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 3rdside » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:00 am

*There's a pretty good argument for Barkley and Hornacek vs Booker and Hawkins (Hornacek was a 20, 5 and 5 guy one year, then had 7 assists the year after? And that 3pt % is pretty handy. Barkley also has a whole lot of longevity over Hawkins...

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

Post by England Sun » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:33 am

Wow, I realise I’ve seen some great players since 93 when I first watched the Suns.

This $15 is a hard one though.

$3 Kidd- You have everything you need besides the scoring %. He could still score and that is useful. The added D and rebounds for me take it from the extra $2 you pay for Nash. A realistic triple double threat we haven’t had in a long time.

$2 Jeff H- A real 2 guard. Scoring, defence and assists. Can switch with Kidd on D as well if needed.

$1 Ceballos - Scoring from anywhere and at a rapid rate gives the added punch to the lineup.

$5 Barkley - Best player in my time supporting the Suns. His D and scoring helps out all over the court and helps Ayton by having his ass kicked every practice.

$3 Ayton - The best 5 ever in my time supporting the Suns and it was his rookie year. Given time with Barkley in practice and this guy eats the league alive. Realising that if the Greek freak can do what he does with less tools then the sky is the limit for him.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Superbone » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:55 pm

I'm paying the luxury tax for this one:

Nash
Booker
Marion
Barkley
Ayton
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by England Sun » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:37 pm

That would have been my perfect starting 5!!
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by iLLmatic » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:46 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:19 pm
iLLmatic wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Kidd, Booker, Barkley, ceballos, and I don't know who $2 is for center
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Thanks Bob, that's a little before my time

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

Post by Nodack » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:54 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:55 pm
I'm paying the luxury tax for this one:

Nash
Booker
Marion
Barkley
Ayton

That’s cheating.

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

Post by da_suns_fan » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:24 pm

Kidd-Booker-Ceballos-Nance-Amare

Kidd would average 20 assists a game.

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

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:16 am

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:55 pm
I'm paying the luxury tax for this one:

Nash
Booker
Marion
Barkley
Ayton
I know we're all pretty down about the state of our team lately. But it does say something that 2/5 of the arguably best Suns starting lineup of all time are current Suns players. We can build on that.

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

Post by carey » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:38 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Superbone wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:55 pm
I'm paying the luxury tax for this one:

Nash
Booker
Marion
Barkley
Ayton
I know we're all pretty down about the state of our team lately. But it does say something that 2/5 of the arguably best Suns starting lineup of all time are current Suns players. We can build on that.
Good point by you. And we are trying. I truly believe if we were in the East we'd be really good. The are several East teams I think we are better than. Unfortunately we're in the hardest conference AND division in the league. Sucks to be us.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by The Bobster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:20 am

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:55 pm
I'm paying the luxury tax for this one:

Nash
Booker
Marion
Barkley
Ayton
If that's the case, I'd trade Booker for Westphal in a second.
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by SDC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 am

kj should be in the $5 range.

Marion should be $4.


dunno who the two guys beneath Ej

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

Post by Split T » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:04 am

SDC wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 am
kj should be in the $5 range.

Marion should be $4.


dunno who the two guys beneath Ej
Nash has to be $4 for KJ to be $5.

Marion would have to move to PF to be $4, which would be fair as he played that a lot.

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

Post by ShelC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:25 am

I wanna see Cliffy, Grant Hill, and Rex on there.

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

Post by Cap » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am

Fredette-Jackson-B*****y-Keef-Bedford. They have to pay me to take them, right?
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:38 am

ShelC wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:25 am
I wanna see Cliffy, Grant Hill, and Rex on there.
Totally! I was hoping Grant Hill would be the $1 SF so I could snag him at a steal of a price. Raja Bell and Grant Hill each for $1 would be the bargain of the century.

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

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:41 am

It is also telling that you can't buy the whole SSOL team for $15. Nash, Marion, Amare costs you $15 alone. Add Raja for $1 and you are still short a PF. And arguably that team would play Marion at PF and Amare at C, so in that case you'd be short an SF. If I could add Grant Hill for $1 my team would be:

Nash $5
Bell $1
Hill $1
Marion $5
Amare $5
TOTAL $17

Probably not enough 3-point shooting for today's NBA. But I don't care. I love watching all of those guys, and that'd be great fun to watch.

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

Post by AmareIsGod » 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
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Re: Build Your All-Time Phoenix Suns Team With Only $15

Post by Ring_Wanted » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:18 am

I didn't know $2 C and $1 PF.

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

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:36 am

I had to Google several. I was a casual fan in the late '80s and have been a more serious fan since 1992-3. I don't know many players from before the KJ/Horny/Chambers/EJ team. For example, I didn't see any of Westphal, Silas, Adams, Hawkins, DJ, those guys.

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

Post by The Bobster » 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.
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