Also, let’s break down that incredible 9-2 run you keep touting as proof positive of an upcoming title run.
The beat Detroit, a KD-Less Brooklyn 2X, Charlotte, Toronto, Memphis, San Antonio in OT.
Meanwhile we once again lost to Dallas
And got absolutely ANNIHILATED by Atlanta as usual.
In other words, they got fat on a cushy schedule like they did at the beginning of the season, and beat a Memphis team starting to completely unravel.
Hardly anything to extrapolate a serious run from considering how many times we saw the Booker/Bridges/Ayton crew get annihilated when they played anyone with a pulse when the schedule was tougher… and still saw happen against a hapless Hawks team.
I think you’re pining over fool’s gold.
They also beat a healthy Boston in Boston... convenient to omit that one.
Furthermore, I know you hate when you feel like people put words in mouths to make fake arguments... where am I saying there is "proof positive of an upcoming title run"?
I'm saying they were in the mix, which they were. With how Memphis is playing, the pre-trade Suns had a real shot at the 2 seed, certainly the 3. I like that team's chances as a 2 seed to make a deep run more than this team's odds as a 5th or lower.
Fools gold, when it comes to these subjective views, is in the eye of the beholder.
That team was certainly a helluva lot better than the one I saw on the floor tonight.
As for if Bridges and Booker could have ever gotten us there... I dunno, they already got close once, both players have improved every year of their careers. I know we also had a lot of assets to try and add onto that core and extend their window.
I just hope KD comes back soon, I think we'lll all feel better if he can get out on the court and stay there.