Suns updates and discussion for the 2020-21 season

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  1. BC867

    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    Another Alvan Adams, who was 6'9"-212.
    Our Power Forwards had to cover Center.

    Except Ayton is 6'11" (formerly 7'0")-249.

    Two inches taller and 37 pounds heavier.

    We have a right (and need) to expect more
    than finesse from Ayton.

    But then, he was playing Power Forward at
    UofA when we drafted him.

    Someone on the Suns should have researched
    it when we made him the #1 pick . . . . . . . . .
    to play Center.

    Which is why we need to move him back to Power
    Forward and obtain a legitimate starting Center,
    at least on offense. Even if Ayton is our leading
    rebounder from the PF position.

    But then, he probably wouldn't be because he is
    an opportunity rebounder, not a power rebounder.

    Doesn't that sound logical? It is a complex situation
    and requires complex thinking by Suns coaches.

    It reminds me of the ol' Baltimore Bullets when they
    had the tall chiseled Elvin Hayes at Power Forward
    and the shorter squat Wes Unseld at Center. When
    you looked at the Big 'E', you would have assumed
    that he was the Center. Nope, he was the PF.

    And IIRC, they won a Championship with that lineup.
    Something the Suns have never accomplished.
    There is a precedent!
     
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    I strongly disagree. What he needs to do is get back in the weight room and become the center we need him to be. Move him to the perimeter and we lose the foundation of a very effective defense and we'd be beating him up here anyway for becoming the next Channing Frye. BTW he played both center and power forward at UA. He did so because their next best big man was incapable of playing more than a few feet from the hoop. DA spent a lot of time at center though and it was clearly his best position.

    If, IF, we find a big man that, like DA, excels in an area or two yet can do all the other things we want a modern big man to do, then, we can move Ayton to the outside. But frankly, at that point, we'd be far more likely to move him to another team.
     
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    Yasssssssssssssssssss!
     
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    right there’s never talk about trading a #1 pick in the NBA.
     
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    That's back when Ayton was deemed to have David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwan potential. Now we're hoping for Al Jefferson and he may fall short of that bar.
     
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    I suspect if the NBA expands the purchase price of a new franchise will be much higher perhaps in the $2 billion plus range.
     
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    Monty seems to like the idea of Cam Johnson starting.

     
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    Think about it Suns. Alex Len would provide more depth at center.

    Suns could use more size against players like Robin Lopez.

     

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