Suns News: Week 5 (11/14 - 11/20)

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Missed this pregame tweet from Book
The good ole days lol
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Some of us already sing the praises of these two
Cool to see them link up for content

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Indy wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Every game Mikal is showing what he can do on the defensive side of the ball. When he was on 7-3 KP last night, he went 0-4 and he got 2 steals. When he was on 6 foot Brunson, he went 0-4 and got a block. It is really impressive. The guys he has problems with are like Dame or a thick PF. But man, who can guard Dame or Steph?
It would have been nice if he could guard Middleton, though.

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After a slow start on the season, Suns are steadily climbing league efficiency ratings. Now among the league leaders:


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JeremyG wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:36 am
Indy wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Every game Mikal is showing what he can do on the defensive side of the ball. When he was on 7-3 KP last night, he went 0-4 and he got 2 steals. When he was on 6 foot Brunson, he went 0-4 and got a block. It is really impressive. The guys he has problems with are like Dame or a thick PF. But man, who can guard Dame or Steph?
It would have been nice if he could guard Middleton, though.
Or we had anyone that could guard Giannis all series. Or anyone that could have stopped Jrue in Game 5. Ugh.

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Well ESPN recently had this little nugget:
Ayton held NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to 53% shooting as the primary defender in the Finals, while Antetokounmpo shot 70% against the rest of the Suns.

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Things really took a dark turn there. It’s still kind of raw for Me to think about that series and I might be delusional but I still think the refs favored Giannis, anybody so much as breath on him hard and it’s a foul. But they did come up clutch and I congratulate them for the win. But I refuse to pin the loss on our guys. If anything I blame the front office for not finding a real backup 4/5 so Ayton can play with more confidence on D.

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JeremyG wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Well ESPN recently had this little nugget:
Ayton held NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to 53% shooting as the primary defender in the Finals, while Antetokounmpo shot 70% against the rest of the Suns.
"Holding" someone to 53% shooting is not good. Yeah Ayton might have been better than Cam Payne, but c'mon. Nobody did anything to deter him, including Ayton.

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Am I weird that I still think about the Jalen Smith pick a few times a week and get annoyed?

Watching Devin Vassell thriving lately is bringing it to the surface.
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Shabazz wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Am I weird that I still think about the Jalen Smith pick a few times a week and get annoyed?

Watching Devin Vassell thriving lately is bringing it to the surface.
I heard a theory that it was Jeff Bowers that selected him, and that is why he is no longer employed by the Suns.

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Indy wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:22 pm
Shabazz wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Am I weird that I still think about the Jalen Smith pick a few times a week and get annoyed?

Watching Devin Vassell thriving lately is bringing it to the surface.
I heard a theory that it was Jeff Bowers that selected him, and that is why he is no longer employed by the Suns.
It was certainly a fireable offense.
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Indy wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:43 pm
JeremyG wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Well ESPN recently had this little nugget:
Ayton held NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to 53% shooting as the primary defender in the Finals, while Antetokounmpo shot 70% against the rest of the Suns.
"Holding" someone to 53% shooting is not good. Yeah Ayton might have been better than Cam Payne, but c'mon. Nobody did anything to deter him, including Ayton.

Well he shot 57% for the playoffs, so he held him below his average.

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JeremyG wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:05 pm
Indy wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:43 pm
JeremyG wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Well ESPN recently had this little nugget:
Ayton held NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to 53% shooting as the primary defender in the Finals, while Antetokounmpo shot 70% against the rest of the Suns.
"Holding" someone to 53% shooting is not good. Yeah Ayton might have been better than Cam Payne, but c'mon. Nobody did anything to deter him, including Ayton.

Well he shot 57% for the playoffs, so he held him below his average.
All of the starting centers in every round of the playoffs kept him below his playoff average. That is just how it works.

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No good


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Ugh. Poor guy. Just when he was playing his best basketball.
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ShelC wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:11 pm
No good

Suns need to make a move in the next couple months. Craig is sorely missed. Nader still sucks, Frank is out. A competent player who will help keep the squad fresh through the playoffs.

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What is a stress reaction?

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SunsRIt wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:03 pm
What is a stress reaction?
A precursor to a more serious injury like a stress fracture, so inflammation in the injured area.
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