Deandre Ayton discussion

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  1. Proximo

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    It's not just on him.

    If Booker keeps playing like he has lately, we are in big trouble.
     
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    I agree with this. I've been one of his biggest critics, but that's because I know he's the key to this team. He is the most naturally gifted player on the squad, with the highest ceiling. The championship aspirations of this team hinge on him meeting his potential.
     
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  3. ASUCHRIS

    ASUCHRIS ONE HEART BEAT!!!

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    I'm less worried about Book getting it together.
     
  4. Ronin

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  5. Dr. Jones

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    I'll eat all the crow that I need to. I just want to see this trend turn into the new normal.
    Agreed!
     
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    Credit where its due, Ayton has played great for a little over a month now. He did have one weak game not long ago but it wasn't the same invisible version of him we'd see early in the season.

    Regardless of him playing well, I hope the front office addresses backup Center this offseason. Not just to have a 7 footer who can spell Ayton for 15 minutes a night but to give him a legit big to battle with in practice.
     
  7. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

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    There’s little doubt that this squad needs one, maybe two more bigs. It would be great to get a modern day 4 and a backup center.
     
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    Man i hope they address that next year. Would be pretty tough to get serviceable bigs without messing things up at this point in the season. I've been crying for a good PF for a while now. We drafted Jalen but the team is too good for him to get playtime.
     
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  11. cheesebeef

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    these are the types of “records” I hate. Throwing the 70% shooting thing in there totally skews the numbers.
     
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  12. CardsSunsDbacks

    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical

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    Have to agree. If you remove the FG% 25/15 has happened 181 times in franchise history. Add the steal and block and it has been done 76 times and Barkley for instance has 20 of those games.
     
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    Yup. it’s kinda the thing that bugged me when people kept listing a certain accumulation of stats to say what Ayton was doing in year 1 and 2 was “historic”.
     
  14. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

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    It just shows you can look for any combination of stats to find comparisons that really have no basis in reality. No one in they’re right mind would place Ayton in the category of amare and Barkley as suns at this juncture.
     
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