The 2019-2020 Around the NBA thread

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    It's up to the referees to get the call right not Harden. Anyway, he immediately rushed to make sure the referees counted the dunk. IMO, the protest should be upheld. There is no excuse not getting the call right in the day of instant replay.

    All that being said, it should be something fair. It's not the Spurs fault.
     
  2. Superbone

    Superbone Phoenix native; Lifelong Suns Fan

    Posts:
    4,037
    Likes Received:
    600
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Location:
    Escondido, CA
    Exactly.
     
  3. CardsSunsDbacks

    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical Contributor

    Posts:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    2,552
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    The only possible thing the league can realistically do is suspend the referee crew and possibly change rules. Though it's my understanding that they had the option to challenge it, but waited too long to make that decision. Maybe they can give the refs leeway to initiate a replay anytime there is a questionable play like that?

    Also I fully understand it is the refs job to get it right, but considering none of them appeared to see the ball go through it is somewhat understandable that Harden's initial reaction might have affected their decision on the play.
     
  4. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Anyone want Kevin Love's $28,942,830 salary?

     
  5. CardsSunsDbacks

    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical Contributor

    Posts:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    2,552
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    If he only had a year or 2 left I would be a little intrigued, but with 3 more years after this year it would just be crippling.
     
    Ouchie-Z-Clown likes this.
  6. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    My understanding there was real confusion as what to challenge. Clearly watching the video, Harden and the Rockets were protesting the call.

    This is what D'Antoni was quoted as saying:


    Personally I could care less about the outcome of the game but the league needs to be more humble on wanting to get the call right... a field goal no less. The referees needed to review that play.

    On top of that the league office didn't do anything on their own afterwards.

    A part of me is still upset about how high and mighty the league was in suspending Amare and Diaw. The league needs common sense.


    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28222229/rockets-hopeful-nba-acts-james-harden-dunk-not-counted
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
  7. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Maybe but I would hope the Suns look at a younger player. I've never been a huge Kevin Love fan.
     
  8. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Of course Kellan Olson puts up this picture of James Jones and Kevin Love with a championship trophy.

     
  9. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
  10. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
  11. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
  12. CRC83

    CRC83 Registered

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    280
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2019
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Agreed. I don’t know that his impact would be that different than Saric. Maybe a slightly better version.
     
    Mainstreet likes this.
  13. hcsilla

    hcsilla Registered User

    Posts:
    3,269
    Likes Received:
    133
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Location:
    Budapest,Hungary
    I always liked Kevin Love, but being a defensive liability and injury prone, he is simply not worth his actual contract, IMO.

    He would offer a (slight) upgrade over Saric in rebounding, passing and 3P-shooting but is that worth 90 mil. in 3 years? I do not think so.

    Since the Suns are a borderline play-off team at best and do not have any bad long-term contracts I just do not see trade fit for Love.
     
    SirStefan32, elindholm and gimpy like this.
  14. Finito

    Finito Registered

    Posts:
    8,040
    Likes Received:
    3,498
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    I don’t see anyone taking on that contract. That’s a lot of money for an aging PF. The Cavs are going to have to sweetin in the pot draft picks/ young players to get out of that contract
     
  15. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    I'm not wanting the Suns to give up young assets for Love beyond Tyler Johnson's contract. The Cavaliers would want young players and/or picks. It's not worth it to tie up the Suns future in a 31 year player.

    Also the Suns biggest need seems to be adding a defensive FC. Someone should be available at a much lower price.
     

Share This Page