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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Superbone » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:23 pm

Let's see how he's progressed in summer league.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:39 am

Don't get attached to Okobo. I think he'll be gone the moment he shows anything positive.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Cap » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:25 am

Good article on Jerome. Don’t know what impact he’ll ultimately have on wins and losses, but he should at least run a much more watchable offense than we saw most of the time last season.
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2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by carey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:37 pm

Johnson and Jerome will not be participating in Summer League. Team decision according to Kellan.

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by ShelC » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 pm

LMFAO. It's really hard to root for this team and the way things are being done. Arguably reach for two guys in the draft and then hold them out of summer league.

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by INFORMER » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 pm

I don't have an issue with it. Jones is right; they haven't been with the team. No point in just throwing them out there.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by carey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:33 pm

ShelC wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 pm
LMFAO. It's really hard to root for this team and the way things are being done. Arguably reach for two guys in the draft and then hold them out of summer league.
I think this is more on the league for having the league year start in the middle of summer league. They still should play because these games are meaningless.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Superbone » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:40 pm

Well, that sucks. Took a big bite out of my summer league enjoyment.

Sure glad I didn’t drive up there this year! I would have been pissed.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Shabazz » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:50 pm

Can’t they throw the fans a freaking bone? This team hasn’t played in 3 months.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 pm

What possible benefit is there of holding these guys out of SL?

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Superbone » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:28 pm

Apparently, there will be a press conference with Jones and the two new rookies before the game tomorrow.

https://arizonasports.com/story/2002627 ... er-league/
Jerome, Johnson and undrafted free agent signing Jalen Lecque will speak to the media as members of the Suns for the first time on Sunday prior to the game against the Knicks. Jones will also answer questions for the first time about the Suns’ moves this offseason.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by ShelC » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 am

Some Lecque highlights/lowlights:








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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 am

I hope Lecque spends most of his time in the G-League this season. It doesn't sense to have him on the end of the bench when he simply needs reps more than anything else. He's locked up for a long time, so there shouldn't be a rush to evaluate him.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by The Bobster » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:33 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 am
I hope Lecque spends most of his time in the G-League this season. It doesn't sense to have him on the end of the bench when he simply needs reps more than anything else. He's locked up for a long time, so there shouldn't be a rush to evaluate him.
Agreed. Let him get used to being a professional and let him develop his game before you throw him to the wolves.
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by ShelC » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:04 am

Yea I'd give him all the PT he can handle in the GLeague.

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Superbone » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by ShelC » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:51 am

Welp, Summer League was kind of underwhelming without our draft picks but Lecque was a bright spot for sure. The numbers aren't eye popping but his play was very encouraging on both ends. Didn't look like a 19 year old, didn't seem overwhelmed at all and looked more comfortable as the week went on. Didn't get a ton of opportunities on the ball but his athleticism was top notch, seemed to be make good decisions when he was handling the ball and showed some nice things defensively. I was skeptical with him skipping college and not playing for a year and had visions of Archie but he looks like the complete opposite. We very well may have a diamond in the rough, so long as we develop him properly.

Elie looked better over the past two games. His 3 off the dribble was working but he doesn't stand out much as a distributor.

Harper's not unlike Ulis in that he's more of the "floor general" type. He's a point guard and can run offense but his size hurts him a lot. He looks smaller than his listed 5-11. Still, I think he could make it to training camp.

Spalding had some good moments and caught some nice lobs. His individual offense is a trainwreck tho.

James Palmer saw the most minutes on the team and got better as the week went on I thought. He looks the part physically (reminded me of Matt Barnes) but his offense is shaky.

Nnoko saw minutes early in the week and then gave way to Spalding. Good size and also looks the part but doesn't do anything really well.

That's about it. I was surprised we had so many guards on the roster in Elie, Lecque, Harper, Rice, Obasahan, Kramer and not as many PFs/Cs to get a look at.

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by Superbone » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:40 am

What about coaching and execution? I came away pretty impressed. The team seemed to handle defensive switches very well. It was one of our better coached SL teams IMHO. Not bad for this rag-tag group to go 3-1 against some NBA competition (China withstanding).
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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by ShelC » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Yea I thought we we ran some pretty good sets to get guys open. Lecque was getting open off the ball, Kramer had some good looks off set plays when he got time against the Spurs. Felt like we made adjustments during halftime of games and came out stronger in 3rd qtrs.

Defense was pretty solid, especially on the perimeter. I was thinking this morning how many good defensive guards we had on the team. Obasahan really stood out to me there but he didn't get a lot of time. They were kinda rag-tag and it sucks we missed that first game and can't still be playing. I also wish we had a few more bigs to look at.

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Re: 2019 Phoenix Suns Summer League

Post by INFORMER » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 am
I hope Lecque spends most of his time in the G-League this season. It doesn't sense to have him on the end of the bench when he simply needs reps more than anything else. He's locked up for a long time, so there shouldn't be a rush to evaluate him.
My thoughts exactly.
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