Suns News: Preseason 2019

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by iLLmatic » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm

I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Mori Chu » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm

SDC wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Zach Lowe on Rubio signing: I was a bit puzzled by the choice; three years seems like too much since Rubio isn’t an ideal fit next to Booker because he struggles as an off-ball shooter.
If only Jeremy Lin had been available! Or Derrick Rose!

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Superbone » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm

iLLmatic wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.
Enjoy it while you can! :D
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Superbone » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:51 pm

Just read that the Suns strength of schedule is tied for #1 with OKC. So that doesn't help us any either.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Nodack » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:44 pm

That seems to be the case every year... or the longest road trips.. or the most miles traveled. Just lucky maybe

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Split T » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Well when you’re the worst team in the best conference...

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by carey » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:17 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm
SDC wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Zach Lowe on Rubio signing: I was a bit puzzled by the choice; three years seems like too much since Rubio isn’t an ideal fit next to Booker because he struggles as an off-ball shooter.
If only Jeremy Lin had been available! Or Derrick Rose!
No need to poke fun of SDC here, it's something many of us are wondering. How will he fit next to Booker on offense? On paper he appears to be a decent fit next to him on defense because he actually defends. It's the #1 question I have about this coming season. My #2 question is, "Is Ayton just a more athletically gifted Enes Kanter?" There are a ton of similarities and not all of them are good. Plus he talks & talks & talks... just like Kanter, too.
Go Suns!

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by jonh » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:37 pm

carey wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm
SDC wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Zach Lowe on Rubio signing: I was a bit puzzled by the choice; three years seems like too much since Rubio isn’t an ideal fit next to Booker because he struggles as an off-ball shooter.
If only Jeremy Lin had been available! Or Derrick Rose!
No need to poke fun of SDC here, it's something many of us are wondering. How will he fit next to Booker on offense? On paper he appears to be a decent fit next to him on defense because he actually defends. It's the #1 question I have about this coming season. My #2 question is, "Is Ayton just a more athletically gifted Enes Kanter?" There are a ton of similarities and not all of them are good. Plus he talks & talks & talks... just like Kanter, too.
Regarding Ayton- I had a similar impression of him last off-season. I can’t stand listening to him being interviewed. My expectations for him are to be a decent starter that we hopefully can build around. For the suns, that’s a massive improvement over their other draft choices. What a ridiculously bad stretch of lottery picks—I agree with the polish Hammer I’m putting a ton of the blame for the last 5 years solely on the shoulders of the front office.
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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Gladiator » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:15 am

I’m really looking forward to this season - I may even try NBA league pass ... for the first month at least. I’m not that optimistic about where we will finish but it will be nice to have (what should be) a reasonably coherent and cohesive team.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by SDC » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:33 am

Superbone wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:36 pm
SDC wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Zach Lowe on Rubio signing: I was a bit puzzled by the choice; three years seems like too much since Rubio isn’t an ideal fit next to Booker because he struggles as an off-ball shooter.
Lowe will understand soon enough.
lowe must have missed the fiba world cup mvp performance by rubio. the game against australia ruined his 3pt percentage overall (before that game he shot something like 47% on threes)

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:25 am

Split T wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Well when you’re the worst team in the best conference...
That is really what it comes down to, just by the math. It seems that way for the last several years because we have been the worst.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:28 am

iLLmatic wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.
Even optimistically, it would be surprising for them to win more than 3 games of their first 10.

Kings
@ Denver
Clips
Jazz
@ Warriors
@ Memphis
76ers
Heat
Brooklyn
Lakers

On paper, only Memphis seems like a pretty good chance at a win. I assume they surprise one team in there, too. I am hoping for 4-5 wins, but expecting 3.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by ShelC » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:23 am

We're going 7-3 and will be the talk of the NBA after 2 weeks.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:43 am

ShelC wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:23 am
We're going 7-3 and will be the talk of the NBA after 2 weeks.
I think if you put $1000 on that you could walk away with a year's pay.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by specialsauce » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:02 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:23 am
We're going 7-3 and will be the talk of the NBA after 2 weeks.
Keep living your best life my man

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by specialsauce » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:04 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:28 am
iLLmatic wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.
Even optimistically, it would be surprising for them to win more than 3 games of their first 10.

Kings
@ Denver
Clips
Jazz
@ Warriors
@ Memphis
76ers
Heat
Brooklyn
Lakers

On paper, only Memphis seems like a pretty good chance at a win. I assume they surprise one team in there, too. I am hoping for 4-5 wins, but expecting 3.
They’ll beat the Kings, Grizz, Heat, Nets and Lakers

5-5

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:16 pm

Maybe it is just me, but Kyrie seems like he always has something to prove against the Suns. Curious if his splits against us are better.

And I think the Lakers will be a lot better early in the year before AD or Lebron get injured. I expect them to try and jump out early.

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Re: Suns News: Preseason 2019

Post by Superbone » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:47 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:23 am
We're going 7-3 and will be the talk of the NBA after 2 weeks.
I hope you’re right. Just touched down in Vegas. I’ll be putting my bet on the Suns over on wins today. Thinking about doing my same bet on under with the Knicks to balance it out like last year. My luck, the Suns will get it and the Knicks will surpass expectations. Feels like a good bet to me though as I saw the Knicks line was at 27.5.
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 News: Preseason 2019

Post by Superbone » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:49 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:28 am
iLLmatic wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.
Even optimistically, it would be surprising for them to win more than 3 games of their first 10.

Kings
@ Denver
Clips
Jazz
@ Warriors
@ Memphis
76ers
Heat
Brooklyn
Lakers

On paper, only Memphis seems like a pretty good chance at a win. I assume they surprise one team in there, too. I am hoping for 4-5 wins, but expecting 3.
Why are you expecting 3 wins when only 1 seems likely?
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 News: Preseason 2019

Post by Superbone » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:49 pm

specialsauce wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:28 am
iLLmatic wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
I feel really, really optimistic about this team this year. I'm sure they'll kill my optimism about 10 games in but I'm enjoying the high hope for now.
Even optimistically, it would be surprising for them to win more than 3 games of their first 10.

Kings
@ Denver
Clips
Jazz
@ Warriors
@ Memphis
76ers
Heat
Brooklyn
Lakers

On paper, only Memphis seems like a pretty good chance at a win. I assume they surprise one team in there, too. I am hoping for 4-5 wins, but expecting 3.
They’ll beat the Kings, Grizz, Heat, Nets and Lakers

5-5
Keep living your best life my man.
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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