Suns updates and discussion for the 2019-20 season

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Except that is not what you originally said. I will hand it to you, Main, you are much more positive about end of the bench players than just about anybody else. ;)
     
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    We had a similar discussion awhile back. The reason I get excited about end of the bench players is because they usually end up playing at some point in the season.
     
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    If Baynes and Saric are indeed back, you might be disappointed.
     
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    No I don't think so. Although I enjoy watching end of the bench players, I will enjoy it more in garbage time than prime time.
     
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    Ha! Assuming we’ll be in a garbage time situation where we are winning...
     
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    Time to make a run..................................... go Suns
     
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    There can also be garbage time when one is losing. Besides it may not always be garbage time when some of these deeper bench players get minutes.
     
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    I hope that Saric isn't in the starting lineup. Which also means not in the closing lineup when we're in the game.

    For a big man, he is so nondescript. And inconsistent.

    It will be interesting to see if Baynes can work his way to backup Center.
     
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    I think the Suns are set with Oubre and Bridges at the forwards. It will be interesting to see how the Suns use Baynes and Saric. My guess is they will be key reserves for now. However, if the Suns cannot make a playoff run, I can see them using them less towards season end. This is where Diallo and Bolden could get more minutes. Of course that's assuming the Suns keep Bolden.
     
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    Ayton: Does it seem like he takes a while to recover? Or are we just holding him back since we are just about out of the playoffs and all-star break was coming? Or is it our shotty training staff? Thoughts...
     
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    I think he was ready to play the last game before the break - but why not give him 10 days off to fully recover. I have no problem with that decision especially because it was a game against GS which we won.
     
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    I think that Monty will do whatever he can to win as many games as he can, playoffs or not. This is no time to get into the "lets see what the young guys have" mode. We have been doing that far too long. How this team is playing at the end of the year will have an impact on its ability to draw free agents, even if they don't make the playoffs.

    You want to be able to sell a free agent on the potential of this team. You do that by playing well and winning as many games as possible. This draft is not worth it anyway.
     
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    No doubt Monty will try to win as many games as possible. We agree on this point.

    However, if the Suns aren't positioned for a playoff spot as the season draws to a close, I have no problem giving players like Diallo and Bolden more minutes if they are not bringing veterans ahead of them back. I want to know what players have a future with the team.
     
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    Mikal Bridges on what the Suns need from Ayton. This is so on target.

     
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