Suns @ Clippers Wednesday game thread 4-6-2022

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Does he look like a completely different player? I don't think there is any other answer to that question than "yes." I am confident Cam will eventually get back his form... I am not as confident that will happen in time for the playoffs. Pessimism? I don't think so. Just expressing a concern based on what I've seen since his return.
No he doesn’t. His game is still the same he’s just not dropping the shots or getting as much elevation. Those are conditioning and muscle memory things. He’s still got like two weeks to get those locked in. And if he doesn’t we can get through a first round with him still playing into form which likely gives him one or two weeks more.
 

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No he doesn’t. His game is still the same he’s just not dropping the shots or getting as much elevation. Those are conditioning and muscle memory things. He’s still got like two weeks to get those locked in. And if he doesn’t we can get through a first round with him still playing into form which likely gives him one or two weeks more.
Yea... I'm more optimistic that we'll see the pre-injury Cam the later we progress into the playoffs...
 

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After 3 games, and only one of which had the normal rotation? Come on.
It's actually 4 games now... Nothing that I'm concerned about has anything to do with the rotation. He looks extremely out of shape and is therefore dead weight playing defense. And he's had a tremendous amount of open looks. In the 4 games since he's returned, he's 6 for 30 from behind the arc.
 

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It's actually 4 games now... Nothing that I'm concerned about has anything to do with the rotation. He looks extremely out of shape and is therefore dead weight playing defense. And he's had a tremendous amount of open looks. In the 4 games since he's returned, he's 6 for 30 from behind the arc.
So? He'll get it back, he's getting a lot of minutes, more than his usual, immediately after he comes back. Not only is he coming back from a long time off, but he's dealing with more minutes than he's used to. He'll be fine.
 

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So? He'll get it back, he's getting a lot of minutes, more than his usual, immediately after he comes back. Not only is he coming back from a long time off, but he's dealing with more minutes than he's used to. He'll be fine.
Like I said in my response to Ouchie... I feel more confident that the pre-injury Cam will surface the deeper we go into the playoffs.
 

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Like I said in my response to Ouchie... I feel more confident that the pre-injury Cam will surface the deeper we go into the playoffs.
It certainly would be nice if he starting making 3 point shots, but I'm hoping this will actually speed up his conditioning if he tries to put the ball on the floor a bit more than he usually would. He's really good at doing it, so I'm a supporter of him expanding his game. If it helps him get back into shooting rhythm, then it's a win-win.
 

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It's actually 4 games now... Nothing that I'm concerned about has anything to do with the rotation. He looks extremely out of shape and is therefore dead weight playing defense. And he's had a tremendous amount of open looks. In the 4 games since he's returned, he's 6 for 30 from behind the arc.
I hadn’t realized it was that bad. That’s bad.
 

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I hadn’t realized it was that bad. That’s bad.

oh, he has been downright putrid. But we've still got a week and a half until our first playoff game. He just needs one game to see that ball drop and I think he'll at least be solid again. probably take a little bit until he becomes the flame-thrower he was mid-season.
 

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I hope you are right. I like Monty, obviously you can't argue with the overall results. But man, does he sometimes have an inexplicable obstinacy about some things... Payton, the timeouts thing, weird rotations at time.

Hopefully, none of those end up biting us in the rear in the playoffs. I still have Vietnam flashbacks of D'Antoni and his obstinate obsessions killing our last best chance of winning it all.


This did come back to bite us in the playoffs. The short bench. The bucks runs and no timeouts
 

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This did come back to bite us in the playoffs. The short bench. The bucks runs and no timeouts
It did last year, for sure. But I will give Monty the benefit of the doubt that he hopefully learned from that and won't repeat the same mistakes this year.
 

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Lets gooooo suns the real test begins its tim for book raise his status even more

Ughhh not lookin for to 7 gms vs bullyball

420 edible tim for gl and no inj...
 
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