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I think Gordon will be fine being the 6th man. Outside of starting for the Rockets while they sucked, he's been mostly a 6th man for the last 7 years.

I'm more curious as to how Beal will feel being the 3rd option. But he had a great year playing with Westbrook, and Westbrook is among the most ball dominant guys in the league.
 

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I think Gordon will be fine being the 6th man. Outside of starting for the Rockets while they sucked, he's been mostly a 6th man for the last 7 years.

I'm more curious as to how Beal will feel being the 3rd option. But he had a great year playing with Westbrook, and Westbrook is among the most ball dominant guys in the league.
His press conference responses as well as his attitude, I think he's all in being the third option. His response about JJ explaining how open he would be off Book and KD and how it made sense to him, I think that's not a worry. What I liked was the game JJ was referring to, I was there and we did double him, and he was able to beat our double teams and score or get to the free throw line.
 

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I was telling my kids, if you played a team and the guy was launching that deep, you didn't even cover him in my day. You TOLD him to shoot! It's amazing the range of NBA players now. I keep shaking my head, why would you guard a guy THAT far out? :lol:
 

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I was telling my kids, if you played a team and the guy was launching that deep, you didn't even cover him in my day. You TOLD him to shoot! It's amazing the range of NBA players now. I keep shaking my head, why would you guard a guy THAT far out? :lol:
It's a really valuable skill for a catch and shoot guy to have. Even when he doesn't have the ball you have to be near him when he is that far away. That stretches out the defense even more.
 

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It's a really valuable skill for a catch and shoot guy to have. Even when he doesn't have the ball you have to be near him when he is that far away. That stretches out the defense even more.

I read somewhere Gordon shoots threes from about 27 feet. That should help spread the court even further.
 

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Eric Gordon was signed as a free agent by the Suns. He signed with the Suns for two seasons but he has a player option in 2024-25.
 

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I think we'll see Gordon as the closer quite a bit. Going back 5 seasons he plays at SF at least 30% of the time he's on the floor. He ran with CP3 and Harden in Houston and that team was a legit contender. I know we'll be smaller with Booker, Beal, and Gordon out there together but that's actually a bit bigger than the Rockets were. Plus we'll have KD and Ayton.
 

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I think we'll see Gordon as the closer quite a bit. Going back 5 seasons he plays at SF at least 30% of the time he's on the floor. He ran with CP3 and Harden in Houston and that team was a legit contender. I know we'll be smaller with Booker, Beal, and Gordon out there together but that's actually a bit bigger than the Rockets were. Plus we'll have KD and Ayton.
This. Although, I don't put much stock in the fact 5 years ago he played that much SF as much as you simply having your best 5 on the floor in closing moments. I can't imagine the Suns leaving him on the bench if games are close. It's going to be interesting to see though how they initiate the offense with all those ball handlers on the floor.
 

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I think we'll see Gordon as the closer quite a bit. Going back 5 seasons he plays at SF at least 30% of the time he's on the floor. He ran with CP3 and Harden in Houston and that team was a legit contender. I know we'll be smaller with Booker, Beal, and Gordon out there together but that's actually a bit bigger than the Rockets were. Plus we'll have KD and Ayton.

They just need to lock in for the last two minutes, if games are close. I think with the mentality of KD, Book and Gordon they can play crisp on both ends of the floor to finish off games.
 

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This. Although, I don't put much stock in the fact 5 years ago he played that much SF as much as you simply having your best 5 on the floor in closing moments. I can't imagine the Suns leaving him on the bench if games are close. It's going to be interesting to see though how they initiate the offense with all those ball handlers on the floor.

It wasnt just 5 years ago he played SF, hes been playing SF for no less than 1/3 of his time in the floor over the last 5 years. That's pretty significant. He started doing so in Houston but also played there in LA.
 

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This. Although, I don't put much stock in the fact 5 years ago he played that much SF as much as you simply having your best 5 on the floor in closing moments. I can't imagine the Suns leaving him on the bench if games are close. It's going to be interesting to see though how they initiate the offense with all those ball handlers on the floor.

It's going to be even more interesting to see how opposing teams try to defend the Suns small ball lineups with all their shooters and speed.
 
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