The Luka Report

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Oh please. This “sky-is-falling” is some toddler-level paranoia.

    we’ve nearly recovered from LANCE FREAKIN BLANKS.
     
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    Too funny. “Nearly recovered” from Lance Blanks, which was 7 years ago. That IS forever in terms of any type of relevance or consistency.
     
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    Raze Suns fan since '89

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    By that same logic:

    Dallas made a big mistake they won't recover from... by drafting:

    Kelly Olynyk two spots ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
    or
    Dennis Smith Jr. four spots ahead of Donovan Mitchell.

    Every year a guy outplays what EVERY scout thought was possible. Luka was the 2018 version. Three teams had a shot on him and passed. Numerous other teams had the assets to move up and grab him but chose not to. The entire NBA is stunned at his output. (Except maybe Goran Dragic who said he'd be this good.)

    The Suns are in a good spot and DID NOT screw up the 2018 draft. They took the safest pick for a franchise desperate for stability.

    And one more thing to consider: Monty has been working magic with scrubs. What can he do with an elite athletic center like Ayton? It is possible that Ayton also lights the world on fire under Monty's tutelage. Something to revisit at the end of this season.
     
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    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

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    some of us like talking about other basketball players, especially ones doing things no kid his age has ever accomplished in the history of the sport. I totally get other suns fans not wanting to read about him anymore, but this is a thread that was purposefully started to confine most things Luka. If you've moved, can't you just ignore the thread instead of coming on it and slagging the people who are still want to talk about him?
     
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    This isn’t “talking about other basketball players.” This is using Luka as an excuse to tear down Ayton and more specifically the Suns for not picking him. It was and still is the reason for this thread. Deny it if you want but that’s what has happened here.
     
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    If you don't want to read the thread, no one's forcing you. In this thread you basically told people to stop talking about this, told them the real reason they're posting and insulted others as having toddler-level paranoia. Why? Literally no one has started beef with you in this thread and yet you've just come on here to start a fight. If that's all you want to do here, I'd suggest finding a better use of your time.
     
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    Of course. Players have always been compared with their contemporaries in regards to teams, draft order, etc. People still talk about the trailblazers selecting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan. That’s part of normal sports discussion. No need to be butt hurt.
     
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Site Owner Administrator Staff Member

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    Chap, I'd you don't like this thread, stay out of it. No need to rip on members because they post about Luka. Even if it's a comparison type thread to Ayton, so be it. You don't have to come in and view it if you don't like it.
     
  9. Superbone

    Superbone Phoenix native; Lifelong Suns Fan

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    Based on our history, not likely.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Thank goodness the thread police have stepped in and put me in my place.
     
  11. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    lol. And not after you came into the thread and told people what to do. Dripping hypocrisy a bit . . .
    You gotta see the humor in that, chap.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    It's going to be fun tracking Luka's career. I am in awe watching him play. I am with Chap on one point. It's one thing to talk about Luka and it's another to use it to tear down another guy who basically hasn't played this season and everyone said was 2 to 3 years minimum away from reaching his potential. By all means go ahead but it's stupid. Comparisons are fine in the general sense but I am going to give Ayton the time everyone said it would take before I fully judge him.

    In the meantime, I love watching Luka play for sure.
     
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    Plus we need Aytons size up front. And if we had Luka we'd be denying Booker the ball more.
     
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    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    41 point trip-dub on 24 shots and addressed the crowd in Spanish. :lol:
     
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    He should run for Senate!
     

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