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Too much beer and food tonight!

This past week, just welcomed a new baby boy into the family, so I'm thankful for him.

I'm also thankful for this community. I've spent many years entertained reading all the amazing insight here.

Congratulations on the new addition.

I think you speak for everyone about this community.
 

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I've spent many years entertained reading all the amazing insight here.
Now that you mention it, We do provide some good insight. here are some examples:
-arguing over roster spots 14-15
-wishing we could sign anyone with a pulse followed by “I always liked that guy” (coming out of college or that one time he scored 25 off the bench 3 years ago)
-some posters will correct your spelling or grammar
- we are ready to debate luc longley vs Oliver Miller at a moments notice
-having 15 page threads about players that don’t go anywhere


I could keep going. I think you’re giving us too much credit. Haha
 

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Now that you mention it, We do provide some good insight. here are some examples:
-some posters will correct your spelling or grammar
I could keep going. I think you’re giving us too much credit. Haha
Not often, we've mostly shamed them into silence. Collectively the denizens of the internet have decreed that ignorance of the natively spoken language should be accepted, never corrected.

That's why almost an entire generation believes that "would of" is the same as "would have" or that "your" and "you're" work equally well in all situations or that "there", "they're" and "their" are interchangeable.

We all make mistakes and no one should be ridiculed or ostracized for an occasional typo or a misspelling or an incorrect word choice. But now, thankfully, this internet movement has grown to the point where none of us will ever need to move past our grammatical shortcomings.

And I'm okay with this movement, I just think it needs to be widened. No longer should posters be challenged by others for simply insisting that 2 plus 2 equals 7. We don't knead know stinking math nazis around hear.

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Lastly, we need a "tongue MOSTLY in cheek" smilie.

Back to business. For those that celebrate it, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those that don't, hope you had a great Thursday.
 

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Not often, we've mostly shamed them into silence. Collectively the denizens of the internet have decreed that ignorance of the natively spoken language should be accepted, never corrected.

That's why almost an entire generation believes that "would of" is the same as "would have" or that "your" and "you're" work equally well in all situations or that "there", "they're" and "their" are interchangeable.

We all make mistakes and no one should be ridiculed or ostracized for an occasional typo or a misspelling or an incorrect word choice. But now, thankfully, this internet movement has grown to the point where none of us will ever need to move past our grammatical shortcomings.

And I'm okay with this movement, I just think it needs to be widened. No longer should posters be challenged by others for simply insisting that 2 plus 2 equals 7. We don't knead know stinking math nazis around hear.

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Lastly, we need a "tongue MOSTLY in cheek" smilie.

Back to business. For those that celebrate it, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those that don't, hope you had a great Thursday.
It's posts like this that are the backbone of ASFN. ;)
 

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Now that you mention it, We do provide some good insight. here are some examples:
-arguing over roster spots 14-15
-wishing we could sign anyone with a pulse followed by “I always liked that guy” (coming out of college or that one time he scored 25 off the bench 3 years ago)

-some posters will correct your spelling or grammar
- we are ready to debate luc longley vs Oliver Miller at a moments notice
-having 15 page threads about players that don’t go anywhere


I could keep going. I think you’re giving us too much credit. Haha

I'm rather fond of three of those five items in bold text.

Someday they may understand the importance of depth. ;)
 

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I'm rather fond of three of those five items in bold text.

Someday they may understand the importance of depth. ;)
I'm okay with where we are, roster-wise, although sure, we could use another big man or two. But then again, I haven't quite moved past that time in our lives where "depth" was more likely to refer to how deep of a hole we were in.
 

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I'm okay with where we are, roster-wise, although sure, we could use another big man or two. But then again, I haven't quite moved past that time in our lives where "depth" was more likely to refer to how deep of a hole we were in.

I think that's golf... if you're in a sand trap, keep swinging.

On a more serious note, I think we are the last generation that cares about debt, if that's what you are talking about.
 

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I think that's golf... if you're in a sand trap, keep swinging.

On a more serious note, I think we are the last generation that cares about debt, if that's what you are talking about.
Nah, I was talking about the depth of the hole we'd usually be in by Christmas Day as we started looking forward to our upcoming draft picks.
 

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Nah, I was talking about the depth of the hole we'd usually be in by Christmas Day as we started looking forward to our upcoming draft picks.

Thankfully those days are behind us although I do miss the draft.

When the Suns start thinking about using draft picks again, the Suns will need to hire some scouts, think about buying a G-League team and question if James Jones is the right GM for the job.
 

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Thankfully those days are behind us although I do miss the draft.

When the Suns start thinking about using draft picks again, the Suns will need to hire some scouts, think about buying a G-League team and question if James Jones is the right GM for the job.
I think if you're in the upper tier of teams, you need to focus on scouting your opponents with lesser effort given to International play, G League, College and High School. So I believe in the approach that JJ has chosen, whether he's the long term answer or not is a different question.

Don't get me wrong, I love following the draft. But after watching so many high draft failures and realizing how critical luck is to the process (who's there, how far did you fall in the lottery and so on) I think there's less risk in going this way.

We may need to revisit how we deal with the draft and G League ownership when CP stops playing at a high level (or retires) but I think we're good until then.
 

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I think if you're in the upper tier of teams, you need to focus on scouting your opponents with lesser effort given to International play, G League, College and High School. So I believe in the approach that JJ has chosen, whether he's the long term answer or not is a different question.

Don't get me wrong, I love following the draft. But after watching so many high draft failures and realizing how critical luck is to the process (who's there, how far did you fall in the lottery and so on) I think there's less risk in going this way.

We may need to revisit how we deal with the draft and G League ownership when CP stops playing at a high level (or retires) but I think we're good until then.

Larger market teams have an easier time attracting free agents for sure. However, a team should always be concerned with acquiring cheap young talent for depth.

The Suns could easily put more money into scouting even if it's only scouting other NBA and G-League talent such as Cam Payne.

IMO, finding players in the draft and undrafted free agents is less about luck and more about scouting. The Heat do a great job in this area. Also there is always the possibility of finding a hidden gem.

The last player the Suns hit on who became a contributor for them is Goran Dragic who was a second round pick. He wasn't a lucky pick either. The Suns were scrambling to find another second round draft pick to get him. Ironically the Spurs were the trade partner.

The name of the last Suns scout I can remember and had confidence in was Dick Percudani. There is a lesson there somewhere.
 
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