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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Nodack » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:55 pm

He looks like a sweet little boy without the beard. I think they wear a beard to make them look tougher.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by rhylek » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:14 am

It's pretty cool in Spain

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Ring_Wanted » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:41 am

rhylek wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:14 am
It's pretty cool in Spain
Can confirm. I have a beard hehehe

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by rhylek » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:04 pm

Ring_Wanted wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:41 am
rhylek wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:14 am
It's pretty cool in Spain
Can confirm. I have a beard hehehe
So do I. And every time I shave it, everybody, from my mother to my friends' children, ask me to grow it back because it's so cool. (and I look way too young without it)

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by O_Gardino » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:07 pm

That style is cool in the USA, too. At least, it's cool with people under the are of 50. :lol:
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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm

I've had a beard most of my adult life. Covers the pimples on my neck ...
The money I save in blades goes to my beer fund.
Once upon a time, in what seems an epoch ago, the Phoenix Suns were a respectable NBA franchise ...

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Indy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm
I've had a beard most of my adult life. Covers the pimples on my neck ...
The money I save in blades goes to my beer fund.
brilliant

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:44 am

I saw this Art and thought of only one person.....
Tsk lol

https://twitter.com/MichaelWalchalk/status/1153509678703239168

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:37 am

bajanguy008 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:44 am
I saw this Art and thought of only one person.....
Tsk lol

https://twitter.com/MichaelWalchalk/status/1153509678703239168

Appreciated, my friend. I am sufficiently aroused now.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by SDC » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am

so advice for Rubio.

he shouldn't over dominate the ball since he's not a good finisher around the basket and not a good shotmaker off the dribble. but he can be a good catch and shoot guy in the midrange, think Dennis Johnson during his Celtics years, bird gets doubled in a close game, Kicks the ball out to DJ , and he's always clutch with his 18 footer.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Indy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am

we didn't sign rubio to play off the ball as a mid-range shooter. And he isn't even a decent shooter from mid-range. The BEST area he had from mid-range was at the left elbow: He took 49 total shots all season and made 43%. Every other mid-range area was below 40%.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by AmareIsGod » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am

SDC wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am
so advice for Rubio.

he shouldn't over dominate the ball since he's not a good finisher around the basket and not a good shotmaker off the dribble. but he can be a good catch and shoot guy in the midrange, think Dennis Johnson during his Celtics years, bird gets doubled in a close game, Kicks the ball out to DJ , and he's always clutch with his 18 footer.
Why would you take a pass first PG known for getting his teammates involved and known as a poor shooter and ask that he not dominate the ball and become a catch and shoot guy? Who would you play at PG instead? We signed him to play the role (facilitator) and position that was our most obvious and glaring weakness (PG). To ask him to move into a catch and shoot guy on this team is absolutely lunacy. Sorry SDC. This is a very poor take. Let's start playing Booker in the post while we're at it and convert Ayton into a PG.
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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by AmareIsGod » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am

Indy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am
we didn't sign rubio to play off the ball as a mid-range shooter. And he isn't even a decent shooter from mid-range. The BEST area he had from mid-range was at the left elbow: He took 49 total shots all season and made 43%. Every other mid-range area was below 40%.
Ding. Had I read your post, I wouldn't have had to create mine afterwards.
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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Indy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:38 am

AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
SDC wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am
so advice for Rubio.

he shouldn't over dominate the ball since he's not a good finisher around the basket and not a good shotmaker off the dribble. but he can be a good catch and shoot guy in the midrange, think Dennis Johnson during his Celtics years, bird gets doubled in a close game, Kicks the ball out to DJ , and he's always clutch with his 18 footer.
Why would you take a pass first PG known for getting his teammates involved and known as a poor shooter and ask that he not dominate the ball and become a catch and shoot guy? Who would you play at PG instead? We signed him to play the role (facilitator) and position that was our most obvious and glaring weakness (PG). To ask him to move into a catch and shoot guy on this team is absolutely lunacy. Sorry SDC. This is a very poor take. Let's start playing Booker in the post while we're at it and convert Ayton into a PG.
well, Book is pretty good in the post, and Ayton is a decent passer. ;)

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by Nodack » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 am

Which is good but...

I am getting pretty excited about having a complete team for once. It may not be a great contending team but, at least we have a real PG and a real PF. We can’t help but to be better right?

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by SDC » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:07 pm

AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
SDC wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am
so advice for Rubio.

he shouldn't over dominate the ball since he's not a good finisher around the basket and not a good shotmaker off the dribble. but he can be a good catch and shoot guy in the midrange, think Dennis Johnson during his Celtics years, bird gets doubled in a close game, Kicks the ball out to DJ , and he's always clutch with his 18 footer.
Why would you take a pass first PG known for getting his teammates involved and known as a poor shooter and ask that he not dominate the ball and become a catch and shoot guy? Who would you play at PG instead? We signed him to play the role (facilitator) and position that was our most obvious and glaring weakness (PG). To ask him to move into a catch and shoot guy on this team is absolutely lunacy. Sorry SDC. This is a very poor take. Let's start playing Booker in the post while we're at it and convert Ayton into a PG.
I said he shouldn't dominate the ball too much. But he still shld be the primary ball handler when playing with Booker. Maybe 55% of the time he's the playmaker, 45% of the time it's Book.

Because he may not be that effective of a pick and roll player if you want him to ball dominate.
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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by SDC » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:10 pm

Indy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am
we didn't sign rubio to play off the ball as a mid-range shooter. And he isn't even a decent shooter from mid-range. The BEST area he had from mid-range was at the left elbow: He took 49 total shots all season and made 43%. Every other mid-range area was below 40%.
They're probably off the dribble mid range shots, not open stand still 18 footers.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:34 pm

Looking for hope and I found this.

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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by The Bobster » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:24 pm

I guess If somebody had made a 1980's video about Danny Ainge people would have just lost their minds.
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Re: Suns sign Rubio

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:57 pm

You don't touch the lovelies, here in Detroit!

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