Suns sign Cheick Diallo

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Suns sign Cheick Diallo

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by SunsRIt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 pm

I like it. Seems like a low risk high reward deal.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by carey » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:10 pm

We finally signed someone Info likes.
Go Suns!

Og Snus!

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by AmareIsGod » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm

Info incoming to give it a D grade. While he likes Diallo, the fact that the Suns made the transaction automatically moves it down 3 letter grades.
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by ShelC » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:42 pm

Fine for a young 3rd stringer/project to take a flyer on. Checks the box for some speed and athleticism at the 4/5.

So maybe Saric and Diallo are our new Bender and Chriss?

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Great pickup, we really needed someone to challenge Saric for minutes and perhaps eventually the starting spot, as well as a complement in the athletic and rebounding areas in our frontcourt.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:56 pm

AmareIsGod wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Info incoming to give it a D grade. While he likes Diallo, the fact that the Suns made the transaction automatically moves it down 3 letter grades.
LOL!!

So smooth, that I rolled back up the screen to look for Informer’s post, thinking I missed it!!!
ok, seriously, I have to admit, that I get to know this guy thanks to Inf, and his seal of approval is a big part of what makes me like this move.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Sad Suns Fan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:14 pm

He's a guy.
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Shabazz » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:29 pm

I like it a lot. I preferred Christian Wood, but this was the next best thing to address our weaknesses.

There will be injuries and Diallo can step in and give us some good minutes and potentially play alongside any of our 4 other bigs.
Point Guard Needed. Apply here.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Shabazz » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:32 pm

Point Guard Needed. Apply here.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by bajanguy008 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:23 pm

As been the discussion for weeks now, decent roster via radical roster clean up vs decent roster with better use of assets we had will probably go on all summer
I get the concerns of those who not happy with the draft night transactions but I just really wanted Kelly back, this is another pickup I approve of and I think we all in all we have a decent group going into next season and I'm just happy I can say so
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Wormwood » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm

For a third string PF/C, yes, this is a good signing. Young, energetic, raw, average defender for a PF, zero offensive game other than dunks. In short, he's a lot like Richaun Holmes (and we liked him).

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Superbone » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Nice well-rounded roster. I look forward to seeing what we've got.
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Superbone » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:20 pm

Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing.

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by specialsauce » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 pm

Gives us something different. Like it

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by INFORMER » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:29 pm
I like it a lot. I preferred Christian Wood, but this was the next best thing to address our weaknesses.
I had a similar reaction. I think Wood is a better player, but Diallo addresses so many of things Jones has ignored this offseason. It feels good to feel good about a move, even a minor one.
Free agent targets: Cheick Diallo, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Joakim Noah, Theo Pinson

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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by AmareIsGod » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:51 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Shabazz wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:29 pm
I like it a lot. I preferred Christian Wood, but this was the next best thing to address our weaknesses.
I had a similar reaction. I think Wood is a better player, but Diallo addresses so many of things Jones has ignored this offseason. It feels good to feel good about a move, even a minor one.
+1.
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by LazarusLong » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am

Beats re-signing Bender.
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 Cheick Diallo

Post by Superbone » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:07 am

LazarusLong wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am
Beats re-signing Bender.
I don’t know that an NBA team wants Bender. Maybe he’ll get some hair on his chest in Russia.
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Re: Suns sign Cheick Diallo

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:09 am

He really Cheicks a lot of boxes for us.

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