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If it involves Robert Sarver, we've probably already heard it countless times...
I know, I know. Nobody's really interested, and knowing that has held me back. It's just that it involves other people in the Suns franchise getting jerked around. To just think "Robert Sarver is a jerk" is uninteresting.
 

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Well, it might be useful to remember the position I'm approaching this from. Since I am no longer a fan and do not claim to be one, we're not talking about having lost my pride in the Suns--I don't have any to lose. Or, put it this way. Are they making me want to claim fanhood again after six years? No, not particularly.

I question what appears to be their philosophy, their Spurs-like approach to games. They play quite conservatively in the first half of games and then turn it on in the fourth (sometimes third) quarter. We'll win in the clutch, we'll win in the clutch. Knowing how great they are in the clutch (and knowing that everyone knows) has spoiled them. If they wanted someone like me to regret that he walked away, they could start playing more flat-out all game long.

The Suns have been here before--best record in the league. What will they do with it this time? No idea.
Honestly, if you admit you’re no longer a fan and are just going to post why you DONT like this team, you’re the definition of a troll and should find other ways to spend your time rather than crapping on the team we love.

If this team didn’t make you want to reclaim your fandom the last two years leading up to the playoffs, you need to get your head examined. They were definition of inspirational before the playoffs started.
 

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All I can say is to compliment you for not flaming me.

No...I'll tell you why I'm here, why I found a new Suns forum after six years. It's nothing to do with the current Suns team. It's because eventually, I have something to get off my chest that has nothing to do with you people--I mean I'm not referring to some kind of (non-existent) bone to pick with anyone here. It's about the Suns franchise and why I walked away. Don't know whether I'll get around to saying it, because I know perfectly well that no one wants to hear it. Just this has been cathartic enough.
Jesus. Then say what you want to say and leave. Otherwise, you’re just becoming a very soft spoken troll.
 

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Honestly. Can't complain about that. Book finishing ahead of Luka, Steph, Tatum, and Ja is kind of a big deal. It also makes him the top guard in the voting.
 

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There have been Suns teams that, though they won fewer games, were more inspiring than this Suns team. They in retrospect leave an impression that they had less talent, but gave more effort and had more heart. Such as:

-The 1996-97 team that started 0-13 but fought back to a respectable record.

-Of course the 1975-76 Sunderella finals team. The one that I can only read about in books, it having last played four years before I was born. (And I did. I went to the historical book room at the Phoenix main library and read Joe Gilmartin's old book on them, seven or eight years ago.)

-The late eighties teams, especially--obviously--the one that made the comeback from 29 wins to 53.

-The 2010 team that was the Nash era's last gasp. It went out with a bang.

-The 2013-14 team that would have fought its way into the playoffs with one less injury.

Any of those teams made me more proud than this team.
All I can say is to compliment you for not flaming me.

No...I'll tell you why I'm here, why I found a new Suns forum after six years. It's nothing to do with the current Suns team. It's because eventually, I have something to get off my chest that has nothing to do with you people--I mean I'm not referring to some kind of (non-existent) bone to pick with anyone here. It's about the Suns franchise and why I walked away. Don't know whether I'll get around to saying it, because I know perfectly well that no one wants to hear it. Just this has been cathartic enough.

What the flying poop?

@Chris_Sanders keep an eye on this fella.
 

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I posted this on another thread, but I think this is huge offseason topic for the Suns.

Suns have $128.8 million in committed salary. If they give Ayton the Max & resign McGee with the mid-level, they would have the biggest luxury tax bill in the league.
Which means you either think Sarver will be just fine with it (not sure why after 2 years of collapses) or you think he is going to let McGee walk and/or possibly gut other parts of this team. The other x-factor is a sign and trade with Ayton to avoid it.








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