The Ayton Plan

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And wasn't he projected to go much earlier than even our pick? So there was some kind of red flag with him. We weren't the only ones who passed on him. And the Kings even gave him only a year and a half, and he was playing like he could conceivably end up better than Fox. Yet they still traded him. Of course, that could be because the Kings front office are the worst in the NBA, but...

And there you go again.
 

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I don't think Chris Paul is that kind of player but I think he is sending a message to anyone listening.

IMO, there is a chemistry or coaching issue with the team.
Something doesn't mesh that's for sure. The players seem to like Ayton. Maybe he doesn't want to be here any longer. Maybe the lines of communication between Monty & Ayton are destroyed. Maybe the Suns figure that the center slot isn't all that important in today's game especially to the tune of a Max contract when they can get guys for $5M like McGee. And maybe the Suns as we know them are just to cheap to have a winning team. All muddy waters & maybes to us.
 

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I would be happy if the Suns kept Smith. One less area of need.

We need something new to talk about. I'm so ready to talk about even a 2nd round pick.
New subject needed. Ayton is gone in all probability. Just hope the Suns negotiate a trade well and bring something back worth it. And that the Suns find that undiscovered undrafted rookie "Diamond in the Rough" they are always seeking for peanuts.
 

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New subject needed. Ayton is gone. Just hope the Suns negotiate a trade well and bring something back worth it. And that the Suns find that undiscovered undrafted rookie "Diamond in the Rough" they are always seeking for peanuts.
I think JJ's approach to improving an already effective team makes a lot of sense. But one of the costs of going that route is it removes any real possibility of us being the team that finds that hidden gem. Also, having sold out of the G League, we're not well equipped to develop that gem even if we find it.

It means we have to be better at scouting the league itself so that we have a chance of grabbing undervalued players that are already in the league or overseas. But I see no evidence of that so far.
 

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Nobody is arguing that he should have been the pick, but it's still being complained about and it's been 2 years. With no end in sight.
That’s because PGOTF still hasn’t been addressed… and it looks like there’s no plan to in sight. Once JJ takes care of that, Halliburton talk would fade, but until then, not getting him is going to be on an ongoing topic because it’s an ongoing problem.
 
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And we could have had Giannis instead of Alex Len. If we were dead set on Center that year though we could have had Gobert.

There's always misses in the draft, it happens. I can understand being upset for a short period of time but people need to move on. It can't be undone. You can hope it won't happen again but it does no good to bring up the error on a damn near daily basis. That's getting into 1Sun territory.
no one is getting even close to 1Sun territory. That’s total crap and just posted to inflame.
 

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Huh? You're complaining about a conversation we were having about Haliburton? Woops, I said it again. :rolleyes:

You're better than this Main.

These were your quotes from today about where you mentioned the name of said player.

I didn't make any about said player today except in a "spoiler."

And yes, that's at least four times you have mentioned his name today.
 

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John Gambadoro says the Suns would likely match an offer sheet from Detroit.

It would take a third team to do a sign-and-trade trade with the Pistons.


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These were your quotes from today about where you mentioned the name of said player.

I didn't make any about said player today except in a "spoiler."

And yes, that's at least four times you have mentioned his name today.
So what? What does that have to do with anything? You still bring him up every other day, which is a lot more than I do.
 

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John Gambadoro says the Suns would likely match an offer sheet from Detroit.

It would take a third team to do a sign-and-trade trade with the Pistons.


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As soon as they traded Grant that became apparent. IMO, the Suns were going to get screwed regardless of a trade partner without a 3rd team anyway.
 

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As soon as they traded Grant that became apparent. IMO, the Suns were going to get screwed regardless of a trade partner without a 3rd team anyway.

I was so afraid the Suns would be interested in Jerami Grant. I'm glad that option is gone.
 
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