Suns updates and discussion for the 2019-20 season

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. AzStevenCal

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    I wanted Trae and I never doubted that he'd become a star. I worried about his defense but in this era I figured great offensive weapon outweighs poor perimeter defender. Now, given how we're playing, I'm glad we didn't go that route. But I'm still not sold on Sexton (as a point guard). If you can pair him with another combo guard, one that is a better and more willing passer, he could have a Bledsoe-like career. Actually, given that he doesn't have Bledsoe's knee issues, he should have an even better career but he needs a floor leader/distributor next to him IMO.
     
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    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical Contributor

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    I always saw them as a 1a and 1b in this draft, but felt Ayton was the better fit.
     
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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    JC, when the investor tries to equate himself to the General Manager and Head Coach,
    especially when he finally stepped back, I can smell trouble coming. Enough of his ego!

    Did he repent from trying to pass himself off as a basketball expert in choosing and
    managing the players . . . or has he just been lying low?

    The investor is not part of that triangle. The GM and Coach is, and should be, a duo.

    Robert Sarver is not a "real NBA person" when it comes to choosing and leading the
    team. He is a banker.
     
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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    Time will tell if Ayton, whom I was happy to see as our #1 choice, puts up stats or truly becomes a difference maker in the outcome of games.

    I've equated him so far to Brittney Griner the Mercury Center. She clearly puts up stats, but has not been a difference maker on her team.

    Diana Taurasi, of course, is the leader. But DeWanna Bonner has made more of a difference in every game I've watched than Griner. It is what it is.

    I'm hoping that DeAndre has the disposition to step up. It is not a given.
     
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    Suns next 10 games.

     
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    Knicks beat Mavericks tonight. It looks like the Knicks bench beat the Mavericks bench.
     
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    I think we go at worst 6-4. Hopefully 8-2 with only losses to Boston and Denver :). Although, I have a feeling we might beat Boston. They’re due for a loss!
     
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    I saw a stat a few days ago on RGM I believe that showed the Mavs were a plus 27 points this season when Doncic and Porzingis are off the floor. I don't watch the Mavs enough to know what that means but from what little I've seen KP is killing their offense right now.
     
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    I see three losses in that stretch.
     
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    lots of roadies coming up. I'd be pretty happy going 6-4 in that stretch and very stoked with 7-3.
     
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    SirStefan32 Krycek, Alex Krycek

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    He is killing them, but more importantly, they don't have any reliable, consistent three-point shooters. Curry is probably the most consistent one, followed by Kleber, but as a team, they are really streaky. Hardaway is just awful- terrible shot selection.
    Another issue is that there is no consistency in their rotations. You never know who is going to start, who is going to play, when and how much anyone is going to play.
     
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    That’s twice in one week they lose to the Knicks. Probably eliminates Luka from 1st team all NBA.
     
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    I think we beat Boston, lose at Sacramento in a letdown game, beat New Orleans at home, lose our first back to back games at Minnesota and Denver, and then win 5 in a row.
     

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