Oh man, after seeing that it was nothing short of malpractice for monty to play him.The Suns stayed with Chris Paul too long in game 2 which was winnable.
This is why and this video was before the game in warmups. Monty has to trust the other guards if Chris Paul is not ready to go.
Same. I saw that and thought, oh we’re fudged.So, I’m the only one that saw on the TNT broadcast that Paul couldn’t get his warm up jersey off before tip off without help from a teammate? That’s when I knew we were in trouble. I’m just hoping the Suns make the right decision tonight. Of course I’ll be cheering hard no matter what direction we go.
This is a good point. It’s tough to change your spots at this late stage, but the truth is that when the bench used to come in the pace would quicken away from Paul’s deliberate pace. If he’s starting it would make sense to get everyone ready to crank it up. Everyone else on this team is capable of playing uptempo. Even Ayton if someone lights a fire under his arse.The counter to the Lakers going big should be running them off the floor. Without Paul that should be the plan anyways. Play small and play fast.
Yup. Time to see how monty counters. Cant do the same thing.Craig is an amazing rebounder. He’s also good off the ball, making the right moves to get himself open. This off the ball movement could help when Booker gets doubled. Just his athleticism and quickness could be an upgrade over Saric.
but he’d actually have to make it on the court to make a difference
Needs to be real gang rebounding.The Lakers are determined to play big. We could use all the rebounding we can muster. If Ayton has another good rebounding game and Craig or someone else steps up to gobble up the rest? That would be HUGE in a series where we are shorthanded.
It seems way too old-school of a mindset given the situation. I don’t think Monty is telling a future HOF/best player he can’t play.
If this is the plan they really dropped the ball.
Oh man, after seeing that it was nothing short of malpractice for monty to play him.
its asking a lot for everything else to hold steady. That means Payne scores 19 per, Ayton keeps playing at a 21/13 clip.
its got to be Bridges and Jae getting hot.