Nets @ Suns Sunday game thread

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  1. taz02

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    The Suns are currently in the top five in PPG (5th-116.8), 3P% (4th- .384) and APG (1st-28.1).

    They are also 7th in 2P%-.533 and have the 13th fewest turnovers at 15.6 per game.

    What an improvement!!
     
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    9 games into the season and Book is still shooting 50-50-90.

    To put it in perspective.

    Informally, the 50–40–90 club is the group of National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players who have had a shooting percentage at or above 50% for field goals, 40% for three-pointers, and 90% for free throws during an entire regular season while also achieving the WNBA/NBA minimum number of makes in each category (300 field goals, 82 three-pointers, and 125 free throws).[1][2] A total of nine players have had 50–40–90 seasons. The WNBA saw its first 50–40–90 season in 2019.[3]

    50–40–90 indicates a great all-around shooting performance and is considered the ultimate standard for shooters.[4] Only Steve Nash (four times) and Larry Bird (twice) have had repeat 50–40–90 seasons. Nash's lifetime 49–43–90 regular season average is the closest anyone has come to achieving a career 50–40–90 mark.[5] Nash's lifetime 47–40–90 playoff average is the closest anyone has come to achieving a career 50–40–90 mark in the playoffs.[6] Dirk Nowitzki is the only member that falls short of the updated minimum requirement for three-point makes implemented since 2013, finishing with 72 threes in 2007.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50–40–90_club
     
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  3. Mainstreet

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    The Suns will have an interesting dilemma when Ty Jerome returns. He can play point guard and do a lot of the things Tyler Johnson can do. He should only add to the Suns offensive arsenal. This may further push Jevon further down the depth chart unless he is used as a defensive specialist. What a wonderful problem to have... depth.
     
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    Ty will help on offense, but not so much on defense. I would think the choice will be based upon matchups.
     
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    I was adamant at the beginning of the season that we should not put Book and Jerome on the floor together with their porous D. Now?...

    I'm not sure where Monty hides that magic wand of his, but I hope it's in an impenetrable fortress. How in the world is he getting a bunch of poor defensive players that can shoot to ACTUALLY play great D?

    Book is playing great D.
    Frank is playing D.
    Dario is playing D.
    Cam is playing D.
    Kelly is playing D.

    I would venture to guess that Jerome will play D too.

    By all means Monty, play Jerome, Book, Kelly, Dario, and Frank at the same time. I'm firmly in the Monty for CoY camp.

    Somebody pinch me.
     
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    OK. If he can consistently get the same kind of D out of Ayton that he is getting out of the other players--well then he is a miracle-worker. THAT will not just be franchise changing, but league changing. Ayton's potential is that big.
     
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    Funny how certain things can be a blessing in disguise. Not only should this light a bigger fire under aytons butt..it allowed other guys to flourish and mesh while he was gone. Now he has to fit in and not the other way around. I don't think monty will have it any other way regardless. Just like he did with TJ last night.. aytons head will need to be in the right place for him to earn his minutes back imo
     
  8. SirStefan32

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    I can't wait for Ayton to get back. I am imagining a second unit of shooters around the Rubio/ Ayton pick and rolls. Throw TJ and CJ out there, along with Bridges (hoping he finds his shot again) to wait for wide open threes while Rubio and Ayton run a pick and roll. This team could be scary when the second unit can produce something while Booker, Oubre, and Baynes are on the bench.
     
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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    Although I would like to see as many Suns as possible participating
    in the All Star activity, I hope that Baines chooses not too.

    The routine of training for, and performing in, the 3-point contest
    has drained many players and ruined the rest of their seasons.
     
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    No, because he will probably be returned to backup when Ayton returns.

    If Baynes continues starting, but at Power Forward, you never know.

    Still, the odds are against it.

    As long as he is one of our top most valuable players.

    'Sorry, mjb, for converting your post to being grammatically correct.

    You can post it however you like. But, as part of my post, I choose
    the way we learned it in school. :)
     
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    WildBB GL - MG!

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    Let's make that b/b very hard on LA.
     
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    I think it's too early to write Ty Jerome off on defense. A lot substitutions are based upon match-ups.

    My guess is he will play good team defense. His ability to play point guard (make assists), height and shooting will be assets to get playing time. Of course it may take him awhile for him to get up to speed.

    I was hoping the Suns would figure out a way to draft Ty because he was on my radar pre-draft if the Suns could secure a later first round pick. I think trading the Bucks pick for Baynes and Ty (24) was quite a coup.
     
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    Like to see how that unit would operate. No doubt they could score on most any other 2nd unit out there. Miami's was impressive. Best I've seen this season. Waiting for that rematch.
     
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    Pardon me for quoting myself, but I just saw this.

     
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    Cool to see that this is actually something that is pretty rare and something he has good company in.

    He really is off to an amazing start and hopefully he can keep it going.
     

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