Suns @ Nets 12-23- 18

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    After a tough loss last night to the Wizards in triple overtime the Suns get no rest as they visit the Nets today.

    The Nets are coming off a 114-106 loss to the Pacers on Friday.

    In regard to won/loss records the Nets are 15/19 while the Suns are 8-25.

    It's an early game starting at 4 p.m. Arizona time. It will be televised on FSAZ.
     
  2. mjb21aztd

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    man suns are going to be gassed for this gm

    but hope suns win and ayton and oubre play good games
     
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    Their only hope is to really spread the minutes around and try to keep it close going into the fourth quarter.

    Warren and Booker were the only players that played unusual minutes.


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  4. Mainstreet

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    I'm hoping for a competitive game. Asking for a win in this situation is asking for a lot. The Suns will need to go deeper into their bench and spread out the minutes more evenly.

    Maybe we will see more of Jackson and also players like Okobo, Daniels and Moreland.
     
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    Me too but Brooklyn typically plays with a lot of energy, something we don't always do and that's without considering the triple OT less than 24 hours earlier.
     
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    Trap game for the Nets. They’ve been winning and more rested than us.
     
  7. Mainstreet

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    If the Suns play hard and are competitive I will be happy.

    The Nets took a different road than tanking and I respect them for that. They have learned that they will have to win with less talent. They are a gritty team that always plays hard. Today will be no different.
     
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    Bridges too, he played a regular game last night and has young legs. Of course, we're hitting rookie wall time soon so who knows.
     
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    I'm definitely wanting Bridges to play more minutes. He needs to be more assertive.

    I remarked during the Wizards game when he went up for a shot (I believe it was blocked) that if he had more hops he could completed it. Perhaps he depends on his long arms too much. I have seen him jump so I know he is capable.
     
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    only back a week after his 2nd hamstring pull within a few weeks
    was played the whole 4th Q last night, plus 3 OT's
    playing pg and hero ball in all 4 crunch times
    with a game in another city 19 hours later.
    what could go wrong?

    give Booker the game off, coach
     
  11. AzStevenCal

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    I agree with everything you say here except the bolded part. It comes across as if you respect them for not tanking. Not tanking was not a decision they made. Having traded away all their picks they had no choice but to try and improve with lower tier players and the use of cap space to swallow the mistakes of others. They've bounced back well from the mess that was made there but they have a fairly low ceiling right now unless they do start to tank IMO.
     
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    give Booker the game off. start Oubre
     
  13. Mainstreet

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    I do respect the Nets for not dumpster diving when they could have easily traded off players for more draft picks and tanked this season.
     
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    They didn't have a choice but to take a different road than tanking since the Celtics owned all of their picks for the last decade. When they didn't own them outright they owned the right to swap. The Nets only chance was overpaying for free agents in hopes their teams wouldn't match and that was sort of iffy. They didn't tank but had they even received one of their picks over the last 5-6 years and they would be in a much better position than they are. They got where they are by taking on crap contracts and getting rewarded for doing so.
     
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    It's tough to judge the Nets "talent" because some of the guys put up good numbers but someone has to. Dudley is the biggest name player on their roster, which says something. I know LaVert was playing well before he got injured but even with his good numbers would any team trade a player who put up comparable numbers for him? I don't think so. I know I'd like to pry Dinwiddie away from them but that's mainly because his playmaking has looked good with the Nets. When he's able to shine the turds around him and make them look decent I can only imagine what he could do playing alongside Ayton, Booker, Warren, and Jackson.
     

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