I'm better than Mulli!
- Sep 16, 2002
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Me too with all those millions to play a game and be forced to live in Phoenix and play for a good team. Gimme a break.DA didnt want to be back. Imagine for four years having your name dragged through the mud, excited for a fresh start only to be forced back to a situation that was unsteady at best along with the Sarver stuff. I'd be depressed too
Yeah there weren’t really any bouying topics.The media day atmosphere has a sense of dread dealing with topics like Crowder being traded, the early playoff exit, Sarver selling the team and Ayton having to deal with restricted free agency.
I can't remember such a state of gloom on media day.
Yeah Monty may not thinking much of that exchanged with Ayton in last year's playoffs with Dallas and that's because Monty said it and has moved on because that's Monty but Ayton who is a player who doesn't explode in a way other players might & may see it differently as Ayton is still a bit immature probably does see it different. Ayton is still a talented work in progress. I want to more improvement again from him and more aggressiveness. Ayton is capable of that.I think Monty should be thinking about it more deeply... what happened in game 7.
The players are not independent of the coaching.
Yup that's a professional approach by Durant & Nash if they did in fact do that. Hand clap to them as there's too much is at stake to be petty & hold grudges. Talk get over it, stay focus and move on. Follow the example Monty & Ayton 100%.I'm with John Gambadoro here. If Nash and Durant can talk. Why can't Monty and Deandre.
Ayton has taken a lot of criticism and maybe some was earned but Monty needs to lay off & do his job which he hasn't done a great or good job coaching in the playoffs yet. Monty's two regular seasons with excellent records didn't bring the Suns any closer to a championship. Monty may be the problem instead of the solution. Many teams would have been thrilled with progress Ayton has made in 4 years improving each year here. They would have appreciated Ayton more. Monty may not like Ayton because he's not as mature as Monty probably was at the same age but Monty didn't have Ayton's talent as a player either. I still believe Ayton will mature and be a very competent player but probably not here unfortunately. People will push you as long as you let them and Ayton personality is the reason as he is so easy going.I think its long overdue that the Media back the F off DA and start putting the screws to Monte where it belongs.
If its true that Monte and DA haven't talked since the game, then MONTE IS THE PROBLEM.
Stop talking like some entitled fortune cookie and tell those boys what the hell is going on. I know you wont tell the fans what's going on but you're the Coach its kind of a thing that you talk to your players.
If you read the tea leaves as it stands right now with what we know. You know The optics
Monte doesn't like DA very much for whatever reason. I may be wrong (optics)
DA doesn't like the Media very much (we all know why)
DA with his "I was happy, it was over I GUESS" quote Still doesn't seem 100% sure he will be here next season.(can you blame him?)
This franchise is REALLY lucky I'm not DA or in his ear.
Because if I was treated like DA has been treated it wouldn't have turned out good for the Suns.
and, i'll add that we all have a good idea who both guys arei think we're overlooking another possibility
-- that it was just what it looked like
in the moment, desperation set in and Monty said something he shouldn't have and so did Ayton
both are embarrassed that it came to that.
it is in Monty's job description to smooth it out
but because Ayton stepped over the line with his coach, Monty may want to make sure the youngster learns a lesson
-- and that Ayton apologize or, as Ayton said, he "shows him" his commitment on the court!