Suns updates and discussion for the 2019-20 season

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    Saw Gina Mizell post this about the Athletic's ongoing series of interviews with Suns assistant coaches. I was curious if anyone here has an Athletic subscription that could give us any highlights from it. I'm not asking for the articles to posted in full or anything like that, just a summary of sorts and if there is anything really interesting, insightful, or pertinent that can be passed along.

    Here's a link to the newest interview with Mark Bryant and her links to the other Q&A's.


     
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    James Jones is looking to see what the Suns look like with Deandre Ayton before looking for external answers to improve the team.


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    James Jones said on @BurnsAndGambo that the team is not focused right now on improving externally. Wants to figure out what the group is first with DA back before looking externally. "That's way too far for us to talk about."

    2:58 PM - 10 Dec 2019
     
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    Isn't the gaping hole at power forward obvious enough, Ayton or no Ayton???
     
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    I think it is a good idea to wait a little longer on a starting Power Forward
    until they see how the Ayton/Baynes (AY-BAY) combo works at Center
    and if Baynes could handle any extra time as backup Power Forward on
    a routine basis.
     
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    We already know Baynes can't handle starter minutes. His body broke down after a couple of weeks.
     
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    I stole this from someone else who stole it from BSOS I think.

    Games with 9+ assists and 1 or fewer turnovers:

    Rubio 7
    LeBron 4
    then 7 guys with 2
    and 23 guys with 1

    Games with 11+ assists and 4+ steals:

    Rubio 3
    Rest of NBA 6

    AST – TO ratio (MIN 10 games played and 23 minutes per game)

    Ricky Rubio 4.88
    Marcus Smart 3.64
    = Difference of 1.24
    Draymond Green 2.41
    = Difference of 1.23
    Marcus Smart is closer to #31 then he is #1.
     
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    There are a LOT of similarities to Ricky Rubio and Jason Kidd at the same age. Same strengths and weaknesses. Kidd was stronger and more physical, but Rubio plays smart and takes better care of the ball.
     
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    Thanks for posting that. Even with his less than stellar
    shooting, Ricky has been the greatest difference maker
    on the 2019-20 Suns. We have other shooters.

    Book is in a class by himself as Shooting Guard, but he
    has not affected the rest of the team as positively as
    Rubio.
     
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    Its amazing how many more games you can win when your pg stops throwing the ball to the other team.
     
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    Hopefully that batch isn't tainted
     
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