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

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

Post by Superbone » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:00 am

bajanguy008 wrote:
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💪👍 8-)

These guys really like each other too. I saw Mikal hugging Cam on the sideline just before a commercial break.
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Post by Superbone » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:03 am

The Suns are now in a three way tie for first in the Western Conference along with Clippers and Kings.
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Post by carey » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:22 pm

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Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:00 am

These guys really like each other too. I saw Mikal hugging Cam on the sideline just before a commercial break.
Cam & Mikal are apparently really close. They are the same age & needed to add similar things to their game so worked together all off season.
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Post by Superbone » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:44 pm

carey wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Superbone wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:00 am

These guys really like each other too. I saw Mikal hugging Cam on the sideline just before a commercial break.
Cam & Mikal are apparently really close. They are the same age & needed to add similar things to their game so worked together all off season.
That is really cool! They are our future.
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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by Split T » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:49 pm

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Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:39 am
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The UofA connection and Amare nostalgia certainly didn't help a lot of people subjectively evaluate Ayton.
Got me immortalized (for five years, anyway) in Split’s sig, and had me projecting 50 wins when Vegas was saying 38.5.
Haha, one thing I’ll say is Ayton is very important to our defense. If we ever end up moving on from him, we’d need to replace his defense at the 5.

Also my hope is Ayton figures some stuff out quick and I look pretty stupid in my own sig.
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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by bajanguy008 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:03 pm

Superbone wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:44 pm
carey wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Superbone wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:00 am

These guys really like each other too. I saw Mikal hugging Cam on the sideline just before a commercial break.
Cam & Mikal are apparently really close. They are the same age & needed to add similar things to their game so worked together all off season.
That is really cool! They are our future.
Yup Yup
There might have been some reservations with our Older rookies but it came with a maturity and understanding of the game is very evident as example by how well they cut off the ball. Infuse some self confidence when they learn things they can be successful at and it looks like we're on to something
Every interview I saw with Cam he said the same thing when asked about his off-season, "just continuing to try improve on what worked in the bubble".

Was quietly confident they could build on that play and early signs are great
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Post by Indy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:41 pm

Split T wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Cap wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:39 am
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:59 pm
The UofA connection and Amare nostalgia certainly didn't help a lot of people subjectively evaluate Ayton.
Got me immortalized (for five years, anyway) in Split’s sig, and had me projecting 50 wins when Vegas was saying 38.5.
Haha, one thing I’ll say is Ayton is very important to our defense. If we ever end up moving on from him, we’d need to replace his defense at the 5.

Also my hope is Ayton figures some stuff out quick and I look pretty stupid in my own sig.
same

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Post by bajanguy008 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:33 am

i still smile that her social media is literally just for and about her son. bless her :)

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Post by bajanguy008 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:52 am

not much reason for this post lol but.... :D

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Post by Superbone » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:01 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:
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i still smile that her social media is literally just for and about her son. bless her :)
Shades of mama Holmes.
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Re: Suns News: Week 2 12/28-1/3

Post by Split T » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:52 am

Split: I would trade DA for SGA right now(11-24-2020)

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

Post by BKinSJC » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:36 pm

One pretty obvious success of the defense early on has been a focus on preventing threes, and contesting the threes that opposing teams are taking as much as possible.

https://www.nba.com/stats/teams/opponen ... G3M&dir=-1

The team is currently second in fewest opposition 3-pt attempts (behind only Indiana) and also second in lowest opposition 3-pt percentage (behind, weirdly enough, the Knicks, who I guess are focusing more on defending the perimeter under Thibs). Taking both of those numbers together, the Suns lead the league in fewest made 3-pointers against by a huge margin - they're only allowing 7.8 per game, with the Knicks being next at 10.0. The gap between the Suns and the second-best team is essentially the same as between the Knicks and the Mavericks (12.3), who are 16th in the league.

It's very early, and of course numbers like this can be skewed after only a few games by playing teams who were cold that night or who focus less on the 3-point game, but I still think it's indicative of an important area of emphasis that the team's executing well right now.

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Post by INFORMER » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:42 pm

Good stuff, BK.

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Post by Indy » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:04 pm

Was it Monty or Mikal that talked specifically about getting Utah off the 3 point line and making Gobert be the primary decision maker?

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Post by ShelC » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:11 pm

I think Monty said they added/tweaked some things defensively and Mikal said they wanted to make Gobert more of a playmaker. Gobert got his numbers but I don't feel like he impacted the game all that much. Might've been different if we weren't hitting our shots I guess.

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Post by bajanguy008 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:15 pm

ShelC wrote:
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I think Monty said they added/tweaked some things defensively and Mikal said they wanted to make Gobert more of a playmaker. Gobert got his numbers but I don't feel like he impacted the game all that much. Might've been different if we weren't hitting our shots I guess.
Yea he's lucky he didn't have to try to battle on the glass against this guy all night :)
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Post by INFORMER » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:10 pm

He is off to a great start. He is playing on the level that the Suns need.

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Post by Superbone » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:23 pm

ESPN’s Relative Percentage Index, a strength of schedule-based formula, ranks the Suns at the top of the league.
Wow!
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Post by Superbone » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:26 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:15 pm
ShelC wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:11 pm
I think Monty said they added/tweaked some things defensively and Mikal said they wanted to make Gobert more of a playmaker. Gobert got his numbers but I don't feel like he impacted the game all that much. Might've been different if we weren't hitting our shots I guess.
Yea he's lucky he didn't have to try to battle on the glass against this guy all night :)
Excuse me being silly but y'all know I gotta drop one a day :lol:
Wow, first Zion and now Gobert?! That's seriously impressive. He knows how to use his body for rebounding position and to keep the opposition away from the hoop no matter their size.
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