Suns make a trade for Center Jock Landale

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This guy looks just like a bigger, faster, Dario Saric. He's got that old man slow game, and is an excellent connector. Really looks like Dario to me.
 

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Lack of a 3 point shot, and bad ballhandling skills are the main reason.

The 3 point shot is developing. I think it would be worthwhile to give him some more minutes there and see what happens.
 

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This guy looks just like a bigger, faster, Dario Saric. He's got that old man slow game, and is an excellent connector. Really looks like Dario to me.

I was thinking more Aron Baynes but I guess he wasn't all that different from Dario.

I think this guy could pan out. I'm intrigued, for sure.

Anyone know if he'll play in Summer League? He could probably use the reps. I'm thinking he won't but I'd like to see what he can do.
 

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Jock Landale sounds like a character from a bad 80’s sports movie.
“I remember one time Jock took his family to Sea World. They were watching Shamu the whale when Jock got splashed. So he yells, ‘I’m Jock Landale and no one gets me wet!’ So he climbs into the tank, grabs Shamu, and throws the whale into the audience, splashes him and yells, ‘How do you like it?’ And then damn if Jock didn’t step in there and finish the show.

To Jock Landale!"

Everyone raises their glasses "To JOCK LANDALE!!!"
 
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“I remember one time Jock took his family to Sea World. They were watching Shamu the whale when Jock got splashed. So he yells, ‘I’m Jock Landale and no one gets me wet!’ So he climbs into the tank, grabs Shamu, and throws the whale into the audience, splashes him and yells, ‘How do you like it?’ And then damn if Jock didn’t step in there and finish the show.

To Jock Landale!"

Everyone raises their glasses "To JOCK LANDALE!!!"

"Was it over when Jock Landale bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"
 

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This guy looks just like a bigger, faster, Dario Saric. He's got that old man slow game, and is an excellent connector. Really looks like Dario to me.
There's a lot to like about his game but from what little I've seen he's an even worse defender than Saric (even Saric when he was out of shape).
 
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If he can actually Breath for more than 11 min in a row hes a good replacement for Javale
 

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If he can actually Breath for more than 11 min in a row hes a good replacement for Javale
Muggz, I thought JaVale gave the Suns alot for money $5 Million. He ran the floor well, blocked shots, scored occasionally near the basket with some nice dunks, great enthusiasm probably not great on defense away from the basket but I hated too see him sign with Dallas. As they gave 3 years and Doncic will like playing with him and vice versa. Suns were said to want to go 1 year only. Any way let's hope Jock Landale contributes to the Suns.
 

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Muggz, I thought JaVale gave the Suns alot for money $5 Million. He ran the floor well, blocked shots, scored occasionally near the basket with some nice dunks, great enthusiasm probably not great on defense away from the basket but I hated too see him sign with Dallas. As they gave 3 years and Doncic will like playing with him and vice versa. Suns were said to want to go 1 year only. Any way let's hope Jock Landale contributes to the Suns.
Just the same, I'd rather waive goodbye then pay him what Dallas did.
 

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He is a step down from JaVale and Lee was a roster filler. The team better land KD or have a backup plan (using Ayton to fill voids) because neither of these rosters moves makes us better.
 

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He is a step down from JaVale and Lee was a roster filler. The team better land KD or have a backup plan (using Ayton to fill voids) because neither of these rosters moves makes us better.
Exactly but the "Budget Suns" are filling roster spots as cheaply as they can right now. And If they missed out on Durant then the Suns will void all the progress they made the last 2 years & it will mean nothing towards remaining contenders and that they'll prove that they can't compete with the Bigs Boys of the NBA.
 

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Just the same, I'd rather waive goodbye then pay him what Dallas did.
I understand your point. I just feel JaVale kinda overachieved and was hoping he'd stay. A 3 year contract is a lot as he will be what 37 years old? How many 37 and 38 year olds can the Suns afford to keep on the team? And all while trying to trade for a 34 year old superstar too.
 
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I understand you point. I just feel JaVale kinda overachieved and was hoping he'd stay. A 3 year contract is a lot as he will be what 37 years old? How many 37 and 38 year olds can the Suns afford to keep on the team? And all while trying to trade for a 34 year old superstar too.
Considering we couldn’t play Javale at all in the playoffs, is this that big of a loss? I like his personality on the team, but if he can’t produce in the playoffs, the money we would spend on him is better spent on someone that will. Same thing with Torrey Craig.
 

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Considering we couldn’t play Javale at all in the playoffs, is this that big of a loss? I like his personality on the team, but if he can’t produce in the playoffs, the money we would spend on him is better spent on someone that will. Same thing with Torrey Craig.
I don't know I didn't agree with how Monty
Considering we couldn’t play Javale at all in the playoffs, is this that big of a loss? I like his personality on the team, but if he can’t produce in the playoffs, the money we would spend on him is better spent on someone that will. Same thing with Torrey Craig.
I think the whole team & including Monty's coaching left a lot to be desired. The wheels simply fell off as the engine sputtered, everyone caved, and looked like the Suns had given up the fight and was ready for vacation. I can't recall anyone showing any type of fight or the will to compete against Dallas. JaVale looked out for him & his family & signed with Dallas and the Suns looked out for the Suns so they parted company. The Suns will be alright.
 

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Considering we couldn’t play Javale at all in the playoffs, is this that big of a loss? I like his personality on the team, but if he can’t produce in the playoffs, the money we would spend on him is better spent on someone that will. Same thing with Torrey Craig.
We could have done lots of things in the playoffs but didn’t. JaVale was huge all season long. Especially, on nights where Ayton was being Ayton. We don’t get to our win count without the depth on the team. Maybe Jock can replace some of what JaVale gave us.

However, at the end of the day improving your roster is the only way to get better and critical after what some teams have done. If we don’t get KD, these roster moves won’t cut it by a long shot. This roster is worse even if we keep DA and don’t get KD.
 

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Jock Landale was on the PHNX Sports podcast earlier today. It is very entertaining to meet the players.

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I really recommend the above interview with Jock Landale. It was funny and entertaining. I laughed a lot.
 
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