Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by AmareIsGod » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:42 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:46 am
AmareIsGod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am

I thought I was a huge Suns fan, but I don't know a bunch of these squares. Can we list out who's who? I'll tell you who I don't know (I wonder if anyone else here is struggling like I am):

$4 SF
$4 C
$3 SG
$3 PF
$2 PG
$2 PF
$2 C
$1 PF
$4 SF - Larry Nance
$4 C - Neal Walk
$3 SG - Dick Van Arsdale
$3 PF - Connie Hawkins
$2 PG - Dennis Johnson
$2 PF - Tom Chambers
$2 C - Alvan Adams
$1 PF - Charles Barkley

No excuses for not knowing Chuck (he's on TNT all the time!) or Chambers (Suns' broadcasts)

All the rest are pre-1988.
Not sure I typed them out wrong. I knew Barkley and Chambers.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Split T » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:46 pm

AmareIsGod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am
Superbone wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:27 pm
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I thought I was a huge Suns fan, but I don't know a bunch of these squares. Can we list out who's who? I'll tell you who I don't know (I wonder if anyone else here is struggling like I am):

$4 SF
$4 C
$3 SG
$3 PF
$2 PG
$2 PF
$2 C
$1 PF
I had to look some up, but I believe:

$4 SF is Walter Davis
$4 C is Alvin Adams
$3 SG is Dick Van Arsdale
$3 PF is Connie Hawkins
$2 PG is Dennis Johnson
$2 PF is Larry Nance
$2 C is Neal Walk
$1 PF is Paul Silas

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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by AmareIsGod » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:52 pm

Split T wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:46 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am
Superbone wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Image
I thought I was a huge Suns fan, but I don't know a bunch of these squares. Can we list out who's who? I'll tell you who I don't know (I wonder if anyone else here is struggling like I am):

$4 SF
$4 C
$3 SG
$3 PF
$2 PG
$2 PF
$2 C
$1 PF
I had to look some up, but I believe:

$4 SF is Walter Davis
$4 C is Alvin Adams
$3 SG is Dick Van Arsdale
$3 PF is Connie Hawkins
$2 PG is Dennis Johnson
$2 PF is Larry Nance
$2 C is Neal Walk
$1 PF is Paul Silas
Thanks! I knew most of the players through their legend and namesake but wasn't around to watch them play (I'm only 35 years old). Appreciate you guys helping me fill in the gaps. Now I can put faces to the names.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Shabazz » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm

Cap wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am
Fredette-Jackson-B*****y-Keef-Bedford. They have to pay me to take them, right?
I'd prefer:

Banks-Elie-M****s M****s-H***y-L*****y

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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:37 pm

KJ, Raja Bell, Walt Davis, Chambers and Larry Nance. To hell with positions on the last two.
There is defense in the backcourt, a helluva lot of shooting and everybody can run.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 pm

The $1 PF is Mo Lucas
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Split T » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 pm
The $1 PF is Mo Lucas
My bad, I didn’t know and went with something I saw on twitter

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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Split T wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 pm
LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 pm
The $1 PF is Mo Lucas
My bad, I didn’t know and went with something I saw on twitter
All's well. Happy to educate. 8-)
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 pm

One could make an argument for Charlie Scott edging out Dragic for the final PG slot.
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Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 pm

Other notables not making the cut: the Robinsons, Truck and Cliff.
Paul Silas, as mentioned earlier.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by O_Gardino » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:58 pm

Not an all-time great or anything, but I liked Rodney Rogers and think he would be a good fit in today's game.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Not an all-time great or anything, but I liked Rodney Rogers and think he would be a good fit in today's game.

Rodney was a weapon. He could bomb from the outside.
And his low center of gravity made him formidable in the paint.
He use to give Shaq trouble in the post ... RR was about as easy to move as an oak stump.
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Post by The Bobster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:16 pm

I probably would have ranked them like this -

PG - Nash/K.Johnson/Kidd/D.Johnson/Goodrich
SG - Westphal/D.Van Arsdale/Booker/C.Scott/Hornacek
SF - Marion/Davis/Majerle/E.Johnson/Ceballos
PF - Barkley/Hawkins/Nance/Chambers/Silas
C - Stoudemire/Adams/Ayton/Walk/West
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:23 pm

Goodrich really grew as a player during his time with Phoenix.
Once he got a chance to start, he made the most of it.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by LazarusLong » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm

No love for Gortat at 5. In his almost three years as a Sun, average 13.3 ppg, 9.3 rbg and 1.5 blocks.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Wormwood » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:24 pm

Xylus wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Actually, I'm gonna swap KJ/WD for Nash/Majerle

Nash
Bell
Thunder Dan
Barkley
West

This team dominates the boards and shoots lights-out from 3.
I saw this elsewhere, and picked the exact same players as Xylus. Great defense, three lights out 3 point shooters, great rebounding.

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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Phoenix219 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 am

LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm
No love for Gortat at 5. In his almost three years as a Sun, average 13.3 ppg, 9.3 rbg and 1.5 blocks.
I love Gortat. I still only play outdated versions of 2K, and always pair him with Nash, Amare and Matrix. (I only have a 360, and refuse to get a game with the Bledsoe/Knight and newer rosters.)

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Post by O_Gardino » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 am

That is completely fair, Phoenix219. I wish Sarver had also refused to get a team with Bledsoe/Knight.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:06 am

Phoenix219 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 am
LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm
No love for Gortat at 5. In his almost three years as a Sun, average 13.3 ppg, 9.3 rbg and 1.5 blocks.
I love Gortat. I still only play outdated versions of 2K, and always pair him with Nash, Amare and Matrix. (I only have a 360, and refuse to get a game with the Bledsoe/Knight and newer rosters.)

I like it, who’s at SG in your team?

By the way, considering that Gortat is not in the chart, I would say it’s on play to consider him a $0, so I will take him at center and upgrade from Raja to Hornacek:

Nash / Hornacek / Majerle / Barkley / Gortat
Shooting, Rebounding and Defense all across the lineup, with up to 4 players fully capable to be PnR threats, screen setters and 3p range bombers. I like it

How our All $0 Team would looks like?
Gortat?, Kurt Thomas?, Uncle Cliff?, Barbosa?
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Cap » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:16 am

Aztec Sunsfan wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:06 am
Phoenix219 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 am
LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm
No love for Gortat at 5. In his almost three years as a Sun, average 13.3 ppg, 9.3 rbg and 1.5 blocks.
I love Gortat. I still only play outdated versions of 2K, and always pair him with Nash, Amare and Matrix. (I only have a 360, and refuse to get a game with the Bledsoe/Knight and newer rosters.)

I like it, who’s at SG in your team?

By the way, considering that Gortat is not in the chart, I would say it’s on play to consider him a $0, so I will take him at center and upgrade from Raja to Hornacek:

Nash / Hornacek / Majerle / Barkley / Gortat
Shooting, Rebounding and Defense all across the lineup,with multiple PnR threats, screen setting and deep range. I like it

How our All $0 Team would looks like?
Gortat?, Kurt Thomas?, Uncle Cliff?, Barbosa?
Marbury, Macy, Joe Johnson (slightly out of position), Silas, Gortat

‘Cause I never really thought of Shaq as a Sun.
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