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I’d rather play Nader at PF.

You might well see Nader at power forward or even small ball center. The Suns thought about it and gave Nader a look when he returned from injury. He could well play a lot more this upcoming season. Although Nader is only 6'5" he weighs 225 pounds.
 

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You might well see Nader at power forward or even small ball center. The Suns thought about it and gave Nader a look when he returned from injury. He could well play a lot more this upcoming season. Although Nader is only 6'5" he weighs 225 pounds.

I wouldn't put too much stock in anyone's billed weight. It's been discussed before that it's often incorrect, like Jalen Smith recently pointed out. What's more important than a players listed weight is how they look in certain situations and I don't recall seeing Nader being pushed around when he was on the floor last year so mentioning his weight really doesn't add anything to the conversation, IMO.
 

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You might well see Nader at power forward or even small ball center. The Suns thought about it and gave Nader a look when he returned from injury. He could well play a lot more this upcoming season. Although Nader is only 6'5" he weighs 225 pounds.

Nader’s wingspan is 7’1” which is close to Craig’s (although I can’t find an official listing for Craig). Nader is built like strong safety.
 
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Nader’s wingspan is 7’1” which is close to Craig’s (although I can’t find an official listing for Craig). Nader is built like strong safety.

And he likes to play inside as well. I'm very pleased the Suns were able to bring Nader back for a guaranteed $2 million this season with a team option for next season.
 

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And he likes to play inside as well. I'm very pleased the Suns were able to bring Nader back for a guaranteed $2 million this season with a team option for next season.
More than anything I like his ability to penetrate, I just hope he improves as a finisher. He puts a lot of pressure on the defense when he's playing as a wing or a shooting guard.
 
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More than anything I like his ability to penetrate, I just hope he improves as a finisher. He puts a lot of pressure on the defense when he's playing as a wing or a shooting guard.

With a full season I expect Nader to be a solid contributor. I like the way he can play inside and outside. He shows no fear when attacking the basket.
 

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And he likes to play inside as well. I'm very pleased the Suns were able to bring Nader back for a guaranteed $2 million this season with a team option for next season.

That was a good signing. In addition to that I don't think James Jones gets enough credit for getting him in the CP3 trade either. I thought he'd be waived after the trade and never see a minute of action, just one of those throw-ins most trades. He's proven to be a solid contributor though, even if he's a fringe rotation player.

He's the ideal 3rd stringer because he has the skill to be a 2nd stringer elsewhere. Thankfully he's here willing to play his role though because having guys like him willing to take a lesser role helps the team as a whole. Its often the difference between good teams and true contenders.
 

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I know it's a short stint, but Jalen has made the most of his minutes in his last three games.

In 27 mpg he's averaging:
15 ppg
10 rpg
1 bpg
.7 spg
58% FG
33% 3FG
87% FT

Seems like way more than 1 block. He challenges everything. I’ve loved what I’ve seen from him. He’s been the bright spot from this Covid thing.

I better never see Nader in the court ever again
 
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Seems like way more than 1 block. He challenges everything. I’ve loved what I’ve seen from him. He’s been the bright spot from this Covid thing.

I better never see Nader in the court ever again

I'm not sure Nader is coming back. There isn't a smidgen of news about it.

Stix is showing why the Suns drafted him.
 

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And too bad the Suns won’t keep him, smh
 

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He looked good in summer league i thought too. I dont really understand why hes been just premantently dog housed…
 
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He looked good in summer league i thought too. I dont really understand why hes been just premantently dog housed…

I think the Suns were trying to showcase Stix in summer league for a trade, so yes I think they gave up on him pretty early.

The irony of this, he is a much better player now than he was in summer league.

When the Suns play Stix at center he is a solid young talent with the ability to improve. He just needs a chance to play. Eventually I think he will become a power forward. Too bad the Suns didn't choose to wait.
 

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He looked good in summer league i thought too. I dont really understand why hes been just premantently dog housed
He earned his lack of playing time, he was horrible in practice and not much better in games. And while he rebounded well in summer league, he wasn't very good there either and that was against weak competition.

I hope he continues his current run and recently he's shown enough that I wish we'd extended him but he gave us plenty of reasons to not do so. Just like Josh Jackson, Kendall Marshall and Earl Clark gave us good reason to not offer the 3rd year extension (according to a Realgm poster they were the most recent NBA players to not get their 3rd year extension offer).
 

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