Deandre Ayton discussion

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I remember seeing CP3 really talking to him before his first FTs early in the game. And they were definitely force feeding him. So sounds like they are trying to do what we think they SHOULD do.
     
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    It’s not that simple though because we saw him dunk, what like 4 or 5 times tonight? That’s different and starts solely with him.
     
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    Id like to see that from DA more often. To be fair he had the second string center guarding him tonight tho.
     
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    Really third string.
     
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    Was trying to be nice.
     
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    Even though Ayton played really well today, there's still room to improve. He couldn't hold his position and get the ball a few times when Ja Morant switched on to him and still had a few fadeaways that were not good shots. But, progress is progress and if DA can show up like this every game then most of us would shut the hell up about him.
     
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    Huh? I guess you're assuming Chris Paul in NOT telling him to be more aggressive?

    It does start with Ayton himself obviously, but what in his history suggests he's going to be able to do it without any outside motivation?
     
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    I thought you were chalking his aggression up to the fact they were force feeding him and not Paul talking to him.
     
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    Potentially best game as Sun. All the little things was great and watching him get to the line and dunk was huge. Box score wont show it but he was great. He was the best player on the court tonight.
     
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    I agree with 100% and that's what is also so frustrating about him. To see he has this in him but when he does nothing but settle for 16 foot jumpers or stopping after rolling 5 feet after he sets a pick. Then there are the layups and finger rolls within 3 feet that he should be dunking. Hopefully this lit his fire and he keeps it burning because he looked like an All-Star and was DominAyton today.
     
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    Ouch! Triple ouch! It is a bad situation when our #1 pick Center can excel only against a 3rd string Center.

    Move Ayton to Power Forward and, as I've also posted, Booker to pure Shooting Guard and fill in the rest
    of the team accordingly and watch the Suns shine! Not doing so is also wasting a potentially good Coach.
     
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    That potentially good coach disagrees with your personnel moves. He's also playing Booker as a shooting guard. Ayton isnt a PF and moving him there would be giving up on 2 1/2 years of development plus create a huge hole at Center. What's your answer to fill that? Let me guess, you don't have one or you'll say that's the GM's job. You're playing fantasy GM now so why stop short?
     
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    Shaq said it best during halftime...... This kid should be 20 and 15 in his sleep. I get so tired of waiting for someone who doesn't seem to "want it".

    And as far as his game in Memphis. I did see some aggression. GOOD!

    I also saw a first half filled with soft as cotton candy layup attempts. Fade Away's. And poorly timed mid rangers.

    In an arena where Amare made Stromile Swift look like a flea on his way to the rim for years....... I just can't help to think that we all want something from him that he just doesn't want for himself.
     
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    That's my biggest fear. We've discussed before but motor isn't something that players generally are able to change. I fear what we see is what we get.
     
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    Ayton’s perimeter defense has disappeared. He shows little foot speed the last two games. Tonight, other than a single block on Gordon, he’s been an escort for the layup line.
     

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