Game Day: Suns (7-3) @ Wolves (5-6), Wed 11/9/22

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This is what got Book his T:

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I listened to the TWolves announcers tonight who I liked and were pretty fair. They mentioned that Ed Malloy was reffing tonight and they had a good, long laugh about their colleague who was doing their radio broadcast tonight. I guess he had a famous call about Malloy. I had to look it up and here it is. Pretty funny.

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The Bobster wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:13 pm
TOO wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:07 pm
Nothing to complain about that half, maybe Ayton but that's just being nitpicky.
Ayton - 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 foul
Gobert & Towns - 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 fouls
Welp.

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Id still trade Ayton for KAT in a heartbeat. For the record.

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Really good win even if it got a little closer than we would've liked towards the end. The Wolves did the whole "we're gonna half ass it for 3 quarters and then play super hard in the 4th to make the score look closer than it was". If they keep this up, KAT and DAR are outta there.

Love how this team always steps up and bounces back after a loss. We never seem to get into a funk and lose multiple games with poor effort or execution. We take losses personally and take it out on the next team we play. Book carried the load all around and Mikal played like a big time #2 tonight. I don't expect 30pts every game, but he's more than capable of 18-20pts a night, even with his defense on the other end.

Payne is like night and day as a starter vs reserve. Not sure how we get this kind of play from him off the bench consistently. Landry looked good knocking down shots. Not much from the frontcourt guys but fortunately didn't need much.

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Down two starters, the Suns recorded a satisfying win.
Phoenix played with pace and negotiated the taller Minnesota team, putting Towns and Gobert in early foul trouble.
'Wolves have great size, but lack in talent/effort/continuity on the wings.
Russell looks lost and Edwards looks unhappy.

Yes, Ayton was underwhelming, but was also not essential last night.
And, no, trading for Towns is not an answer. He can be equally erratic and disengaged at times...
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I love seeing Mikal have a big offensive game. Imagine how deadly this team would be if Bridges were scoring 20 points a night. Also really great to see Cam Payne step up when we needed him. But we all know this is really the LANDRY SHAMET game!! My guy.

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Mikal does need to attack more, but remember how people on this board were implying he wasn’t worth his salary? Ridiculous.

For the record, he’s at:

16.4/5.3/2.9/1.1/1.1 on the season, last year he was
14.2/4.3/2.4/1.2/.4, so he’s up on almost everything.

He’s shooting 59/46/89 for a .690 TS%. Last year
he shot 53/37/83 for a .627 TS%

WS/48 are up from .150 to .203 and BPM went 1.6 to 4.1

I think it’s safe to say he’s been better this year. Just need him to shoot even more.

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LazarusLong wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:06 am
Down two starters, the Suns recorded a satisfying win.
Phoenix played with pace and negotiated the taller Minnesota team, putting Towns and Gobert in early foul trouble.
'Wolves have great size, but lack in talent/effort/continuity on the wings.
Russell looks lost and Edwards looks unhappy.

Yes, Ayton was underwhelming, but was also not essential last night.
And, no, trading for Towns is not an answer. He can be equally erratic and disengaged at times...
Underwhelming and non essential, those are the 2 things I look for in a max player. :shock:

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Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:44 am
Mikal does need to attack more, but remember how people on this board were implying he wasn’t worth his salary? Ridiculous.

For the record, he’s at:

16.4/5.3/2.9/1.1/1.1 on the season, last year he was
14.2/4.3/2.4/1.2/.4, so he’s up on almost everything.

He’s shooting 59/46/89 for a .690 TS%. Last year
he shot 53/37/83 for a .627 TS%

WS/48 are up from .150 to .203 and BPM went 1.6 to 4.1

I think it’s safe to say he’s been better this year. Just need him to shoot even more.
Really hope he can sustain.

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TOO wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:04 am
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:44 am
Mikal does need to attack more, but remember how people on this board were implying he wasn’t worth his salary? Ridiculous.

For the record, he’s at:

16.4/5.3/2.9/1.1/1.1 on the season, last year he was
14.2/4.3/2.4/1.2/.4, so he’s up on almost everything.

He’s shooting 59/46/89 for a .690 TS%. Last year
he shot 53/37/83 for a .627 TS%

WS/48 are up from .150 to .203 and BPM went 1.6 to 4.1

I think it’s safe to say he’s been better this year. Just need him to shoot even more.
Really hope he can sustain.
Mikal had a game. He should be able to do this regularly. He needs to be at 18 ppg and sustain that in big games. Mikals scoring outputs tend to come in games out of the spotlight
.

Don’t even get me started on Mr. Max last night

Is the board boner for Landale soft now? Can we go back to Dario? Or are the blind wolves going to come after me again.
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Gobert - 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Blks, 11 FTs
Ayton - 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 0 Blks, 2 FTs

Which looks like a max player? Notice the FTs? :roll:

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Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:16 am
Gobert - 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Blks, 11 FTs
Ayton - 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 0 Blks, 2 FTs

Which looks like a max player? Notice the FTs? :roll:
Neither. That’s an easy question.

They’d both look sexy next to Jakob Poettl though.

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Who’s better: Pts/Reb/Blk

Player A: 14.6/7.6/0.6 on .588 TS%
Player B: 17.7/8.5/3.3 on .633 TS%

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Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:13 am
Who’s better: Pts/Reb/Blk

Player A: 14.6/7.6/0.6 on .588 TS%
Player B: 17.7/8.5/3.3 on .633 TS%
Oh, oh! Me, me, ME! Player 2?
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AmareIsGod wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:13 am
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:13 am
Who’s better: Pts/Reb/Blk

Player A: 14.6/7.6/0.6 on .588 TS%
Player B: 17.7/8.5/3.3 on .633 TS%
Oh, oh! Me, me, ME! Player 2?
AIG wins! Also so does Myles Turner as player 2…we all know who player 1 is.

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Solid game by the guys

Always good to see Mikal in the high points
Even better seeing Cam use his right hand, that's back to back games now which is something all jokes aside

I've actually been feeling fairly comfortable when Landry spots up for 3 and just on eye test I think he's shooting at a decent clip
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He’s at a career low 36.4% from 3…sample size is small so far though.

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Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:53 am
He’s at a career low 36.4% from 3…sample size is small so far though.
😅😅
Just didn't feel like Googling and was wondering if I would be corrected lol. That's interesting though
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