Suns sign Boo Buie to an Exhibit 10 contract

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Here are some highlights. It looks like Buie has some game.

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Boo Buie will be able to compete for an open two-way contract.

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So this is what it feels like to have a G-League team again. The Suns are attracting some interesting players.
Last season they went for guys on bad teams looking to break out. That didn't work. They noticed what I did, other teams longer, younger, etc. No draft picks, so they are changing gears and going all in on as many young guys as they can get. We do need a couple vets though. Need at least one vet big, and one vet PG.
 
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Last season they went for guys on bad teams looking to break out. That didn't work. They noticed what I did, other teams longer, younger, etc. No draft picks, so they are changing gears and going all in on as many young guys as they can get. We do need a couple vets though. Need at least one vet big, and one vet PG.

The Suns didn't have much to offer last season, only two-way contracts but nowhere to play. Now players see they have a real chance to make the team if they produce and they are only a few miles down the road.
 

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He is an excellent three point shooter and his range goes way out beyond the college line. He can shoot and pass. Too many turnovers. Grad student.
 
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Some website claims Buie is an "excellent playmaker"; but by what standard? A starting point guard standard, or a shooting-guard-who-can-play-point-guard standard?

The fact that no one drafted him earlier, and the seeming lack of discussion of him playing point guard in college, gives me the impression that Buie is a tweener guard who theoretically knows how to handle the ball. I shrug at that.

The fact that Okogie just opted out makes me wonder if the Suns see Buie as a just a younger Josh Okogie who can shoot; not some kind of point guard. I think I'm going to ignore that someone called him a playmaker.
 

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Some website claims Buie is an "excellent playmaker"; but by what standard? A starting point guard standard, or a shooting-guard-who-can-play-point-guard standard?

The fact that no one drafted him earlier, and the seeming lack of discussion of him playing point guard in college, gives me the impression that Buie is a tweener guard who theoretically knows how to handle the ball. I shrug at that.

The fact that Okogie just opted out makes me wonder if the Suns see Buie as a just a younger Josh Okogie who can shoot; not some kind of point guard. I think I'm going to ignore that someone called him a playmaker.
Yeah, watching that highlight package i get Mike James vibes from him. That's probably a bit unfair but there's probably a reason he wasn't drafted.
 

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Some website claims Buie is an "excellent playmaker"; but by what standard? A starting point guard standard, or a shooting-guard-who-can-play-point-guard standard?

The fact that no one drafted him earlier, and the seeming lack of discussion of him playing point guard in college, gives me the impression that Buie is a tweener guard who theoretically knows how to handle the ball. I shrug at that.

The fact that Okogie just opted out makes me wonder if the Suns see Buie as a just a younger Josh Okogie who can shoot; not some kind of point guard. I think I'm going to ignore that someone called him a playmaker.
I think that 19/5 in the NCAA easily quialifies as a playmaker.

Besides, I don't see any correlation between Okogie's opt-out and signing of Buie.
 

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5 assists? This is the NBA, not the NCAA. This is also the Phoenix Suns, where our standards for assists were set by Kevin Johnson, Elliot Perry, Jason Kidd, and Steve Nash.
5 assists per game in college can be the equivalent of 8-10 in the NBA. Finishers are MUCH better in the NBA than they are in college.
 

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5 assists? This is the NBA that Buie plays for now, not the NCAA. This is also the Phoenix Suns, where our standards for assists were set by Kevin Johnson, *Elliot Perry, Jason Kidd, and Steve Nash.

*Yes, Elliot Perry. 15 assists in his first Suns game.
I don't know anything about Buie but 5 assists per game at the college level isn't bad especially depending on the specifics (who he plays with, pace etc). Steve Nash averaged fewer than 4 assists per game his first two years but even as a senior he only averaged 6 per game.
 

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Bouie looks small. I think calling him 6-0 is being generous. And he doesn't break 170 pounds either. There are very few players that size that can make it at all in the NBa.
 

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