Game Day (Preseason): Suns (1-1) @ Lakers (0-3), Sun 10/10/21

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Game Day (Preseason): Suns (1-1) @ Lakers (0-3), Sun 10/10/21

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Time: 7:00 pm AZ (7:00 pm PT/10:00 pm ET)
Place: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: ESPN

Suns travel to LA for their 3rd out of 4 preseason games and back to back duels with the Lakers. Book still out but he will likely play Wednesday in our final preseason game.

Go Suns!!!

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Does anyone know the Lakers lineup?
I would love to see us play a FULL Lakers team as a barometer

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Bigger lineup from the Lakers. Would like to see Stix get some meaningful minutes against AD and DAJ.


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Not a bad start. A little too happy with the 3s but getting some good looks. Shamet with two 3s plus a transition layup. Mikal put the new handles on display with a drive on AD late in the shotclock that got DA a lay up. DA also with a 3 from the top of the key.

Defense still looks great. Shamet is solid but tends to die on screens.

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First time watching for me so far this preseason. Love what I’m seeing from Bridges. He looks confident attacking off the dribble. We could really use that…of course we’ve seen things from Bridges before that didn’t exactly stick(scrimmage Bridges). Side note: If this dribbling Bridges is for real, we should pay him now or we might have 4 guys making 30 million+.

Also like what I’ve seen from Shamet and McGee. Could be solid additions.
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Here’s the Bridges play Shel mentioned:

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News for Mark Jackson - Carmelo Anthony hasn't been good since he played for New York. He hasn't been a star since 2013-14.
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I wouldn’t say he hasn’t been good. He hasn’t been a star, but he did some nice things for Portland at times. He’s a good shooter, he can help the Lakers a bit.
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He's a scorer, not a shooter - his EFG% have been below 50% for most of his career.
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Where the hell is Ayton?

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DA is sleepwalking again. Next to no impact except cleaning the boards.

The wheels came off in the 2nd qtr. Lakers turned up the D and we had no shot creators. Too many guys going east-west, just passing the ball around the perimeter, no clean looks, forcing 3s.

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The Bobster wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:57 pm
He's a scorer, not a shooter - his EFG% have been below 50% for most of his career.
Historically yes, no argument from me, but he did shoot over 40% from 3 last year. You’ve got to reign in his long 2s a bit, but if LA can, he could be quite useful.
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ShelC wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:03 pm
DA is sleepwalking again. Next to no impact except cleaning the boards.

The wheels came off in the 2nd qtr. Lakers turned up the D and we had no shot creators. Too many guys going east-west, just passing the ball around the perimeter, no clean looks, forcing 3s.
Not a max contact performance tonight
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Excellent hockey assist from Crowder on Shamet's halftime buzzer beater.
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We’re definitely playing a regular season rotation right now. Only 9 guys have played and that’s without Booker. If we stick with 9 I imagine Nader is the guy who’d be dropped from the rotation.
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Ayton still avoiding contact in the paint.

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Drewsprocket wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Ayton still avoiding contact in the paint.
That's never going to change.
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It’s early, the bench isn’t flowing on offense. Cam J is non existent. But if Indy is reading, I want him to know I agree that we should go for another 6’9” + or Bring in Thad Young.

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Lakers really don’t look great right now. I know it’s preseason and Lebron isn’t playing, but still. I haven’t seen Monk out there, is he hurt? No Ariza either, not that I expect much from him. I know a lot of people have Lakers at the top of the west, but I’ll be surprised if they are in the regular season. I still think they could be dangerous in the playoffs, but they look more like a 4-6 seed to me.
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Thad Young please

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