Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Nov 27, 2020.
he’s not supposed to roll on those picks at the 3 point line.
Uh I don’t know what the hell he’s doing then because he goes to the basket every time after setting the pick.
ask Monty that’s the offense. He runs to top 3 point line and sets a pick. Chris Paul is about as technically sound a PG as has ever played this game that’s obviously where he wants his pick set at.
it looks like the Rockets system
set a high pick, go towards the basket if the defense goes with Paul it gets passed to Ayton. Ayton gets the ball and whatever defender leaves his man Ayton passes it back out in that direction. It’s to get open 3s not score in the paint.
there’s a ton of things that happen off that pick. Casual fans see a pick and automatically assume it’s a pick and roll Malone and Stockton style but that’s not the case.
that’s why we are seeing zones cause there not giving up the paint and daring us to shoot
we’re pretty much running the Rockets old offense
Oh and watch that video on mute idk who put that crap music to it
Friday's game is also postponed against the Warriors.
At least that gives us time to get Cam Payne healthy and hopefully get Jalen Smith back.
There have only been 9 games postponed so far this season but given that 8 of those have been since the 10th of this month, I'm losing confidence in the idea that we'll have anything close to a full season. I wouldn't be surprised to see it halted in the next week or two, in which case we'll have plenty of time to get Cam and Jalen back.
Team record 4-7
Team record 7-4
Chris Paul’s stats in the first 11 games of last year with OKC versus his stats through the first 11 games with the Suns (with a shortened offseason and shortened preseason).
So an improvement from CP3. Then who has not improved?
The biggest takeaway in that is the team record, I didn't realise they had started that poorly.
The frustrating thing is that it looks like he's gotten LESS aggressive over time. Look at some of these Summer League highlights from his first year:
The very first play he passes without ever looking at the rim but on the others he seems much more aggressive, dunking, getting good position and sealing (though nobody on that team could get him the ball) and otherwise looking to score a lot more than he is now.
Such a dramatic difference. We are missing the aggressive 2018 Summer League Ayton.
It's almost like watching a different player now. I kept viewing summer league footage of him over and over again. It's hard to believe it's the same player.
They actually started 5-10.
the scary part is it might not be the same player. We have to start asking whether or not college/first year Ayton looked so much more explosive because he was on PEDs. Because after he came back from the suspension, he never quite had that same spring in his step when he came back last year.
People were blaming it on his ankle injury, but then they got two and a half months off snd in the bubble still looked pretty lethargic, all his numbers went down and now, it seems like he’s winded in the 2nd quarter and just has almost ZERO explosion. He can still move laterally pretty well, and has learned to use his body positioning on D, but he’s still not blocking shots and he’s just got NOTHING on offense.
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