Suns @ Spurs Sunday game thread 5-16-2021 / Season Finale

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I'm sure he meant Payne, or at least that's who the Spurs announcers were talking about when they called him slippery. If the other guys are talking about him like that, we may have a hard time keeping him here if we don't give him a hefty contract.
I think we are lucky that he got hot at the end of the season. His overall season numbers look okay for a backup which might help us with his ultimate numbers.
 

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I think we are lucky that he got hot at the end of the season. His overall season numbers look okay for a backup which might help us with his ultimate numbers.

I think he mostly got healthy and in shape at the end of the season. Between Covid layoffs and whatever his foot and ankle injuries were it seemed he was always just coming back from something or other. He finished the season looking like the Payne we saw in the bubble. Now I'd really like our postseason chances if bubble Saric could also find his way to the court, even if it raised their financial expectations.
 

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I'm sure he meant Payne, or at least that's who the Spurs announcers were talking about when they called him slippery. If the other guys are talking about him like that, we may have a hard time keeping him here if we don't give him a hefty contract.

Of course a huge offer from another team would be hard to turn down but if the offers are close I think Cam Payne chooses Phoenix. He seems to appreciate the opportunity the Suns have given him. They gave him a chance when his career seemed destined for the G-League or overseas. The Suns may have to use part of the MLE to do it though.

If Jalen Smith can turn into a solid power forward this may help the Suns financially rather than having to use the money on this position.
 

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Of course a huge offer from another team would be hard to turn down but if the offers are close I think Cam Payne chooses Phoenix. He seems to appreciate the opportunity the Suns have given him. They gave him a chance when his career seemed destined for the G-League or overseas. The Suns may have to use part of the MLE to do it though.

If Jalen Smith can turn into a solid power forward this may help the Suns financially rather than having to use the money on this position.
If it’s more money no way Payne gives suns a discount. This isn’t a kid that’s had big contracts.
 

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If it’s more money no way Payne gives suns a discount. This isn’t a kid that’s had big contracts.

I was talking about if the offers are close.

"Of course a huge offer from another team would be hard to turn down but if the offers are close I think Cam Payne chooses Phoenix."


I don't expect a player that hasn't received a large pay day to turn down a much larger contract.
 

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I was talking about if the offers are close.

"Of course a huge offer from another team would be hard to turn down but if the offers are close I think Cam Payne chooses Phoenix."


I don't expect a player that hasn't received a large pay day to turn down a much larger contract.
Even if they’re close I don’t think he gives a discount. Particularly not if it’s a starting spot. He’s got to look out for himself.
 

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And I wouldn’t be mad at him. He deserves a payday. hes bailed out JJ not getting a back up PG
Huh? He is the backup point guard. If anything JJ should get credit for picking up Payne who has turned into our backup PG.
 

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Huh? He is the backup point guard. If anything JJ should get credit for picking up Payne who has turned into our backup PG.

Yes I understand that but let’s not act like everybody was happy with this choice to start the season because that’s not how it happened.

Payne has bailed out JJ and exceeded everyone’s expectations and good for him.
 

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Yes I understand that but let’s not act like everybody was happy with this choice to start the season because that’s not how it happened.

Payne has bailed out JJ and exceeded everyone’s expectations and good for him.
Exceeded your expectations, but that doesn't mean JJ wasn't expecting him to be the answer at backup PG.

He ultimately made the decision to bring him in and to roll with him as our primary backup and he should get credit for that.
 

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I think almost everyone was fine with Cam Payne as the backup point guard but most fans wanted insurance if Payne faltered. When the passed on Haliburton I was shocked because I thought he was that insurance.
 

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