Suns one of the most chippy teams?

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  1. Johninromania

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    Was looking at the roster and it’s full of grind them down no backdown types. What ya guys think?
     
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    Chippy?
     
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    Do you mean chippy? If the team is chirpy I am REALLY REALLY WORRIED. Being cheerful isn't going to help us in the West. :mrgreen:
     
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    I think the Suns will be a gritty team. Chris Paul, Jevon Carter and Jae Crowder should contribute greatly to it.
     
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    They are by far the best defensive team I can remember the Suns ever having. Jones has clearly had a plan. He added a third veteran star to Ayton and Booker. It's not the best "big three" in the league, but it is a legit trio--depending on how Ayton develops this year.

    He then surrounded them with competent NBA players who can all shoot and play gritty defense. They are also smart players who buy in to team defense and don't bring off the court baggage.

    The only player that does not fit the mold is Jones. Can't shoot.

    What a contrast to McD, who populated our roster with unskilled but athletic players with mush for brains.
     
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    Basically what I was thinking! Even in the golden age of the Suns, they where always considered elite on the offensive end but soft on defense. Dare I say kind of reminds me of old Utah teams with better shooting.
     
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    Adding Crowder was huge, he give us flexibility to go large or small.
     
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    Height and defense against some of the bigger power forwards is one of my primary concerns if Jalen Smith is not ready to contribute.

    Of course if he is ready to contribute, he can play in both small ball and big lineups.
     
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    Yep. These front lines will be interesting.

    Mikal, Crowder, Ayton
    Mikal, Cam, Ayton
    Mikal, Smith, Ayton
    Crowder, Cam, Ayton
    Mikal, Crowder, Saric

    And so many more combos. It's because of the defensive versatility of Mikal, Cam, Crowder, and Ayton. And that doesn't really even consider Paul.
     
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    Jones could see flashes of minutes too for the XXL lineup.
     
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    I have not been a big fan of the CP3 trade, but one of the blessings of Paul is that he is a pg who will not ignore his bigs. A lot of perimeter players in the league seem to ignore their inside players.
     
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    I think this is one of the Chippiest forums! So it makes sense! ;)
     
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    Dirty. Paul is the dirtiest player in the NBA and Crowder is not far behind. At least the Suns have that going for them.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Historically this board has been chippier than the suns. I’m hoping to see that reverse.
     
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    Isn't that the truth.
     

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