Suns @ Pacers Friday game thread 1-14-2022

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Ayton with the nice turnaround jumper and Stix swats the layup attempt to close the half strong.
 

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I really would like to move Crowder. Our starting lineup just isn’t dynamic enough with him, especially when you have Bridges and Ayton who can’t create for themselves as well.
Don't need to move him, just swap Cam J into the starting lineup.
 

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Suns should really be blowing them out. Need to get the offense going.
 

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I really would like to move Crowder. Our starting lineup just isn’t dynamic enough with him, especially when you have Bridges and Ayton who can’t create for themselves as well.
He’s just streaky, some nights he’s great other nights he sucks.
 

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Then that hurts the bench
Disagree. I think it would help the defense of the second unit. Crowder/McGee/Stix could defensively have a similar impact as Ayton/CamJ/Bridges. Only thing putting the first unit over the top is Bridges better on ball defending.
 
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I really would like to move Crowder. Our starting lineup just isn’t dynamic enough with him, especially when you have Bridges and Ayton who can’t create for themselves as well.

Suns don't win at Toronto without Crowder.
 
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He’s just streaky, some nights he’s great other nights he sucks.

Pacers are not giving Crowder the open three. This is one of the reasons why he is taking some off balance shots.
 

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Then that hurts the bench
A little, but it’s time for shamet and Payne to up their games.

our bench would still be better than most, and I would rather have our best possible lineup to start and end the game.
 

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I’m disappointed with him tonight but I think you undervalue his contribution to the defense.

I watch people drive on him all the time. I would say he does foul smartly though. I don’t see anyone afraid to go at him, he doesn’t deter much of anyone.

I consider Ayton and Bridges as our defensive anchors doing most of the leg work, and Paul and Booker our offensive guys. We need that 5th piece to tie them together.

Pure stats I think crowder is at 10pts and 4reb for the year, which is not that great. Sorry I just think if we had someone a little more dynamic we’d be that much better.
 
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I wish Suns had given part of Shamet's money to Stix.
 

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Looking forward to Ayton having 23 points to end the game
There is some truth to this. How many times have we seen a good first half by Ayton and then he never touches the ball in the second? That’s one of the few issues I have with Monty. We don’t get dominating games from DA often, we need to take advantage for 48 minutes.
 

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Disagree. I think it would help the defense of the second unit. Crowder/McGee/Stix could defensively have a similar impact as Ayton/CamJ/Bridges. Only thing putting the first unit over the top is Bridges better on ball defending.

Yes defense gets better but who’s gonna carry the scoring off the bench? You gonna depend on Shamet?
 
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