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by Wormwood
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Second Round (Non Suns) Playoff Games
Replies: 120
Views: 2576

Re: Second Round (Non Suns) Playoff Games

We’re rooting for the Clippers tonight, right? Hopefully gives us more time to rest up for the next series. (Not easy with a Morris on the Clips.) Yeah. I want the Clips to take this to 7, and the Suns to finish out in 4. Give Paul's shoulder time to be 100% healthy, along with the rest of the team...
by Wormwood
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Draft
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Draft

My educated "gut" feeling is that the Suns will take a look at Trey Murphy III. Seems like a total James Jones guy. * Possibly the best shooter in the draft * 6-9, 7-1 wing span * Scouting report calls him a "great kid" with a "good head on his shoulders." Coachable. Co...
by Wormwood
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021
Replies: 209
Views: 2802

Re: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021

Nodack wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:25 pm
Didn’t the Suns came back from 3-1 in the Lakers series 2006?
Yes, they were one of the 13 teams to do it.
by Wormwood
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021
Replies: 209
Views: 2802

Re: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021

The good news: No NBA team has ever come back to win a 7 game series (or 5 game series, for that matter :P )after going down 3 games to 0. The next game is effectively do or die for Denver The good news: Only thirteen teams in the history of the NBA have come back from a 3-1 deficit. This makes game...
by Wormwood
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021
Replies: 209
Views: 2802

Re: Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021

History of best-of-seven series in NBA playoffs (since 1984) Below are statistics about the history of best-of-seven series since the 16-team playoff format began in 1984. The statistics are through the 2017 Playoffs. • Teams that win the first game of a best-of-seven series go on to win the series...
by Wormwood
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Playoffs Edition
Replies: 256
Views: 5944

Re: Suns News: Playoffs Edition

That was a great locker room clip. Glad they are celebrating Monty for getting his first series win. In my official playoff predictions, I picked us to win this series in 7 and then to lose to the Nuggets in the next round. But who knows? Jokic will be a nightmare matchup, but I don't know that the...
by Wormwood
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Playoffs Edition
Replies: 256
Views: 5944

Re: Suns News: Playoffs Edition

Ayton is becoming (surprisingly) a very good defensive player now. He finished 5th among centers in DRPM, and 11th overall in the NBA. Coming out of college, he had a rep of lack of focus and commitment on D, and that was the biggest knock on him. In his first few seasons, he had a lot of bad habits...
by Wormwood
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day Playoff Edition: Lakers (2-2) @ Suns (2-2), Tuesday 6/1/21
Replies: 243
Views: 2843

Re: Game Day Playoff Edition: Lakers (2-2) @ Suns (2-2), Tuesday 6/1/21

Without AD, Suns can ensure that Mikal or Crowder is on him all the time, even after switches and the P&R. You can also run a box 4 + 1 and other defensive stunts to make sure LeBron is always both double teamed, and one of them is a top defender. Without AD, and possibly KCP, it's a good gamble...
by Wormwood
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day: Suns (36-14) @ Clippers (34-18), Thur 4/8/21
Replies: 127
Views: 3156

Re: Game Day: Suns (36-14) @ Clippers (34-18), Thur 4/8/21

Hey Sose. I'm mostly worried about CP3 being fatigued. Ibaka is out, which is good for us. But, the Clippers are a deep, talented team. However... a win tonight might be enough to start the conversation on whether or not the Suns are a top tier competitor for the title. Taking out the 1st and 3rd te...
by Wormwood
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Week 13 3/15-3/21
Replies: 189
Views: 6682

Re: Suns News: Week 13 3/15-3/21

I'm not that high on Craig. Discount rack version of Abdel Nader. Same hustle, less skill, worse shooting. Defensive specialist with no offensive game. Good practice guy. I was really hoping the Suns would keep a spot open to bring in LA if he's waived or bought out. He would be a great fit in Phoen...
by Wormwood
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day: Grizzlies (17-18) @ Suns (25-12), Mon 3/15/21
Replies: 153
Views: 5286

Re: Game Day: Grizzlies (17-18) @ Suns (25-12), Mon 3/15/21

Once you get Covid you are pretty much immune and can’t spread it for at least 8 months minimum I believe. I had it and now I feel a lot more comfortable going out in public knowing I most likely can’t get it or spread it. Nothing is for certain. There are many strains now and nobody knows for sure...
by Wormwood
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14
Replies: 119
Views: 5368

Re: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14

Bobby Marks thinks Phoenix would be the best landing spot for Aldridge if he gets bought out. Problem is, if he's our back up C, that leaves Cam, Saric, Crowder, and Kaminsky fighting for minutes at the 4, and Bridges, Crowder, and Cam fighting for minutes at the 3. Given how effective Cam and Saric...
by Wormwood
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14
Replies: 119
Views: 5368

Re: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14

Kevin Pelton doesn't mention Phoenix in this.

https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/ ... stinations
by Wormwood
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14
Replies: 119
Views: 5368

Re: Suns News: Week 12 3/8-3/14



If Aldridge gets bought out, do we bring him in as a back up to Ayton as a true C?
by Wormwood
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Around the League: Week 11 3/1-3/7
Replies: 318
Views: 10543

Re: Around the League: Week 11 3/1-3/7

I would guess that Blake will end up on the Lakers (Blakers!) or Nets. If you're chasing a title, that's where you go. And you likely already had your agent figure out which team wanted you and for how much and what kind of role you would get, before working on a buy-out with your current team. Whe...
by Wormwood
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Around the League: Week 9 2/15-2/21
Replies: 212
Views: 8159

Re: Around the League: Week 9 2/15-2/21

Is there a market for Blake Griffin? If you want a PF who shoots 35%, sure. He wouldn't shoot 35% with CP3 feeding him. But, is there bad blood there? At vet min, is he a good pick up in a year of COVID (think Tim Thomas)? Is he better than Kaminsky? Saric? Hell no I wouldn't trade for him. But pic...
by Wormwood
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Around the League: Week 9 2/15-2/21
Replies: 212
Views: 8159

Re: Around the League: Week 9 2/15-2/21

So... if Griffin gets bought out (because, realistically, no one is going to trade for a $38M per year player with another year left who's playing badly), would we want to take a flier on him with a a vet min deal? How well did he get along with CP3? Given our woes at PF, does he fit as a big, physi...
by Wormwood
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day: Mavericks (0-0) @ Suns (0-0), Wed 12/23/20
Replies: 330
Views: 11110

Re: Game Day: Mavericks (0-0) @ Suns (0-0), Wed 12/23/20

My takeaways: * CP3 has looked like a bad fit with the offense alongside Booker in both preseason and in this game. This is worrying * Bridges is improving his offensive aggressiveness. We're going to have to pay him big. * Cam Johnson has expanded his game. He's a "Jones" guy, which means...
by Wormwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day (Preseason): Suns @ Jazz, Sat 12/12/20
Replies: 109
Views: 4562

Re: Game Day (Preseason): Suns @ Jazz, Sat 12/12/20

Out of shape and rusty I can handle. The big issues are: 1. Ball movement. Whole team full of 3pt shooters, and no one with the awareness to find an open mane on the perimeter. Pathetic. 2.Defense, specifically against 3 pointers. Most of Utah's 3 pointers are basically wide open. Suns act like it's...
by Wormwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Suns/NBA
Topic: Game Day (Preseason): Suns @ Jazz, Sat 12/12/20
Replies: 109
Views: 4562

Re: Game Day (Preseason): Suns @ Jazz, Sat 12/12/20

2/3rds of Utah's shots are three point attempts, and the Suns look shocked every time that it's a thing that's happening.