Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by Wally_West » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:26 pm

Here you guys go. Lol *sigh*


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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by ShelC » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:33 am

Meant to post this yesterday, a throwback to those early 2000s "malaise" teams that won 50 games and lost in the 1st round every year. Just a few weeks later we'd get the Kidd/french fry incident that would effectively end the Kidd era. These were the teams I watched growing up tho, knowing we were good but not good enough to make any real noise against the likes of the Lakers, Kings, Blazers, Spurs. Delk and Rodney Rogers were two of the better FA signings we made IMO, just not enough to make the difference we needed.


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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by Charlie Smithy! » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:23 am

Wally_West wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:26 pm
Here you guys go. Lol *sigh*

...is the other astronaut getting Dad-dicked? 😅

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Post by jonh » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:29 am

ShelC wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:33 am
Meant to post this yesterday, a throwback to those early 2000s "malaise" teams that won 50 games and lost in the 1st round every year. Just a few weeks later we'd get the Kidd/french fry incident that would effectively end the Kidd era. These were the teams I watched growing up tho, knowing we were good but not good enough to make any real noise against the likes of the Lakers, Kings, Blazers, Spurs. Delk and Rodney Rogers were two of the better FA signings we made IMO, just not enough to make the difference we needed.

A few of those pixels looked a little like Rodney Rogers, Cliff Robinson, and Tom Gugliotta. Reminded me of going to Suns.com to watch highlights after games and trying to determine what players I was actually looking at.
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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by carey » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:22 am

Go Suns!

Og Snus!

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Post by bajanguy008 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:55 am

Kool to pop in here and see that throwback clip in that gear because last night I was actually peeping at SGA and Fultz game in Orlando and who pops up during a timeout as the Magic Community Ambassador
One Bo Outlaw :)
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Post by Mori Chu » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:30 am

ShelC wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:33 am
Meant to post this yesterday, a throwback to those early 2000s "malaise" teams that won 50 games and lost in the 1st round every year. Just a few weeks later we'd get the Kidd/french fry incident that would effectively end the Kidd era. These were the teams I watched growing up tho, knowing we were good but not good enough to make any real noise against the likes of the Lakers, Kings, Blazers, Spurs. Delk and Rodney Rogers were two of the better FA signings we made IMO, just not enough to make the difference we needed.
I actually liked those teams a lot. I know we didn't come close to the title, but it felt like we always worked hard and had a lot of guys I liked cheering for. Kidd, Cliffy, Rex Chapman, Rodney Rogers, McDyess, Googs, ... depending on whether you choose the early or late part of that era, you start to get some Shawn Marion in there. We bottomed out in around 02-03 but I enjoyed the team during most of that whole stretch.

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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by In2ition » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am

Those Kidd teams would have been much better if McDyess didn't bail for Denver and Penny would have been healthy. I think they would have stood a chance at becoming something.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by INFORMER » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:04 pm

Indy wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:23 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:21 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:44 pm
Indy wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:00 pm
I think you need to at least make the playoffs or acquire a top 5 player before you can call yourself a contender.
He could be calling his shot. When the Suns got Nash, they went from lottery to best record in the West. Maybe something like that happens here. The Suns could be a contender if these three guys show up:

1. Dominayton
2. OKCCP3
3. Scrimmage Bridges
So far none of these things has happened (Bridges is close though) and the Suns are tied for the best record in the league.
That is crazy. (and I would say we are getting scrimmage bridges)
I think Scrimmage Bridges showed more scoring ability. Bridges has shown some off the bounce expansion of his game, but he primarily (and finally) living up to the "3" in "3&D."

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Post by INFORMER » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:07 pm

In2ition wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am
Those Kidd teams would have been much better if McDyess didn't bail for Denver and Penny would have been healthy. I think they would have stood a chance at becoming something.
The L*c L*ngley signing didn't help either.

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Post by carey » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:08 pm

Back court 2000.
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Post by In2ition » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:10 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:07 pm
In2ition wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am
Those Kidd teams would have been much better if McDyess didn't bail for Denver and Penny would have been healthy. I think they would have stood a chance at becoming something.
The L*c L*ngley signing didn't help either.
Oh...you had to remind me of that guy... :cry:
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by ShelC » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:37 pm

Losing McDyess set us back and we never recovered. We ended up with Cliff, Googs and Longley and some other journeymen along the way. But we couldn't match up with the bigger, stronger, more athletic frontcourts at the time. Our guys tried and played hard and those teams usually overachieved, plus you knew the FO/ownership was always trying to get better.

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Post by In2ition » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:16 pm

Yeah, at least we had a FO/ownership that was always trying to get better.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by Superbone » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:50 pm

In2ition wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am
Those Kidd teams would have been much better if McDyess didn't bail for Denver and Penny would have been healthy. I think they would have stood a chance at becoming something.
The whole McDyess thing really sucked!
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Post by In2ition » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:51 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:50 pm
In2ition wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am
Those Kidd teams would have been much better if McDyess didn't bail for Denver and Penny would have been healthy. I think they would have stood a chance at becoming something.
The whole McDyess thing really sucked!
It really was a kick to the gut.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by BlaCkAdDa » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:45 pm

isn't that where the Rich Paul hate started? Or was there someone else that coaxed him out?

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Post by In2ition » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:10 am

BlaCkAdDa wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:45 pm
isn't that where the Rich Paul hate started? Or was there someone else that coaxed him out?
With McDyess? No, Rich Paul was a nobody at that time probably in HS.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by Nodack » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:16 am

Googs was great... and then he got injured.

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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by INFORMER » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:29 pm

ShelC wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Losing McDyess set us back and we never recovered.
So true.

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