Thunder @ Suns Friday game thread 2-24-2023

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Hope right suns team shows up vs thunder

Wanting to see nice performances by da cp3 and dbook

Getting closer to seeing kd slashing to the rim in a suns uniform still seems unreal lol

Hope all cards suns fans having a terrific day :)
 

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:( Does this mean that a passel of fans wasted money paying momentarily higher prices for the Blunder game, because they thought Durant would play in it?
I think its going to be a hell of a game. Suns need to win with Durant or not
 
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I hope super Dario doesn't go beating up on the Suns. Can't blame him because it's the Suns that traded him.

I will always have pleasant memories of him playing in Phoenix. Too bad he got injured in the Finals against the Bucks.
 
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The Jazz beat the Thunder in OT last night 120-119.
 
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The Suns are standing in 5th place in the Western Conference .5 games ahead of the Mavericks.
 

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Can't wait for the game tonight, not bothered one bit with Durant, Payne and Shamet riding the pine - on the contrary I'm quite delighted with the timing of tonight's scratches and all 3 should be ready to run soon

So I kinda see these next couple few games as the final auditions of Phoenix Got Talent

Shamet and Payne are already in the playoffs along with Okogie and along with our starters/regulars. Monty's already hinted only a select few will be added to the playoff crew. I, like many others wish he were willing to roll with a deeper entourage, but this post will be more about concentrating on tonight's internal match ups

T.J. Warren vs Darius Bazley

We already know what Tony Buckets can do (spark plug, can drain it when hot, active on offensive boards) we're just left to wonder if he can still do it, and on a consistent basis

Darius Bazley - people say he's long and he is, he's like Kevin Durant long. And apparently he is highly motivated to earn a spot on Monti's rotation. He isn't likely dropping 20+ on limited minutes like TJ might but it'll be interesting to see how Bazley and Biz defend and share the paint, and what he can contribute on offense

Both could have a large amount of playing time IF Monti is still window shopping AND because Durant isn't playing

Terrence Ross vs Damion Lee

You'd figure Damion Lee would already have his ticket stamped considering early in the season Damion Lee was early 2000's NBA Jams on fire. It seemed like the golden state certified acquisition couldn't miss. But that feels like an eternity ago and now we're all Janet Jackson singing what have you done for me lately. Dude just fell off

Terrence Ross tore it up in his Phoenix debut, unapologetically hitting every kind of shot EXCEPT for the 3 pointer lol. His energy was impressive. If you want a little more defense, and a bit more of an inside presence on offense you can get it at Ross. But how important is a small forward's ability to hit the 3 in Phoenix?

I think both match ups will be hard fought, I believe everyone knows what's at stake, and I hope all four ball out so hard Monty may have to rethink it and be open to extending our options come playoff time
 
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Josh Okogie has been tearing it up rebounding.

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Kevin Durant is OUT.

Cam Payne is QUESTIONANLE.

Landry Shamet is OUT.

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Well this was a kick in the nuts……
 

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Well, hopefully when Durant does make his debut, it will be on a national telecast. I don't have Bally's, so just as well.
 

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I hope super Dario doesn't go beating up on the Suns. Can't blame him because it's the Suns that traded him.

I will always have pleasant memories of him playing in Phoenix. Too bad he got injured in the Finals against the Bucks.
Give me a break, if we get beat by Dario we deserve to miss the playoffs.
 
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Give me a break, if we get beat by Dario we deserve to miss the playoffs.

It wasn't meant to be taken literally, but I hope Dario has a good game.
 
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Cam Payne is AVAILABLE. He will be on a minutes restriction.

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Shai is OUT tonight for OKC.

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Monty anticipates a bigger role for Terrence Ross tonight.

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Suns players mobbing Dario Saric.

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