I’m not panicking but teams can play themselves into bad habits, even good teams. Lots of vets, but still some youngsters, so this has to be nipped in the bud imo. And these aren’t world beaters, the last three games we played the warriors without curry, the griz without four starters, the thunder without multiple starters.
If they aren’t going to play with effort there’s no reason to put the top players out on the court. Injuries happen in those scenarios.
Unfortunately we are seeing the true biz. He’s just not very good. He’ll be 6 fouls we can use. But he’s not even a very good box out and rebound guy. And his offense is virtually nonexistent.
Cam Johnson has a long way to go to get back to how hot he was when he went out with the charley horse. He looked dreadful shooting, driving the bucket and on defense.
Nice to see shamet still playing relatively in rhythm. That will be important in the playoffs.
Javale seems to be getting pushed around regularly in the paint lately.
They can’t keep playing this way for the final four games. Have to rev it back up and go in on rhythm.
2 meaningless games. out-rebounded 54 to 33 today. we'll be back and up for putting a nail in the Lakers' coffin on Tuesday.
the only thing i'm worried about is why Holiday has been in the doghouse the past couple of weeks. i thought he would be a playoff contributor for us.
Torrey Craig has been a massive disappointment to me. Also, Holiday has not done much with his minutes either and played himself out of the rotation a bit. I mean he couldn't get more than 5 minutes on a game where we were missing Book/Ayton. 50 turnovers in 3 games is a HUGE concern. Seems like nobody is taking care of the basketball and the defensive focus hasn't been there at all.
Ish and Payton continue to get more minutes. At first it looked like Holiday was going to be a regular rotation guy but that really hasn't happened. I think it's because Payton even though looks awful in our offense at times is really scrappy on defense and I think Monty likes that.Holiday's stats look good to me. much better than Payton's. especially his 54% on 3's and 96% at the line compared to Payton 24% on 3's and 40% at the line. either Payton has some compromising photos on Monty or Holiday is screwing up in practice because based on what i've seen on the court i would have cut Payton and have given Holiday more court time -- especially now.
Holiday is a dawg on D too though. Just shorter than Payton.Ish and Payton continue to get more minutes. At first it looked like Holiday was going to be a regular rotation guy but that really hasn't happened. I think it's because Payton even though looks awful in our offense at times is really scrappy on defense and I think Monty likes that.
His numbers look better in this system to boot. Cam has been so damn erratic at times and the turnovers are killing us past three games. I would like to see him use Holiday a little more. I have a feeling this playoffs is going to be another game in attrition as they go on. We can't pull a Frank and wait until the end of the playoffs and hope he can contribute.Holiday is a dawg on D too though. Just shorter than Payton.
Same. One of the Suns strength's this year is the waves of good players they can send at teams. Shortening the bench cuts that advantage