Game Day: Suns (28-8) @ Pelicans (13-24), 1/4/2022

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Nodack wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:22 pm
Thank god for Covid or we might not have seen Stix or Biyombo. :) I think Stix has earned some respect and gained confidence. I hope they keep Biyombo. We will never have to worry about fouls with all our big men and they can stay aggressive knowing foul trouble just means next up.
Man, if we would have had McGee and Biyombo last year in the Finals...
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We better not screw this up and refuse to sign Biyombo for the remainder of the season.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (28-8) @ Pelicans (13-24), 1/4/2022

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So who’s the big man off the bench when Javale is back?

Javale or Bismak?

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Still Javale
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Split T wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:04 pm
Still Javale
I forget who keeps saying this, but I agree with it:

Javale is a great Ayton back up, but he isn't a great back up center.


He is just more of the same with Ayton. It would be nice to have someone that is more of a change of pace or can give us different looks. I am not sure if that is Biyombo or not, though.

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The real question is, who gets minutes between Stix and Biyombo if both are on the active roster and Ayton+Javale are back? I'd tend to say Stix, with Biyombo as insurance, but I wonder if they have sort of already given up on Stix and are trying furiously to trade him for value while we still can? Maybe Biyombo is essentially his replacement.

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In2ition wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:27 pm
My Bally's app(btw the worst piece of tech as far as a development and quality assurance standpoint that I have had for something that is supposed to be widespread. Truly awful and those involved should be ashamed of themselves) has failed me, and I have missed these past few games. It's been an extreme bummer for me on my end, but I wish I was enjoying it as much as you, Mori.
It is utterly HORRIFIC.
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AmareIsGod wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:40 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:27 pm
My Bally's app(btw the worst piece of tech as far as a development and quality assurance standpoint that I have had for something that is supposed to be widespread. Truly awful and those involved should be ashamed of themselves) has failed me, and I have missed these past few games. It's been an extreme bummer for me on my end, but I wish I was enjoying it as much as you, Mori.
It is utterly HORRIFIC.
I have noticed this about basically every app to stream games on. Bally's, Fox, ESPN/ABC. If I am not in front of my TV, it is way better to stream a game from an illegal site than using the apps/sites I actually pay for. It is so stupid.

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:33 pm
Split T wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:04 pm
Still Javale
I forget who keeps saying this, but I agree with it:

Javale is a great Ayton back up, but he isn't a great back up center.


He is just more of the same with Ayton. It would be nice to have someone that is more of a change of pace or can give us different looks. I am not sure if that is Biyombo or not, though.
Ya Biyombo is still more of the same. Frank/Jalen/Saric give us the alternate look.
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5 of our top 12 scorers in PPG are centers.

Here are the numbers for our centers per 36 minutes:

Deandre Ayton: 19.9 points/13.0 rebounds/1.9 assists/1.0 blocks/0.9 steals

Bismack Biyombo: 20.7/9.2/3.1/3.1/2.3

Frank Kaminsky: 18.9/8.2/2.6/1.4/1.6

JaVale McGee: 23.2/16.2/1.5/1.9/0.7

Jalen Smith: 19.7/13.5/0.5/1.7/0.7

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Re: Game Day: Suns (28-8) @ Pelicans (13-24), 1/4/2022

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:52 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:40 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:27 pm
My Bally's app(btw the worst piece of tech as far as a development and quality assurance standpoint that I have had for something that is supposed to be widespread. Truly awful and those involved should be ashamed of themselves) has failed me, and I have missed these past few games. It's been an extreme bummer for me on my end, but I wish I was enjoying it as much as you, Mori.
It is utterly HORRIFIC.
I have noticed this about basically every app to stream games on. Bally's, Fox, ESPN/ABC. If I am not in front of my TV, it is way better to stream a game from an illegal site than using the apps/sites I actually pay for. It is so stupid.
I wish it was half as good as ESPN & Fox apps. At least I can watch stuff on those.
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In2ition wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:27 pm
My Bally's app(btw the worst piece of tech as far as a development and quality assurance standpoint that I have had for something that is supposed to be widespread. Truly awful and those involved should be ashamed of themselves) has failed me, and I have missed these past few games. It's been an extreme bummer for me on my end, but I wish I was enjoying it as much as you, Mori.
Try nbareplay.net?

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Re: Game Day: Suns (28-8) @ Pelicans (13-24), 1/4/2022

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Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:36 pm
The real question is, who gets minutes between Stix and Biyombo if both are on the active roster and Ayton+Javale are back? I'd tend to say Stix, with Biyombo as insurance, but I wonder if they have sort of already given up on Stix and are trying furiously to trade him for value while we still can? Maybe Biyombo is essentially his replacement.
If they are trying to trade him, his price just went up. He is playing better than anyone I know would have thought possible before the last few games. Who gets minutes between Stix and Biyombo if both are active? I think that depends on the situation. I like Biyombo against bigger centers and Stix when you want more speed and athleticism. He can shoot the three so Stix can lure an apposing center away from the basket.

We have loads of centers now. We are a little thin at guard

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pickle wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:27 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:27 pm
My Bally's app(btw the worst piece of tech as far as a development and quality assurance standpoint that I have had for something that is supposed to be widespread. Truly awful and those involved should be ashamed of themselves) has failed me, and I have missed these past few games. It's been an extreme bummer for me on my end, but I wish I was enjoying it as much as you, Mori.
Try nbareplay.net?
Thanks. I'll try that.
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I don't have to suffer the Bally app because I just watch everything on League Pass. I just remembered that in this regard it is actually *worse* to live in Phoenix/AZ and follow the Suns, since League Pass probably blacks out Suns home games. Bleh.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:48 am
I don't have to suffer the Bally app because I just watch everything on League Pass. I just remembered that in this regard it is actually *worse* to live in Phoenix/AZ and follow the Suns, since League Pass probably blacks out Suns home games. Bleh.
If you are watching on cable/directv it is fine. It is just if you try and use the app. I always felt the league pass app/website was pretty shitty too when I lived out of market. Maybe it improved a lot the last 18 months?

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Yea I'm always curious when I see League Pass complaints on social media because it's been an absolute gem for me.
So I guess it's not the same everywhere :?
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I do think it’s gotten better. Maybe the app for me improved, but it used to be a pain to fast forward. Now it’s much easier. Plus if you’re watching archived it removes the commercials…don’t think it always did that.
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Indy wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:28 am
Mori Chu wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:48 am
I don't have to suffer the Bally app because I just watch everything on League Pass. I just remembered that in this regard it is actually *worse* to live in Phoenix/AZ and follow the Suns, since League Pass probably blacks out Suns home games. Bleh.
If you are watching on cable/directv it is fine. It is just if you try and use the app. I always felt the league pass app/website was pretty shitty too when I lived out of market. Maybe it improved a lot the last 18 months?
It’s horrible. And I loved on the FS app I could rewind if I was watching and missed a play. On Bally it doesn’t allow it

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JeremyG wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:40 pm
We better not screw this up and refuse to sign Biyombo for the remainder of the season.
Glad they did the smart thing!

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