Suns News: Week 4 1/11-1/117

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Re: Suns News: Week 4 1/11-1/117

Post by Mori Chu » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:15 pm

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Gambo says he has spoken to the team and no Suns players have COVID.
That's good to hear, but it might not show up on a test yet. Part of the protocol is to wait a few more days and test them again to see if any positive results show up. I hope there won't be any, but we shouldn't assume anything based on a test done today.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:39 pm

Now they have to sit and think about the Wiz game for a whole week. Punishment somehow still seems too light to me.
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Post by Superbone » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:54 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:39 pm
Now they have to sit and think about the Wiz game for a whole week. Punishment somehow still seems too light to me.
Yep, sit and stew. Unfortunately, so do we.
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Re: Suns News: Week 4 1/11-1/117

Post by SunsRIt » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:54 pm

After listening to Burns & Gambo today, I’m pretty sure they read what we are saying. During the Wizards game many of were calling DA to be benched. Today they had a whole segment about why Ayton should not be benched.

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Post by Split T » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:29 pm

Sounds like Friday’s game is being postponed as well
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Post by specialsauce » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:30 pm

Gambo is a huge Suns apologist. For an honest Suns take free of Robert Sarver influence I prefer Bickley

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Post by Superbone » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:31 pm

Split T wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:29 pm
Sounds like Friday’s game is being postponed as well
ARRRGGGGGG!!! I need some Suns basketball in my life right now!
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Post by Indy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:50 pm

specialsauce wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Gambo is a huge Suns apologist. For an honest Suns take free of Robert Sarver influence I prefer Bickley
agreed. someone was feeding him positive ayton stats yesterday to repeat.

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Post by carey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:55 pm

SunsRIt wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:54 pm
After listening to Burns & Gambo today, I’m pretty sure they read what we are saying. During the Wizards game many of were calling DA to be benched. Today they had a whole segment about why Ayton should not be benched.
The reason he can’t is because we don’t have a decent center to start in his place. But he should be benched whenever his tank starts out on E which is way too often.
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Post by iLLmatic » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:51 pm

specialsauce wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Gambo is a huge Suns apologist. For an honest Suns take free of Robert Sarver influence I prefer Bickley
He plays footsie with Robert Sarver. How else do you think he gets his "insider" news? That's why any insider news that comes from the Suns that Gambo spouts out I believe.

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Post by Nodack » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:45 pm

SunsRIt wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 am
Gambo says he has spoken to the team and no Suns players have COVID.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

Common question
How long after exposure do you develop symptoms for COVID-19?

Typically, a person develops symptoms 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear as early as 2 days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection, and the time range can vary.


The game was Monday. This is Wednesday.

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Post by Superbone » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 pm

See you guys next week. :cry:

Who am I kidding. I'm glad to have you folks around to commiserate with.
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Post by Split T » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 pm

Listening to the BS Podcast from Tuesday, both Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo picked the Suns as their team to lose to the Lakers in the WCF. Both think it should be the Clippers, but don’t feel good about it. Both went Suns. Of course they spent a minute talking about how they’d be locks for the WCF if they drafted Haliburton 🤦🏻.

I don’t think this will turn out to be as big of a miss as taking Ayton over Luka, but I think it was more of a head scratcher. I thought James Jones might have picked Haliburton 1st overall if he had that pick, that’s how much of James Jones guy and how much of a .5 guy he is for Monty’s offense. I’ll never understand it. I just hope Jalen proves to be a difference maker.
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Post by AmareIsGod » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:16 pm

What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:17 pm

I listened to that podcast as well and wondered why they didn't talk about he Suns issues at all. They said nothing about the lack of front court depth and just assume the starters will figure it out, I guess.

The Suns will be a playoff team, but to put them ahead of other teams in their group like Portland, Denver and Utah, who have playoff experience, feels very hot-takey.
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Post by Indy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:19 pm

Split T wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 pm
Listening to the BS Podcast from Tuesday, both Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo picked the Suns as their team to lose to the Lakers in the WCF. Both think it should be the Clippers, but don’t feel good about it. Both went Suns. Of course they spent a minute talking about how they’d be locks for the WCF if they drafted Haliburton 🤦🏻.

I don’t think this will turn out to be as big of a miss as taking Ayton over Luka, but I think it was more of a head scratcher. I thought James Jones might have picked Haliburton 1st overall if he had that pick, that’s how much of James Jones guy and how much of a .5 guy he is for Monty’s offense. I’ll never understand it. I just hope Jalen proves to be a difference maker.
He's going to have to be our new starting center!

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:20 pm

Well that was a nice undefeated homestand.
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Post by Split T » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:35 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:17 pm
I listened to that podcast as well and wondered why they didn't talk about he Suns issues at all. They said nothing about the lack of front court depth and just assume the starters will figure it out, I guess.

The Suns will be a playoff team, but to put them ahead of other teams in their group like Portland, Denver and Utah, who have playoff experience, feels very hot-takey.
Ya, especially since the podcast came after the Washington game...I mean I didn’t expect them to watch that game, but check the box score at least.

They mentioned Paul’s struggles shooting and Ayton’s lack of being able to catch Paul’s passes, but seems like they think those things will be figured out. We do create good looks on offense, though a little 3-point heavy at the moment. We need the CP3 midrange game and CP3/Ayton pick and roll to start producing for the times we go cold from 3.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:43 pm

Split T wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:17 pm
I listened to that podcast as well and wondered why they didn't talk about he Suns issues at all. They said nothing about the lack of front court depth and just assume the starters will figure it out, I guess.

The Suns will be a playoff team, but to put them ahead of other teams in their group like Portland, Denver and Utah, who have playoff experience, feels very hot-takey.
Ya, especially since the podcast came after the Washington game...I mean I didn’t expect them to watch that game, but check the box score at least.

They mentioned Paul’s struggles shooting and Ayton’s lack of being able to catch Paul’s passes, but seems like they think those things will be figured out. We do create good looks on offense, though a little 3-point heavy at the moment. We need the CP3 midrange game and CP3/Ayton pick and roll to start producing for the times we go cold from 3.
I think Simmons and Russillo tend to put too much weight into the "beautiful" parts of basketball. Passing, teamwork, body language; those things are important, but the 8-pass possession ending in a good shot isn't always as good as the 1 or 2-pass possession that ends in a layup. The Suns lack that balance, and in my opinion, it's because the guy who should be finishing the 2-pass possessions isn't doing his part.
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Post by Indy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:58 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Split T wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:17 pm
I listened to that podcast as well and wondered why they didn't talk about he Suns issues at all. They said nothing about the lack of front court depth and just assume the starters will figure it out, I guess.

The Suns will be a playoff team, but to put them ahead of other teams in their group like Portland, Denver and Utah, who have playoff experience, feels very hot-takey.
Ya, especially since the podcast came after the Washington game...I mean I didn’t expect them to watch that game, but check the box score at least.

They mentioned Paul’s struggles shooting and Ayton’s lack of being able to catch Paul’s passes, but seems like they think those things will be figured out. We do create good looks on offense, though a little 3-point heavy at the moment. We need the CP3 midrange game and CP3/Ayton pick and roll to start producing for the times we go cold from 3.
I think Simmons and Russillo tend to put too much weight into the "beautiful" parts of basketball. Passing, teamwork, body language; those things are important, but the 8-pass possession ending in a good shot isn't always as good as the 1 or 2-pass possession that ends in a layup. The Suns lack that balance, and in my opinion, it's because the guy who should be finishing the 2-pass possessions isn't doing his part.
I think there are 3 of those guys that aren't doing their part. Book isn't himself. Paul passes up open shots. And DA can't catch a pass, or when he does, he dribbles away from the basket.

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