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by O_Gardino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Predict 2019-20 Suns # of wins
Replies: 161
Views: 4135

Re: Predict 2019-20 Suns # of wins

I'm curious why being pessimistic about the prospects of a team is being realistic? When did pessimism become synonymous with realism? Maybe it always has been. It's weird that we can call the prognosticators realists if they say the '04-'05 Suns winning only 35 games tops and are outlandish dreame...
by O_Gardino
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Predict 2019-20 Suns # of wins
Replies: 161
Views: 4135

Re: Predict 2019-20 Suns # of wins

Kaminsky is fine. He's probably not going to play much, so it's hard to hate his skill set. He's our 4th big, and we are likely to go small before playing him. He can shoot and he actually rebounds a bit better than our SF gang, so maybe he gets some time at backup 4 occasionally. I don't know how y...
by O_Gardino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

No, In2. We're looking at the players, roster, moves over the summer etc. It doesn't look that different from what we've been doing. A little better, but not a lot. How does it not look different? When was the last time we weren’t counting on any minutes from g league level players? Yes, some peopl...
by O_Gardino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

No, In2. We're looking at the players, roster, moves over the summer etc. It doesn't look that different from what we've been doing. A little better, but not a lot.
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

If they won 30 games last year, they still would have trailed the 14th team by 3 games. Winning only 30 games will be a complete disaster, imo. A lot a things would have to go very wrong if that happened. They need to scaffold up each year. 30+, 40+, etc. learning to win and growing together. There...
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: 2019 FIBA World Cup
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Bogdanovic with 28. Dude can play.
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

To be fair OG, that 8 years includes the lock out shortened season where we only played 66 games (and won half of them). Our win percentage this decade (which includes two full seasons under Gentry) is 38%, or 31 wins in an 82 game season. If you only look at the last 4 years with Booker, we averag...
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: 2019 FIBA World Cup
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

I agree that the team didn't have the right kind of skills for the international game like you and Shel both said (and maybe others). I just take issue with the idea that the fix is to bring in the biggest stars. That French team wouldn't make the playoffs in the nba, either. I question why so many ...
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: 2019 FIBA World Cup
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

I really hate the take that we needed more talent. France payed better than the US - they didn't have more talent. The reason our National team never plays good ball is that we have basketball culture that doesn't value bball iq and playing as a team. Yeah, when we send our best we can play like tra...
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

If they won 30 games last year, they still would have trailed the 14th team by 3 games. Winning only 30 games will be a complete disaster, imo. A lot a things would have to go very wrong if that happened. They need to scaffold up each year. 30+, 40+, etc. learning to win and growing together. There...
by O_Gardino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

You only get those 40 wins IF Blake can stay healthy. If he plays 30 games, or 60 but he's limping through them... Then we have another bad losing season and we've given away young players and picks for nothing.

High risk, low reward.
by O_Gardino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns sign Rubio
Replies: 532
Views: 17535

Re: Suns sign Rubio

It's tough to say how much more improved we will be because Monty is a wild card. He could be much much better than Igor, and that would make a huge difference. We don't really know how good the Suns would have been with a better coach last year, but I don't think they were close to their ability. A...
by O_Gardino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: 2019 FIBA World Cup
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: 2018 FIBA World Cup

I don't remember if this as already been posted, but here's bball breakdown on the Turkey game. Very good analysis, and I think we had a lot of the same problems against France.

by O_Gardino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

I love the "Dario Saric will be better than Kevin Love, Aaron Gordon, and Blake Griffin over the next couple of years" takes. It is such a suns fan optimism, because that is all we have left. Comparison of the 4: http://bkref.com/tiny/9WJcL I don't hate Aron Gordon, I just don't want to give up pla...
by O_Gardino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

Booker / Griffin / Ayton + role players would not make the playoffs.
by O_Gardino
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

In2ition wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm
I had someone recently try to tell me that Gordon is better than Booker.
He's better than Devin Booker who played at Clemson and never made it to the NBA.
by O_Gardino
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Around the League: The Off-season
Replies: 1312
Views: 39536

Re: Around the League: The Off-season

ZING
by O_Gardino
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

And I still, for the life of me, can't understand this obsession with Aaron Gordon. He's a guy that does everything pretty well, but is great at nothing. However, he's younger than Cam Johnson so he has some upside left. His contract is also incredibly reasonable. He's not as good of a shooter as S...
by O_Gardino
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: The Next Suns Power Forward
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: The Next Suns Power Forward

I'd bring in any one of those guys for half of what they are getting paid.
by O_Gardino
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Around the League: The Off-season
Replies: 1312
Views: 39536

Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Now as fun as the Lin thread, but we do what we can.