarter than Ayton and a much worse second quarter. It’s amazing he’s the same player.
If the ball handlers didn't pass Ayton bounce passes he would do better. True of a lot of big men.
Lack of consistency among most of the squad seems to be an ongoing problem for the Suns.
It's true, but like I said awhile back , I'll gladly take 2 or 3 great quarters over the zero we get from half our other players
Some halftime stats.
Yes! Back in the seventies, there were all kinds of hand strength excercises. It was really rare back then to see little guys rip the ball from centers. It's almost a lost art. I remember watching a Home Run Derby where Willie Mays was talking about how he strengthened his hands. Old school atletes used to really work on this. Mpre recent Roger Clemons had vudeos showing how he worked on his hand strength.
You need need to apply for a job as a Suns trainer.
When I coached my rule of thumb was pass low to small players, and pass high to big guys. If you watch Ayton, when he rebounds above his head, his hands are solid. Below his shoulders he is a train wreck.
Also this half was an interesting study in how bad +/- can be as an indicator of value in the court. I thought after played great defense. He didn’t score, he has the worst +/- based more on how poor the team around him played during his time on court.
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