Suns @ Timberwolves Monday game thread 11-15-2021

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Sluggish ugly win but I’ll take it. Ayton played with more force than we’ve seen this season. That’s a good thing. Still left a few things to be desired. Frank looked awfully tentative. Mcgee was active but no more leading a break. Paul was mercurial in the 4th (19pts). Book played well despite some brain farts. Forwards need to pick up their games. All of them.

Depending on you look at it, Frank's lack of athleticism or the Wolve's great athleticism really kept frank from being productive in this one. That team is full of young athletic guys, which is why they lost being that their young and no basketball smart.

Yup. And book was big down the stretch (other than missing FTs - this team is missing a lot more this year it seems)

We were shooting decent during this win streak, awful to start the season. This game was putrid. We did better in the final 3 minutes last night than we did in closing minutes last year.
 
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I'm a huge fan of Frank Kaminsky but he has to produce against athletic teams as well.

There are a lot of those in the NBA.
 

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After cards l had to take few days off watch sports lol

Watched highlights awrsome comeback in 4th big shots by paul and smooth book lol also looks like ayton showed up

Awesome 9 gm streak keep on risin suns!!

And cant forget toke hit to w!!
 
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You can't ask a guy to do something he cannot do.

That's why Frank is on a minimum contract but I can't think of a better player to have at the end of the bench. He has skills but he is more of a situation type player.
 

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You can't ask a guy to do something he cannot do.
He rushes his shots and they come up short against athletic teams. We saw that last night and against the rockets - two very athletic teams. He’s got to be calm and play his game. He loses confidence when he’s playing against better athletes and it shows.
 
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He rushes his shots and they come up short against athletic teams. We saw that last night and against the rockets - two very athletic teams. He’s got to be calm and play his game. He loses confidence when he’s playing against better athletes and it shows.

I can't think of a better example for Kaminsky than Chris Paul who never speeds up his game.
 

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Cam Johnson I can't figure out. He is either regressing, taking a back seat to others or simply is relying too much on spot up shooting. One thing I noticed is how much better say someone like Bridges is moving without the ball verses Cam this season. He makes Cam look like a statue. I think Cam was moving without the ball much better last season. Like I said before he is the most disappointing to me so far this season. He just seems so inactive at times on the court.
 
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Cam Johnson I can't figure out. He is either regressing, taking a back seat to others or simply is relying too much on spot up shooting. One thing I noticed is how much better say someone like Bridges is moving without the ball verses Cam this season. He makes Cam look like a statue. I think Cam was moving without the ball much better last season. Like I said before he is the most disappointing to me so far this season. He just seems so inactive at times on the court.

The only reason I can figure out for Cam Johnson's slow start is that he built up his body to play power forward and it's affecting his game. He should really be a small forward.
 

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The only reason I can figure out for Cam Johnson's slow start is that he built up his body to play power forward and it's affecting his game. He should really be a small forward.
He will NEVER be a PF in the NBA.
 

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Cam's strength by far this year is his defense. A very Ayton-like progression.
Except Cam has the second worst plus/minus on the team when he is on the court. The only person that is worse is Shamet.
 
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Something to think about, Jae Crowder and Cam Johnson are currently ranked #26 and #32 respectively among power forwards per RealGM.


 

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