Solving the Backup PG Concern

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Yawn
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AmareIsGod wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:44 am
specialsauce wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:34 am
Superbone wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:14 am
specialsauce wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:59 am
Indy wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:31 pm
socratic method
You googled the most annoying method ever then adopted it
:lol: Just be thankful he didn't adopt the Pythagorean method.
:lol:
We all have our schtick. You can be a blunt asshole without a filter. Vlad and Informer, amongst a few others, are constantly negative about the team. I'm a passive aggressive sarcastic dickhead. It's not a bad thing that we all have something we're known for. Otherwise it would be really boring.
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TOO wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:35 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:44 am
specialsauce wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:34 am
Superbone wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:14 am
specialsauce wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:59 am


You googled the most annoying method ever then adopted it
:lol: Just be thankful he didn't adopt the Pythagorean method.
:lol:
We all have our schtick. You can be a blunt asshole without a filter. Vlad and Informer, amongst a few others, are constantly negative about the team. I'm a passive aggressive sarcastic dickhead. It's not a bad thing that we all have something we're known for. Otherwise it would be really boring.
Do me next!
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You lost me at shift Ayton to PF

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Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:33 pm
Hmmm...what about instead of worrying about KD, we trade for Gordon and Poetl...shift Ayton to PF...leaves a few options on trade, maybe Cam, Saric a 2 1s? I think a startling lineup of Chris, Booker, Ayton, Poetl, Mikal...and then you have Gordon as a backup PG and the rest...thoughts?

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I really don't want to play DA out of position. He doesn't have the outside shot or speed to be a 4 IMO. And he's so good (and efficient) on the interior.

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You lost me at “instead of KD. .. Poettl’

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Yawn
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Okay, hear me out ...

- DeAndre Jordan at center.
- Dwight Howard, starting PF.
- Westbrook as backup PG.
- Slide Ayton to SF.
- Trade Mikal and Cam for cash.

Who says no??

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Yucky food

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Yawn
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Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:20 pm
Mori Chu wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:58 am
Okay, hear me out ...

- DeAndre Jordan at center.
- Dwight Howard, starting PF.
- Westbrook as backup PG.
- Slide Ayton to SF.
- Trade Mikal and Cam for cash.

Who says no??
ha ha...the difference is, my supposition is valid...
- We might not get KD.
- The potential of DA wanting to play PF given that we just made a 4 year commitment to him may end up having to be at least considered...he has commented on this in the past, that's not news, regardless if you don't like the idea or not.
- The reality of our needing to improve is still there if that were how things played out...which means we still (as now) have a need to upgrade backup PG, and we'd likely want to upgrade at the Center position.

Talk your sheit, but if we don't get KD, than the Magic 8 ball is getting shook and we'll need to figure out some strategy to maximize potential. Its not like like we pretty much collapsed in the 2nd round, so let's just ignore that and think everything is going to be okee dokee by ignoring our issues.

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I heard a rumor that CP3 is wanting to play center this season. So let’s just flip them

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Yawn...whatever...

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Sorry dude but you have to see that DAs not a power forward right? There’s no scenario where we put DA in at PF and we’re better. It doesn’t matter what he thinks.

Playing Jake Tsakalidis at center just because DA wants to be PF is silly.

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specialsauce wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Sorry dude but you have to see that DAs not a power forward right? There’s no scenario where we put DA in at PF and we’re better. It doesn’t matter what he thinks.

Playing Jake Tsakalidis at center just because DA wants to be PF is silly.
I wanted to explore the scenario...all you and Mori wanted to do I guess is rehash KD scenario #300. I thought discussion was the point here, but I guess being snarky is the only option these days. No sweat, I'm going into quiet mode until something of substance happens. Exploring ideas isn't too popular I guess. We lost to Dallas...we need to change something...if you can't get KD and could get a decent upgrade at Center, my thought was perhaps that MIGHT be something to change chemistry (especially w/a PG upgrade,) changing the equation. No worries...bored of the snark...let's just see what happens... ;)

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And as a final point, from record...

https://valleyofthesuns.com/2019/09/19/ ... enix-suns/

...so I wasn't completely crazy...

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specialsauce wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Playing Jake Tsakalidis at center just because DA wants to be PF is silly.
Odd Big Jake trivia:
In 2000, Tsakalidis announced that his real name is Alexey Lentkov and he is not of Caucasus Greek descent as previously believed. Moreover, after research by a Greek journalist, it was found that Lentkov was actually born in Novosibirsk and changed his name in Rustavi sometime in the 1990s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Tsakalidis

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Cap wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:34 pm
specialsauce wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Playing Jake Tsakalidis at center just because DA wants to be PF is silly.
Odd Big Jake trivia:
In 2000, Tsakalidis announced that his real name is Alexey Lentkov and he is not of Caucasus Greek descent as previously believed. Moreover, after research by a Greek journalist, it was found that Lentkov was actually born in Novosibirsk and changed his name in Rustavi sometime in the 1990s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Tsakalidis
Never knew that about Big Jake. Fascinating.

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If you want a smile this evening, rewatch Dragic absolutely roasting the Spurs in the 4th quarter in our playoff series against them in 2010.


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And people wonder why us Suns fans hold Dragic in such high esteem.
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