Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
- Apr 30, 2007
- Reaction score
- Cave Creek
I'm with you there. I was just stating he is the kind of guy who gets things done. Including hiring guys to do what you are saying.
The brand new CBA effectively puts an end to some of what you're talking about with exceptions and such. With that and our draft pick situation, our hands are tied in a way they have never been tied before.I just don't see how when it matters, in the playoffs, he can play significant minutes. I think at this point we need to get whatever flexibility we can from him and move on.
I don't know if you mean use future picks/swaps to trade him, or if you mean we don't have anybody of his slotting we can replace him with.
To build our team, I do think we can be creative. We can buy picks. We can use exceptions. In a trade of Ayton, it's possible to get an expiring contract back. One which then, itself can be flipped for a player mid-season (or picks, which then can be kept or traded). We can be a part of three team trades. We have some Saric space to add to any trade.
I also think there's hope of getting some cheap deals too. But it's hard to tell how much pull we might have now that $arver isn't here. Ishbia might start to create that Colangelo-style effect. Great owner. Great weather. Book and Durant. That's a great selling point. We'll see how far this goes with our MLE.
Paul is also an expiring contract. So there's value there too.
We don't need a 3rd star. It would be great. But a couple of willing, consistent scorers/shot-creators would put us in a better place. Book and Durant willed the team down 0-2 without a starter-level PG, Ayton, or much of anyone else.
It's going to be interesting.
He was the NBA Coach of the Year once.A day later than I expected. I feel bad for him, but it's the nature of the business. Rarely does a coach get to complete the term of his contract.
Also, I realize that it's unfair to expect journalists to get basic facts right these days, because that's no longer part of the job description, but Williams was NBA Coach of the Year only once.
It impacts us much more than it does other teams because we don't have 4 of our first round picks and I'm not sure there's another over the cap team that has as many holes as we do. Assuming we're getting rid of CP3 and DA we realistically need to add 3 starters and at least two solid rotation pieces. Also, with KD's age we're up against the clock.One thing we should also remember is that the new CBA doesn't just impact us. All teams moving forward have to play be the same constraints.
In effect, all teams at/over the cap will be in similar-ish boats.
You (and I) might feel different if we were in our 20's.It impacts us much more than it does other teams because we don't have 4 of our first round picks and I'm not sure there's another over the cap team that has as many holes as we do. Assuming we're getting rid of CP3 and DA we realistically need to add 3 starters and at least two solid rotation pieces. Also, with KD's age we're up against the clock.
Well, we had our best chance at a title two years after DA was gone, so that’s fine with me.this off-season is starting to resemble the end of dantonis run.
It was very shortsighted of the previous owner. Good drafting (meaning good scouting) gets you a roster filled with (relatively) inexpensive talent. It's a win-win. But I'm pretty sure winning was like a third or fourth priority for Sarver, ranking somewhere after making coin, fluffing his own ego, and running a frat house of an organization.I'm hoping Ishbia and Jones are looking to hire scouts both here and overseas soon. Pay them top dollar. Never save money on scouting.
Pop would’ve won at least one championship. Maybe Kerr as well.
Really, really? A healthy Suns team this season would have been a 1 or 2 seed. Still would have crashed and burned due to playoff injuries bad bench and bad coaching. Monty not an X’s and O’s Coach. No ability to call timeouts or adjust on the fly. Nice guy, but Happy he’s gone.meltdown? The 4 seed lost to the 1 seed in 6 games. Which coach would’ve done significantly better?