Jazz @ Suns Wednesday game thread 4-7-2021

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The Suns are playing important back-to-back games. They play at home against the Jazz on Wednesday and at the Clippers on Thursday.

Jazz 38-12, are in first place in the Western Conference. They lead the second place Suns by 2 1/2 games. They are 9-1 in their last ten games but are coming off a 111-103 loss at Dallas on Monday.

Suns are 35-14 after a win 133-130 win at Houston. They are 9-1 in their last ten games as well.

The game will be televised on Bally Sports Arizona and ESPN.

Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Arizona time.
 

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Good news. Frank Kaminsky is OFF health and safety protocols.

Abdel Nader is still OUT.

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I had read it twice. Frank Kaminsky is OFF the Suns injury report.

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Good news. Frank Kaminsky is OFF health and safety protocols.

Abdel Nader is still OUT.

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that’s good. Likely means he didn’t have it, or if he did, it was pretty asymptomatic.

as Monty tinkers with which guard gets into the rotation off the bench, he needs to figure out how Frank can contribute again.

count that as a sentence I NEVER thought I’d type.
 

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that’s good. Likely means he didn’t have it, or if he did, it was pretty asymptomatic.

as Monty tinkers with which guard gets into the rotation off the bench, he needs to figure out how Frank can contribute again.

count that as a sentence I NEVER thought I’d type.

As Suns remain adamant about not tweaking the roster, we agree, Frank Kaminsky will be needed.

Maybe he can get some minutes as a third center or play, as the situation merits, next to Ayton or Saric.
 

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As Suns remain adamant about not tweaking the roster, we agree, Frank Kaminsky will be needed.

Maybe he can get some minutes as a third center or play, as the situation merits, next to Ayton or Saric.
I wonder if Saric is banged up; he plays extremely physical on both ends of the floor and might be feeling the effects of it. Could use Frank for a game or two to give Dario some recovery time (though not in the next couple big games).
 

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The Suns are playing important back-to-back games. They play at home against the Jazz on Wednesday and at the Clippers on Thursday.

Jazz 38-12, are in first place in the Western Conference. They lead the second place Suns by 2 1/2 games. They are 9-1 in their last ten games but are coming off a 111-103 loss at Dallas on Monday.

Suns are 35-14 after a win 133-130 win at Houston. They are 9-1 in their last ten games as well.

The game will be televised on Bally Sports Arizona and ESPN.

Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Arizona time.

What is Bally Sports? Is that just a pun for Fox Sports?
 

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What is Bally Sports? Is that just a pun for Fox Sports?

Bally Sports Arizona is the real name of the channel. It used to be called Fox Sports Arizona.

My guess is it will have some connection to sports betting down the road.
 

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I wonder if Saric is banged up; he plays extremely physical on both ends of the floor and might be feeling the effects of it. Could use Frank for a game or two to give Dario some recovery time (though not in the next couple big games).

It's hard to know. Saric will play well in stretches and then disappear. It would be nice to give him some rest when he has an off night or has a bad stretch of games but the Suns do not have this luxury.

It's a roster problem only the GM can solve and apparently the Suns are content not to make any moves.

On most nights the Suns only play two big men, Ayton and Saric. As the season draws to a close and in the playoffs, opponents will try to exploit this weakness.

For sure, I'm glad the Suns have the option of playing Frank Kaminsky. They will need him.
 

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They won't. Playing Favors with Gobert would completely screw up their offense. They would get every rebound, however. Besides Favors, Ilyasova has yet to play. I don't think this is the game they would try to work him in, but perhaps?
 

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What ever happens been an amazing season and suns are on a streak

Hope the right suns team shows up almost like a poff atmosphere

Go suns!!
 

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Is Nader our new TJ Warren. Always out with some nagging thing or another. That guy always seems to be injured.
 

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Ayton always seems to struggle with Gobert. I would really love to see him step up in this game--not expecting it though. Kinda expecting a loss here.
 

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Ayton always seems to struggle with Gobert. I would really love to see him step up in this game--not expecting it though. Kinda expecting a loss here.
Yup if suns truly want to contend ayton needs to produce against tough opponents big test for him today
 
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