Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Jun 30, 2019.
But not the point guard.
As much as I think this is a bad value contract, I like reading this. And Rubio will make us better. So will saric. And likely cam will as well. Unfortunately all of them also serve to cap our ceiling for the foreseeable future imo. It’s like the suns front office is shooting for a team that maxes out at 45-48 wins and on again off again 7-8th seeds.
Ok fine - he was.
Any g-leaguer can be on a playoff team if the rest of the team is good enough.
He is not a good starter - that is my point.
Ah, I see you beat me to that response...
All indications where that he was going to go to Indiana (a playoff team) before they were able to snag Brogdon.
This was the Suns point guard rotation last season.
Evan Sidery @esidery
Last season, the Suns' point guard rotation at the beginning of last season was Isaiah Canaan, Jamal Crawford, Elie Okobo and De'Anthony Melton. This season, the Suns' point guard rotation will be Ricky Rubio, Tyler Johnson and Ty Jerome. That's an upgrade.
3:49 PM - 30 Jun 2019
Not true. The Sixers guy people sagged and was daring him to shoot from the outside.
That he was...which makes me wonder why we didn't just make a play for Brogdon, who would have been the ideal signing, in my opinion...
We have Tyler Johnson, Baynes, and Josh Jackson coming off the books next year. That will give the Suns about $35 million in space, factor in some of that for Oubre, probably $15 million, and the Suns will have money to spend next summer. They can add another piece like this year. Perhaps going for their PF of the future if Saric doesn't work out. We are in a good position in terms of the cap. I'm not trying to sell anyone on "next year" but this deal doesn't kill us in terms of future flexibility and it does provide a starting PG for 3 years.
Last year was his worst shooting year in 5 years.
40% fg, 31% from 3.
Melton is literally as good of a shooter as him.
Maybe we did, and he preferred Indiana. It has to be a two way street.
And at 6'10", he made opposing defenses pay by shooting 56.3% from the field.
I’m kind of numb here. Way to max out on a guy who has peaked.
Bright side: facilitates, passing, frees up booker, more feeds to Ayton, steals. Keep Tyler and Oubre
Down side: no shooting, disappoints Booker. No more roster improvements outside of waiving/trading JJ and Tyler.
And? That may be an anomaly, not the norm. We'll have to see.
Bottom line is that we needed someone at the PG position with certain skills. Rubio fits all those skills. Sure he needs to work on his shooting, but that's not the primary reason we NEEDED a PG.
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