Suns @ Grizzlies Sunday game thread 1-26-20

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  1. 95pro

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    Ayton's problem is timing and spacing. Most times he's too close to the defender and rim while the lob is high and further back, i thought it was booker but watching several games Ayton just doesn't create enough space to get a running jump. He rolls too quick when he has the defender in front of him.
     
  2. BC867

    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    It has become evident that the problem is indeed that Ayton avoids contact.

    As had been posted over and over, he came to us having been the primary Power
    Forward in his one year in college. His experience was not as the primary Center.

    The Suns need to obtain a physical Power Forward to share the big-man duties
    with Deandre. That would be awesome!

    As much as we need a solid backup Point Guard and backup Power Forward (I
    guess that could be Saric, but would rather see a more consistent one) . . .

    Our greatest need is that power Power Forward. Which would instantly improve
    two positions. Center and Power Forward. Then we'd be playoff competitive.

    Does Jones not consider this? Is Sarver holding him back to avoid spending?

    Meanwhile, this lack of filling needed positions will wear down Booker. And
    will erode his desire to stay in Phoenix.

    Hopefully, the addition of Larry Fitzgerald to the ownership group, and as a
    friend of Sarver, will help achieve that. For a brief time, right now, we have
    a glimmer of hope. Time will tell. Blitz him Fitz! :)
     
  3. itlnsunsfan

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    I'm starting to feel bad for Booker. He has raised his game to another level as of late, and this team continues to waste his performances.
     
  4. Mainstreet

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    I feel bad for Booker as well. These comments ring in my ears. The front office has failed him thus far.


    Kellan Olson‏Verified account @KellanOlson


    A depressing line from Devin Booker: "It's some figuring out that we have to do. And hopefully we can do that sooner (rather) than later. I've been here 4 years and you want to get things going early to make the season a lot better and a lot more fun."

    8:07 PM - 5 Jan 2020
     
  5. Covert Rain

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    I don't think it's all Ayton. The only play the Suns seem to run is drive and kick or the drive and toss up. The only other thing that happens is Ayton fighting for position and they dump it in. I don't see a concerted effort to run post up plays with much variety. Maybe that is because he is struggling grasping that type of play but Rubio/Booker have been turning it over with regularity with crap passes after the drive. It's driving me nuts.
     
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    jesus. that's just ATROCIOUS. I don't usually like to blame referees and we did ourselves no favors going down big again and needing to play perfect ball down the stretch, but that call is total horse-****.
     
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    Yeah, that one was insane. A no-call... maybe, but they called OUBRE for a foul there! That is absolute garbage. He jumps up, shoots, has a guy basically dry humping him while he does it, and they call him for the foul...

    Ridiculous.
     
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    Does the ghost of Tim Donaghy live on in the NBA? :shrug:
     
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    Agreed.
     
  11. Mainstreet

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    I mentioned it during the game. Also Oubre was clobbered twice along the baseline on an earlier play and there was no foul call.
     
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    Refs don't seem to like Oubre. There was also that game not long ago where one of the refs T'd him up for his normal head nod after a drive. That was something he's done multiple times a game, like a signature move of sorts, and he even spoke on it after the game. The way he brought it up could have been better because he basically said he'll get it rescinded rather than saying he'd appeal it. It's easy to see how he could come across as cocky or arrogant.
     
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    Man, where does the NBA get these refs? SMH
     
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    "Like" should have nothing to do with it but that's today's NBA. The referees should be professional and do their job.
     

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