Preseason: Suns @ Lakers Thursday game thread, 10-19-2023

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The Suns wrap up preseason at the Lakers on Thursday.

Phoenix starts the regular season on Tuesday, October 24th at the Warriors.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Television: AZ Family 3TV / AZ Family Sports Network 44, Suns Live, NBA TV

Radio: KMVP 98.7 / S: KSUN

Time: 7 PM Arizona time
 

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Big 3 will sit. And probably Gordon and Allen.
 
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Eric Gordon, hip tightness, was a full participant in non-contact practice today.

Ish Wainright is out against the Lakers with a reported right calf sprain.

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I totally forgot about this game and thought we finished the preseason against Portland. Maybe I figured that would be the last game we'd see our Big 3 play in. Wouldn't be surprised if Beal plays since he missed one but ultimately I can see them sitting out completely.
 

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If I interpreted coach Vogel correctly, I think the big 3 will play some in this game.
 

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Considering the durability of our big 3, I wouldn't mock another team or players injury history.
Especially KD/Beal.

We’re a younger version of the Lakers at this point. Health is just as much a question for us as it is them.
 
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The Lakers are playing their regular rotation for three quarters against the Suns.

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Just have our scrubbiest scrubs play 4 straight quarters in LA - aint trying to get in no pissing match with an inferior team - and believe me when I say they are the inferior team

But watching Grayson funk with Reeves could be pretty fun
 
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The only two players on the Suns injury report for the Lakers game are Damion Lee and Ish Wainright.

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KD had problems making it through the layup line last year.

We’ve got the same issues. Unfortunately.
And? Why do you have to ruin it? :)

A joke is a joke. I hope I didn't hurt AD's feelings because we also have injury prone players.
 

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And? Why do you have to ruin it? :)

A joke is a joke. I hope I didn't hurt AD's feelings because we also have injury prone players.
Didn’t KD have an injury recovery going on when we obtained him. I’m not sure he obtained full speed from that point. Hopefully we don’t wear him out during the regular season.
 
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Here are the starters for the Lakers.

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Devin Booker (rest) and Bradley Beal (back) are OUT tonight.

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Here are the Suns starters. Frank Vogel says the Suns are looking to bring Ish Wainright back after waiving him.

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Seems pointless to play Durant without those other 2. Unless he is the one that needs the conditioning the most. :shrug:
 
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Seems pointless to play Durant without those other 2. Unless he is the one that needs the conditioning the most. :shrug:

Maybe the Suns are looking to see how these players run the team without Booker and Beal?
 

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Seems pointless to play Durant without those other 2. Unless he is the one that needs the conditioning the most. :shrug:
I don't see why you say this.

Vogel said in the video he asked the big 3 if they wanted to play - Durant said yes because he wanted to work on his conditioning.

That's a good enough reason for me.

Also I want to beat the Lakers at full strength with 2 of our main guys out, which I predict we will do.
 
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