Mavericks @ Suns Sunday game thread 8-2-20 (season restart)

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  1. Mainstreet

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    The Suns play their second game in the Orlando bubble on Sunday against the Mavericks.

    Mavericks (40-28) lost their last outing to the Rockets 153-149 in overtime.

    Suns are (27-39) beat the Wizards 125-112.

    The game will be televised on FSAZ.

    Start time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Arizona time.
     
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    This is one where they would really need Oubre and Baynes in order to have a chance...
     
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    Jalen Lecque is practicing with the team.

     
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    Something to think about.

     
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    It would be nice to see Baynes get a few minutes.

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    When it comes to Aron Baynes, Monty said there's not a lot of time to practice now so it's tricky to get guys like him the right reps they need to get to game shape.

    3:55 PM · Aug 1, 2020
     
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    In an 8 seed update, the Pelicans are down 29 (!) in the late second quarter against the Clippers.

    4:01 PM · Aug 1, 2020
     
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    This makes it sound less likely we see Baynes.

     
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    Now if only stats equated to beating other teams. Time will tell.

    Question: are you concerned that his new love affair with the
    3-point shot will keep him even farther from the basket on offense?

    If so, we desperately need a Power Forward who will provide muscle
    and get to the free throw line. Playing lightweight PF's won't do it.

    Successful basketball teams have all aspects of the game covered.
    As in any sport. The Suns do not.
     
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    Most of the good players (even the big men) have a 3-point shot in there arsenal so no it doesn't bother me. Ayton's 3-point shot looks sweet because he has such nice arc on the ball. Also I've seen Ayton come down the court where the defense didn't cover him up top. I think it's a cool weapon as long as he doesn't fall in love with the shot.

    With Ayton's versatility I think it gives the Suns an option to look at a variety of 4/5 players next season including some bigs whose calling card is defense and rebounding. I think you always wanted to give the twin towers a look so we might see that sometime down the road.
     
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    Me: “Here’s the cure for COVID”

    You: “Eww, it’s too chalky. It might make my mouth dry the rest of the day”

    When being the contrarian requires a significant amount of effort, you’re probably off the rails.
     
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    The two Euro's can't guard a cow. Bridges and Ayton can.
     
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    Fantasizing metaphors doesn't address the problem at hand.

    We've all waiting a long time for the Suns to be a playoff contender.

    Yes, I am a contrarian to the history of our team under Sarver.

    Aren't you? Are you really condoning the status quo?

    Rationalizing failure?

    That is "Me", TJ. And I'm glad to hear that you've discovered the
    cure for COVID-19. Where does the line form? Dry mouth and all. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I am an eternal optimist. But I am also a realist. I never
    lie to myself (or anyone else), even about the teams I root for.
     
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    So far (emphasis on ‘so far’) I am not concerned with the 3 point shots that he has taken because they have come organically. It doesn’t appear (yet) that he is spending time at the 3 point line in situations that he should be under the basket. It appears that he is just taking advantage of the space that the opponents are giving him when his role in the offense at that particular moment requires him to be more on the perimeter. As long as the 3 point attempts continue this pattern then I have no problem with him shooting them as opposed to just swinging the ball around while on the perimeter (like he was more apt to do last season and earlier this season).
     
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    Slowing down Doncic will be a tough chore.

     

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