Suns sign Josh Okogie

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Maybe that's what the Suns were looking for. Instead of someone who can shoot, someone who can add more defense. Sooner or later though, the Suns have to address shooting off the bench and more specifically the PG position.
 
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Now that's interesting. I wonder if it means Robert is just a lame duck figurehead now?

I found that interesting as well but I'm not reading much into it because it's a minimum deal. Rich Paul likely doesn't know who Okogie is. He just happens to be a Klutch client.
 

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I found that interesting as well but I'm not reading much into it because it's a minimum deal. Rich Paul likely doesn't know who Okogie is. He just happens to be a Klutch client.
Yeah but Sarver knows who Klutch sports is so if he's still the decision maker I don't see how that gets past him. I know JJ would have no trouble dealing with Lebron's people but after the Watson blowup, no way does Robert willingly go that way IMO. I really think this means something but after a decade plus of Sarver maybe I'm just desperately grasping at straws.
 

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Yeah but Sarver knows who Klutch sports is so if he's still the decision maker I don't see how that gets past him. I know JJ would have no trouble dealing with Lebron's people but after the Watson blowup, no way does Robert willingly go that way IMO. I really think this means something but after a decade plus of Sarver maybe I'm just desperately grasping at straws.

Could be, but it's also possible he told JJ to do whatever he needs to do, and JJ is calling the shots.
This is also an "end of the bench" signing so if something goes wrong, they can literally just cut him, so there is really no risk involved.
 

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Could be, but it's also possible he told JJ to do whatever he needs to do, and JJ is calling the shots.
This is also an "end of the bench" signing so if something goes wrong, they can literally just cut him, so there is really no risk involved.
No, it clearly means Sarver is out. I checked with my Magic 8 ball and it came up with "it is decidedly so". How much more proof could anyone need?
 

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Yeah but Sarver knows who Klutch sports is so if he's still the decision maker I don't see how that gets past him. I know JJ would have no trouble dealing with Lebron's people but after the Watson blowup, no way does Robert willingly go that way IMO. I really think this means something but after a decade plus of Sarver maybe I'm just desperately grasping at straws.

I was going to mention what SirStefan did about end of the bench and cutting but he beat me to it.

Another thing, which I wouldn't put past Sarver at all, is this could be an attempt of "See, I've changed! I hired a Rich Paul client." Especially since some of the other moves that have been made around the team almost appear to be of that same nature. I'm referencing how the Suns hired an Assistant GM who is a woman of color and also how much they've touted an executive came out as gay.

I don't want to sound like a cynic or that I'm doubting the credentials or qualifications of anyone. I'm glad to see progress made in various ways but Sarver is a POS and I have a hard time believing he'd do anything without an ulterior motive, especially when that motive is saving his ass or making him look good.
 

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Yeah but Sarver knows who Klutch sports is so if he's still the decision maker I don't see how that gets past him. I know JJ would have no trouble dealing with Lebron's people but after the Watson blowup, no way does Robert willingly go that way IMO. I really think this means something but after a decade plus of Sarver maybe I'm just desperately grasping at straws.
Guys klutch is now the hoops wing of CAA. There’s virtually no way to avoid them now if you’re an nba team.
 

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Guys klutch is now the hoops wing of CAA. There’s virtually no way to avoid them now if you’re an nba team.
Except I'm pretty sure they have avoided them for 4 years now. Also, unless there's been a merger I think it's one of CAA's biggest competitors that Klutch is involved with (UTA). But Klutch is growing powerful within the industry so maybe you're right and Sarver just read the writing on the wall.
 

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Except I'm pretty sure they have avoided them for 4 years now. Also, unless there's been a merger I think it's one of CAA's biggest competitors that Klutch is involved with (UTA). But Klutch is growing powerful within the industry so maybe you're right and Sarver just read the writing on the wall.
Oops, right UTA. Regardless they’ve grown to the extent that it’s not like just avoiding a single agent which may have been common back in the day.
 

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I reviewed this thread, and saw "Immediately becomes one of the best on the team for point of attack." Could someone explain what "for point of attack" means? I had no idea, but I'm slowly guessing it's (really bad) basketball jargon meaning either "on-ball defense" or "leads the defense by virtue of his aggression." Kind of like Raja Bell, perhaps?
 

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I reviewed this thread, and saw "Immediately becomes one of the best on the team for point of attack." Could someone explain what "for point of attack" means? I had no idea, but I'm slowly guessing it's (really bad) basketball jargon meaning either "on-ball defense" or "leads the defense by virtue of his aggression." Kind of like Raja Bell, perhaps?
Harassing the ball handler coming out of the backcourt. Making it harder for the opposing team to get into their sets because he has to make the point guard work harder just to get free.
 

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Harassing the ball handler coming out of the backcourt. Making it harder for the opposing team to get into their sets because he has to make the point guard work harder just to get free.
Think Lil Sweet from New Orleans

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