Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by specialsauce » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:58 am

Superbone wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:23 am
ShelC wrote:
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Sorry for the massively long twitter posts
Dude. Never apologize for bringing us content. We appreciate it.
Seriously thanks. The more the better. I come to read them here every time. Just no Emo Mcgavinsauce or Cheesy McButters tweets.

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by JeremyG » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:06 pm

The Suns only have one more three day break after this the rest of the season. :shock:

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by INFORMER » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:38 pm

ShelC wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:12 pm
I liked Roby coming out of Nebraska. Could be a nice young big worth keeping an eye on.
Yep.

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by INFORMER » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:45 pm

djy2j wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:46 am
LazarusLong wrote:
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Some hope for OKC:

Theo Maledon and Aleksej Pokusevski combined for 53 of the Thunder’s 103 points. Maledon had 33 and Pokusevski had 20. They became the first pair of NBA teammates under 20 years old to both score at least 20 points in the same game.
Two bright spots for a franchise who looks like they will be terrible for years to come. Shai will eventually get tired of losing. It'd be different if they were losing when he got there but since he's already made playoffs that patience for rebuilding won't last as long. I get collecting assets but having like 34 draft picks over the next several years is absolute overkill. No way they can package all or even most of those into something more valuable. It'll create a revolving door of players each season. Hard to establish any sort of winning culture like that. Best of luck to them as a small market team. They will need it.
While I agree they have more picks than they need, I think you're not giving them enough credit.

This is a franchise that was supposed to have the worst team in the league. They field a team filled with teens/projects/G-Leaguers. And yet they are 2.5 games out of the play-in tournament. They have been competitive for most of the season and have some very impressive wins.

Last night they played without SGA, Horford, and Dort. Those are essentially their three best players.

Long-story-short, I think they're in a good position.

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by Superbone » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:52 pm

Of course, Horford will never play for them again.
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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by INFORMER » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:04 pm

That's the plan, but it is easier said than done. It's going to be difficult to find a deal for him, and I'm not sure how much of his salary he is going to be willing to give up in a buyout.

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:11 pm

Wow
Split really nailed the game preview lol

Good to see that kind of showing from the team. Solid by DA, keeping the long athletic Brown off the boards
I personally enjoyed Jevon highlight, was wondering if it might be a bad case of Deja Vu for Ty as I'm just guessing it happened in practice
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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by INFORMER » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:40 pm

Two games in a row the Suns execute a lob to Ayton on the first play. I love it.

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by Danimal » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:02 pm

Indeed. The booker ayton pnr is also looking better , resulting in several nice lobs. Great to watch. Booker disguises them well also

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Re: Game Day: Thunder (20-27) @ Suns (33-14), Fri 4/2/21

Post by Split T » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:04 pm

Danimal wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:02 pm
Indeed. The booker ayton pnr is also looking better , resulting in several nice lobs. Great to watch. Booker disguises them well also
Ya Booker never used to throw those...and Ayton was usually not ready for him. Seems like something we’ve specifically focused on recently.
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