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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby OE32 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:34 am

Who has a better shot at the ASG, Alex Len or Mike James?
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby O_Gardino » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:06 am

OE32 wrote:Who has a better shot at the ASG, Alex Len or Mike James?


Len has more $ to buy a ticket, but James seems like the type to go see the game with a rowdy group of friends.

My vote: Mike James
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby specialsauce » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:05 pm

Ring_Wanted wrote:
specialsauce wrote:
Ring_Wanted wrote:
O_Gardino wrote:
Ring_Wanted wrote:Move Bledsoe and Chandler. Keep Dudley for veteran presence and team culture (in that regard, I hated that they cut Barbosa, btw).


I agree about Barbosa. I guess it gives us some flexibility if we bring on more salary at some point, but exactly what does Jok do that Barbs can't?

I don't know about Jok (or Reed), but the 3.5M in cap space we gained by waiving Barbosa were of no use to us at the time and it's been confirmed given the lack of big moves this summer. You can't get your mouth full with culture, experience, know-how etc, and get rid of one of the very few cheap(-ish) homegrown vets you have.

He was many things, not a smart player though and not somebody that offers anything for the young guys to learn from.

Mock nostalgia if you want but at this point in his career and given our current state, his presence is less about making baskets and more about team culture and chemistry. The 3.5M saved are neglible to a team in our situation.


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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Superbone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:34 pm

https://twitter.com/sbordow/status/918223875103588353

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby ShelC » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Anthony Bennett sure didn't last long.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby O_Gardino » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:50 pm

One more has to go. Probably Milsap.

1. Bled
2. Knight
3. Ulis
4. James (2way)
5. Booker
6. Daniels
7. Reed
8. Warren
9. Jackson
10. Jones
11. Milsap (not guaranteed)
12. Chriss
13. Bender
14. Dudley
15. Peters (2way)
16. Len
17. Williams
18. Chandler
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Superbone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:55 pm

O_Gardino wrote:One more has to go. Probably Milsap.

I'd think so. He's the only one left that hasn't shown anything.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Superbone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:56 pm

https://twitter.com/sbordow/status/918230898599849984

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Split T » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:02 am

Do we not get an injury exception spot for Brandon Knight? I don't think we need to waive Millsap
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby O_Gardino » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:41 am

Split T wrote:Do we not get an injury exception spot for Brandon Knight? I don't think we need to waive Millsap


Good point.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby carey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:12 am

Why would you want to keep Millsap?
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby O_Gardino » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 am

I don't think anybody actively wants to keep Milsap. We are just discussing if we HAVE to drop someone, or if we can carry 18 guys.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Split T » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 am

Ya, I have no interest in Millsap, just stating we don't technically need to cut him.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:29 am

It wouldn't be the Suns without a less talented brother on the roster.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby OE32 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 am

Preseason's not over, but I have some awards to hand out nonetheless:

Most Fun - Josh Jackson. It's fun to watch the ascension of a superstar. I actually love his high-arcing J.

3 Biggest Disappointments.

-- Eric Bledsoe. I understand he has more to lose and less to gain from summer league and that he would prefer consequential basketball. But if he were playing like a superstar, that might get these young guys to believe in what we're doing. Self-fulfilling prophecy. Thanks for the leadership, I guess.

-- Tyler Ulis. Dude has just about lost his spot in the rotation. Did not see that coming.

-- Derrick Jones Jr. Dude has barely played, and hasn't looked good in the few minutes he's had. Maybe going up against TJ and JJ every day in practice is demoralizing.

3 Biggest Improvements.

-- Marquese Chriss. 3/4 good rebounding games; 3/4 good shot-blocking games. More of that, pls. His biggest issue currently is his shot not falling. If he continues to do the rest, Quese will finally be earning his minutes.

-- Alex Len. Did not expect to come in and start looking so clearly like a rotation player. People complain about his hands but never remark about the fact that on the glass, his hands are in fact very good. It's been that way for a while.

-- TJ Warren. If only there was a bigger sample size. He looked incredible that first game - improved on both ends, putting it together. TJ very well could be our best player this season.

Best Player - Mike James. It's just how it is. I didn't give him biggest surprise, because he's dominated summer league the last two years. I've not always liked the way he's played, but I've yet to see him suck.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby ShelC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:14 am

I really like Troy Daniels.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby In2ition » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 am

ShelC wrote:I really like Troy Daniels.

Same. He's looked very good.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Superbone » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:01 am

OE32 wrote:-- Tyler Ulis. Dude has just about lost his spot in the rotation. Did not see that coming.

Don't forget that Ulis is playing himself back into shape coming off an injury.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby Superbone » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:01 am

In2ition wrote:
ShelC wrote:I really like Troy Daniels.

Same. He's looked very good.

Yep, his shooting is as advertised.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2017

Postby bajanguy008 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:14 pm

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