Game Day: Suns (3-2) @ Grizzlies (1-3), Sat 11/2/19

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Game Day: Suns (3-2) @ Grizzlies (1-3), Sat 11/2/19

Post by Superbone » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:33 am

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The new look Suns are 3-2 coming into this game. That is better than most predicted. This is one we had penciled in for a win. I'm sure the Suns won't take this game lightly. Let's pad that win total.

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Post by Democritus » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:41 am

Serious chance to go 4-2 this time. Booker should go for 40
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Re: Game Day: Suns (3-2) @ Grizzlies (1-3), Sat 11/2/19

Post by ShelC » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:15 am

Trap game. I had this marked as a letdown L before the season started. Morant, JJJ, and JV but not much else. Phx-Suns.net fave Brandon Clarke may not play due to back spasms and JJ won't play unless there's a GLeague game somewhere.

Should be 6-0 after tonight.

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Post by 3rdside » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:30 am

Morant’s been good (17/3.5/5), Brandon Clarke solid (10/5/1), JJJ maybe a little slower out of the blocks than expected (15/6.5/1) but nothing to worry about I don’t think.

I love this core and they will be fun to watch the next few years.

D’anthony Melton getting very little burn.


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Post by In2ition » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:25 am

ShelC wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:15 am
Trap game. I had this marked as a letdown L before the season started. Morant, JJJ, and JV but not much else. Phx-Suns.net fave Brandon Clarke may not play due to back spasms and JJ won't play unless there's a GLeague game somewhere.

Should be 6-0 after tonight.
Dillon Brooks has been playing well too.
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Post by Mori Chu » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:01 am

I'm looking forward to watching Morant. I wish we had gotten that #2 pick so we could have drafted him. I also have a bit of Coby White FOMO, though he's averaging just 38.9 FG% and 2.3 assists, so I'm happy with Rubio.

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Post by carey » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:31 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:I'm looking forward to watching Morant. I wish we had gotten that #2 pick so we could have drafted him. I also have a bit of Coby White FOMO, though he's averaging just 38.9 FG% and 2.3 assists, so I'm happy with Rubio.
Better shooting percentage than Ricky right now. Rubio is going to give us about 12 points every night. That’s been his average over the last 7 or 8 years. I knew his assists would go up so I’m happy to see they are at almost 9 per game but that should be enough to finish top 5 in the league these days. Somehow LBJ is averaging 11 assists per game. Brogdon is at 10 per as well. Glad to see Ricky’s rebounding numbers are back. Playing in Utah really effected them but if he finishes at almost 7 per game that’d be a career high by a full board per. I’d probably rather have Morant. Especially since Rubio costs so much but I’m happy with what he’s given us so far. His defense in particular has been a welcome sight.
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Post by Superbone » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:36 am

ShelC wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:15 am
Trap game. I had this marked as a letdown L before the season started. Morant, JJJ, and JV but not much else. Phx-Suns.net fave Brandon Clarke may not play due to back spasms and JJ won't play unless there's a GLeague game somewhere.

Should be 6-0 after tonight.
Wouldn't that have been something! And we were so close to pulling it off!
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Post by Superbone » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:37 am

3rdside wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:30 am
Morant’s been good (17/3.5/5), Brandon Clarke solid (10/5/1), JJJ maybe a little slower out of the blocks than expected (15/6.5/1) but nothing to worry about I don’t think.

I love this core and they will be fun to watch the next few years.

D’anthony Melton getting very little burn.
Unlike Carter. Good trade.
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Post by Wormwood » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Melton, Knight, Anderson, Jackson, and Bender basically haven't played this year. (0-10 minutes total playing time)

Chriss has seen some playing time, but hasn't been particularly efficient. Holmes has seen consistent playing time, but hasn't been as efficient as last year. TJ Warren has seen starter minutes, but his efficiency is way down from last year.

Troy Daniels has been getting 15 mpg as a back up SG. His PER is an awful 7.65.

Jamal Crawford is out of the league.

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Post by Split T » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:54 pm

Wormwood wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Melton, Knight, Anderson, Jackson, and Bender basically haven't played this year. (0-10 minutes total playing time)

Chriss has seen some playing time, but hasn't been particularly efficient. Holmes has seen consistent playing time, but hasn't been as efficient as last year. TJ Warren has seen starter minutes, but his efficiency is way down from last year.

Troy Daniels has been getting 15 mpg as a back up SG. His PER is an awful 7.65.

Jamal Crawford is out of the league.

All true, except Holmes...he’s been great for Sacramento and recently moved into the starting lineup. He’s averaging more points/rebounds and shooting a higher percentage from the field.

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Post by 3rdside » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:03 pm

Where’d Bender go? He’s not even listed in the box scores..


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Post by Nodack » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:05 pm

Holmes was great and his mom was Chief of Police. I wish we would have kept him. I love Baynes though so it worked out ok.

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Post by 3rdside » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:09 pm

Superbone wrote:
3rdside wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:30 am
Morant’s been good (17/3.5/5), Brandon Clarke solid (10/5/1), JJJ maybe a little slower out of the blocks than expected (15/6.5/1) but nothing to worry about I don’t think.

I love this core and they will be fun to watch the next few years.

D’anthony Melton getting very little burn.
Unlike Carter. Good trade.
It’s looking that way. JJones hitting it out the park! Between TJ, JJ, Bender, Culver (at 6) I thought there’s no way he’ll win all of them but so far pretty damn good.


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Post by Superbone » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:15 pm

Nodack wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Holmes was great and his mom was Chief of Police. I wish we would have kept him. I love Baynes though so it worked out ok.
You’re thinking of Alan Williams. His mom is the Phoenix chief of police. Holmes’ mom was a big fan presence on twitter.
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Post by JCSunsfan » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Nodack wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Holmes was great and his mom was Chief of Police. I wish we would have kept him. I love Baynes though so it worked out ok.
You’re thinking of Alan Williams. His mom is the Phoenix chief of police. Holmes’ mom was a big fan presence on twitter.
Holmes mom is a doctor of some sort.

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Post by Mori Chu » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:22 pm

Wormwood wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Melton, Knight, Anderson, Jackson, and Bender basically haven't played this year. (0-10 minutes total playing time)

Chriss has seen some playing time, but hasn't been particularly efficient. Holmes has seen consistent playing time, but hasn't been as efficient as last year. TJ Warren has seen starter minutes, but his efficiency is way down from last year.

Troy Daniels has been getting 15 mpg as a back up SG. His PER is an awful 7.65.

Jamal Crawford is out of the league.
God, what a murderer's row of bad players who used to get meaningful minutes on this team. I looked Bender irrationally, but the rest can be left. Blech. #McDoOUT

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Post by BlaCkAdDa » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:30 pm

I liked Holmes but Baynes is better.

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Post by Mori Chu » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:13 pm

Saric looks like some fan who won a contest to start for the Suns for a game. Other than being 6'10" or whatever, that is.

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Post by Mori Chu » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:18 pm

When we picked Ayton last draft, there was some debate about whether Jaren Jackson Jr or Marvin Bagley would be better. Bagley and Jackson are both nice players, but I like Ayton much better than either of them. Ayton's much more of a true big man, and both of the others seem more like PFs to me. They're good, but I am very content with Ayton vs either of them.

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