Welcome Jae Crowder to the Phoenix Suns

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  1. AzStevenCal

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    He's more like PJ Tucker than he is a post up big. He's only maybe an inch taller than PJ and like Tucker he's physical on the perimeter, he's not the guy you feed the ball to down low. For comparison, PJ has averaged 1.3 attempts per game in his NBA career.
     
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    Not that it is much better, but since he started getting big minutes in 2015 he has made 2.0 of 2.5 and is at 3 attempts per 36 in his career.
     
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    Which is almost double the attempts per 36 for Tucker's career. Not that those kind of numbers for either player mean anything really.
     
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    Yeah not really his game. Over the past 4 seasons about 60% of his shots have been threes.
     
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    What’s next, Booker’s blk rates discussion?
     
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    It's not even "bravado," per se.

    It's not like Jalen said that he'll be better than KG or anything of the sort, nor did Jalen say anything about skill or talent.

    He just said he wants to be as intense and that he wants to play like KG on the floor, which is a good starting point as any for the young man to aspire to.
     
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    I think he has made an excellent choice.
     
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    1sun thinks hes washed up and a bad signing = Great signing and great player...awesome cant wait!
     
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    My pointing out Jae's not drawing contact (as with Ayton) was not
    about him as much as the Suns continuation of their "finesse" DNA.

    Or to put it bluntly, wuss basketball in a league that is indeed a
    contact sport, especially down the stretch and in the playoffs.

    Teams that are physical hardly get called for contact, but the wuss
    teams that try to retaliate half-heartedly get penalized. To put it
    another way, teams that are expected to be tough get away with
    it, while those that aren't get the penalties.

    It's like the philosophy, don't ask for permission to break the rules.
    Do it, benefit the rewards, then face the consequences -- maybe.

    Human nature! It may not be right but, as the saying goes,
    there is no gravity -- the earth sucks. :shrug:


     
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    Crowder isn't particularly a finesse player. He's just not a volume scorer that is going to be driving into the lane a whole lot to create contact.

    Booker and Paul will do just fine with drawing fouls, but it's Ayton that needs to step up in this area. He will take more shots around the basket than anyone else on the team and needs to figure out how to draw some contact.
     
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    Isn't it up to the coaches to figure out how? Then it's up to Ayton to have the courage to do it.
     
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    I agree that you have to play with some physicality to get the break on certain kind of calls and our history runs the other way. But Monty has us playing a little more physical and to that we're adding Paul and Crowder, two players that are known to be feisty on the court. So, we'll see.
     
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    Sure the coaches can guide him, but it largely comes down to him just seeking out contact instead of avoiding it.
     
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    Crowder is anything but a finesse player. That's why he started every game of the playoffs all the way to the finals last year.
     
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    I don't like the Crowder signing, but one thing he is not is a wuss or finesse guy. He just has no offensive game.
     

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