Suns @ Bucks Sunday Finals game thread 7-11-2021 - Game 3

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You don't guard Giannis with one player. If Ayton is on the bench, you double him and/or pack the paint. If they hit threes, they hit threes. You have to punish them on the other side and make their bigs guard you on the perimeter.
 

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You don't guard Giannis with one player. If Ayton is on the bench, you double him and/or pack the paint. If they hit threes, they hit threes. You have to punish them on the other side and make their bigs guard you on the perimeter.
One of our issues is that our smaller forwards aren’t great ball handlers. So they can’t just take the bigger bucks off the dribble. Bridges isn’t going to do it. Craig isn’t going to do it. Cam Johnson is finding that, he’s not exactly proficient at it. Jae has the worst handles of them all.
 

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One of our issues is that our smaller forwards aren’t great ball handlers. So they can’t just take the bigger bucks off the dribble. Bridges isn’t going to do it. Craig isn’t going to do it. Cam Johnson is finding that, he’s not exactly proficient at it. Jae has the worst handles of them all.

I think it might be time to give Nader some run.
 

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One of our issues is that our smaller forwards aren’t great ball handlers. So they can’t just take the bigger bucks off the dribble. Bridges isn’t going to do it. Craig isn’t going to do it. Cam Johnson is finding that, he’s not exactly proficient at it. Jae has the worst handles of them all.

Oh I agree, but they can all shoot and move the ball. You pack the paint and give them threes. On the other side, you pass the ball and take open shots. It's a crap shoot at that point, but that's all you can do when you have to go small.
 

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Anyone know why they aren’t doing it at the Arena? Chase seems like an awful place to watch the game.
My son says there's a tournament scheduled at the stadium already.
 

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Oh I agree, but they can all shoot and move the ball. You pack the paint and give them threes. On the other side, you pass the ball and take open shots. It's a crap shoot at that point, but that's all you can do when you have to go small.

Double off of Tucker, make him take the shots, make him be the play maker. Next would be holiday.
 

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Double off of Tucker, make him take the shots, make him be the play maker. Next would be holiday.

The main problem with doubling off Tucker is it gives him a clear path to crash the offensive glass. He gets virtually all points from corner 3's and offensive putbacks. Giving him both of those things unimpeded is asking for issues.
 

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The main problem with doubling off Tucker is it gives him a clear path to crash the offensive glass. He gets virtually all points from corner 3's and offensive putbacks. Giving him both of those things unimpeded is asking for issues.

yeah he's averaging a killer of 7 points, 4 rebs and 33min per game
 

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The main problem with doubling off Tucker is it gives him a clear path to crash the offensive glass. He gets virtually all points from corner 3's and offensive putbacks. Giving him both of those things unimpeded is asking for issues.

If Tucker beats us by shooting threes and running to the hoop... I can live with that.
 

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I still say sag off of Tucker or Connaughton, i know i said Holiday but it should be Connaughton they sag off of. Let those two guys who are 4th/5th spot on the team beat you. I know they have higher percentages but it'll even out once they make passing mistakes/decisions and take more shots.
 

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I still say sag off of Tucker or Connaughton, i know i said Holiday but it should be Connaughton they sag off of. Let those two guys who are 4th/5th spot on the team beat you. I know they have higher percentages but it'll even out once they make passing mistakes/decisions and take more shots.
Not Connaughton. That guy seems to hit timely threes. I think it has to be situational awareness. The double teams should vary based on who is on the court. I would be a little nervous about doubling when Giannis already establishes position. However, at the top of the key where he likes to drive downhill seems to be how he picks up so many foul calls. Maybe try that?
 

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Not Connaughton. That guy seems to hit timely threes. I think it has to be situational awareness. The double teams should vary based on who is on the court. I would be a little nervous about doubling when Giannis already establishes position. However, at the top of the key where he likes to drive downhill seems to be how he picks up so many foul calls. Maybe try that?


They will be so out of their comfort zone in taking all the shots and making the decisions, all while help is closer to Giannis. This helps us for defensive rebounds as well.
 

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They will be so out of their comfort zone in taking all the shots and making the decisions, all while help is closer to Giannis. This helps us for defensive rebounds as well.
Not Connaughton. He appears to have a green light. He will shoot them.
 

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Well here go gm 4 big big gm not saying more than that....


Really just hope it's closer lol

We are the valley go suns!!
 
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