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Here is a video clip which shows what Royce O'Neal can provide on defense.

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I think Royce will replace Gordon in our death lineup. Gives us a little more size, a lot more defense, some added rebounding, and probably the same amount of playmaking. It also allows Booker, Beal, and Grayson to play closer to their natural positions.
 

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I think Royce will replace Gordon in our death lineup. Gives us a little more size, a lot more defense, some added rebounding, and probably the same amount of playmaking. It also allows Booker, Beal, and Grayson to play closer to their natural positions.
Agree.
 

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The metrics around DeRozan are uuuugly. They’ve never been great but this season he’s fallen off bad.

A dude taking that many pull up 2s while also rarely making 3s is not a recipe for winning basketball in this era.
 
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Jordan Goodwin is to sign a 10 day contract with the Grizzlies.

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Jordan Goodwin is to sign a 10 day contract with the Grizzlies.

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You'd think they could sent Goodwin to Memphis and Metu to Brooklyn. Both got waived but with interest in Goodwin from Memphis I'm curious why that didn't end up that way.
 

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I think Royce will replace Gordon in our death lineup. Gives us a little more size, a lot more defense, some added rebounding, and probably the same amount of playmaking. It also allows Booker, Beal, and Grayson to play closer to their natural positions.
I think it will be situational. If they need a shot Gordon will be out there. If they need a stop Royce.
 
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Suns can always use another shooter.

Damion Lee shot .445 from 3-point range last season.
 
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Same with Vucevic, i think that's a bigger surprise to me considering the position he plays.

I would never have guessed Vucevic and Doncic as good isolation defenders, actually the opposite.
 

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I would say #10 is a lot more surprising.
Same with Vucevic, i think that's a bigger surprise to me considering the position he plays.

There are a lot of bad defenders on that list, probably because guys like Vucevic, Luka, Straus and Markennen are being tasked with defending the other teams worst option. Holding a player like Josh Okogie to 40% shooting isn't exactly a stellar game.

The possession threshold for that list is so low that you're talking about an average of just over 1 play per game for most of those guys.
 

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