OT: Russell Westbrook trade thread

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by JCSunsfan, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    You said much the same in post #56:

    The Suns primary rationale if they went after Westbrook would be to add another star... something they have been wanting to do for a long time.

    However, I think Westbrook is the wrong star.
     
  2. CardsSunsDbacks

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    It is two fold. Adams might look worse on offense, but he would be a rebounding beast if he wasn't boxing out for Westbrook all game long.
     
  3. JCSunsfan

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    So. You are telling me I am repeating myself? Stand in line behind my wife, my kids, my employees, my friends. . . .

    My apologies :)
     
  4. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    In today's NBA, how anyone can say that we should get players that fit the system instead of making the system fit the players? This is a players league and if you have a guy like Westbrook available, you at least explore it.

    The fantasy world of the 90s of getting players to fit a system is great and all, but that's not the reality of today.
     
  5. Mainstreet

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    Great minds think alike. :mrgreen:
     
  6. JCSunsfan

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    That's fair, but you have to prioritize which players you are trying to fit your system to. Is it Westbrook or Booker or Ayton? Is it possible to come up with a system that maximizes all three, and if not, which gets the priority?
     
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    Sure, but I didn't think we were talking about Westbrook costing Adams rebounding opportunities. Generally, a team shouldn't care who gets the defensive rebound as long as they get it. The advantage of having Westbrook get it himself is that he can start the break immediately.
     
  8. CardsSunsDbacks

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    That wasn't my point. It was suggested that Adams wouldn't look nearly as good if it wasn't for Westbrook, but he would indeed look like a much better rebounder if it wasn't for Westbrook as well. I wasn't debating what is better for the team (though I think an argument can be made that the big grabbing it and passing it up to the guard is more effective).
     
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    Okay, I thought we were talking about Adams's offense only. Yes, I agree that his rebounding numbers would probably improve without Westbrook.
     
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    Westbrook, Booker and Ayton could work for spurts, but so can Rubio, Booker, Oubre, Bridges and Ayton. Then throw in all the secondary pieces who would be more directly involved with the Rubio, TJohnson, Jerome/ Carter PG setup and it'd be better to develop the chemistry that way with the whole squad improving, instead of one guy trying to lift everyone on his shoulders. It's been a big flop for OKC and to a lesser extent HOU.
     
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    If only Boogie went to Miami and they trade for Westbrook. That big-3 would’ve had a high implosion rate. Spoelstra will have his hands full just with Jimmy alone.
     
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    Brickbrook is a crap star. The last couple of season prove it. People said OKC's a contender once PG13 joined. And they fell flat on their faces. Brickbrook isn't championship player. A lot of money, a lot of trouble and no championship contention, that's Russel for ya.
     

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