Suns News: Week 20 5/3-5/9

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Well, if there is one team that could beat the Lakers on any given night for one game, it’s the Warriors.
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Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

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Superbone wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Well, if there is one team that could beat the Lakers on any given night for one game, it’s the Warriors.
I’d probably go with the Nets ;)...but ya the Warriors are a better option than the Grizzlies
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This is a cool stat from this article about the playoff teams.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/314 ... -teams-mix

The Suns have been historically efficient on one often forgotten area of the floor: the midrange. Led by Paul (first in the league in midrange makes) and Booker (fourth in the league), Phoenix shot 47.4% from that area during the regular season, the highest percentage by any team in the past 20 seasons. -- Vincent Johnson
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Hanson's take here is basically how everyone felt "luv the kid, luv the bubble, rooting for the kid" but just weren't sure if we should be trusting him as the main backup and that was fair because there wasn't much to go on. We talked at length about CP3 potential impact on Book n DA but surely Cam's growth is linked to that relationship 8-) 8-)



Full credit to him for staying the course and repaying Monty belief in him. Hope his growth continues, excuse the shameless plug :oops: :D

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Post by bajanguy008 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:53 am
Now doing my due diligence because he's on the Suns I didn't even realize he been in the league so long I just knew he was picked 14th. To those like myself who might not have known it was the Booker draft (13) then Cam then Oubre 15 how crazy is that. I know it's always easy or tempting to say a player is trash but sometimes it's just as simple as confidence and opportunity. His career been a wash so far and maybe he needed this recent extended stint in the G League to have things come together for him. We often say here that a player wasn't ready but watch him go to a better situation/organization and produce so why for once can't we be the ones getting a late bloomer

The irony is the players we have wished for/targeted recently is the G League poster boy FVV , Dinwiddie also had three stints in the G League and then there is also Seth who took a while to find his way

So yes it's just been a few games but it would not be far fetched that a random signing like this although Monty knew him as a rookie ends up being a solid guy for us
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The Cam Payne story is great. I am so glad he has prospered after taking the hard road and we get the benefits.

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I was very much in the "I love what he did in the bubble, but there is no way we can trust him to be a primary back up PG, especially when CP3 is known to miss games." And I know that Payne is peaking at the right time, and wasn't this god all season, but I am so glad to be wrong about this. He stepped up big time this last month, and I hope it continues into the playoffs.

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Cam Payne & Book since April 1st
10.8 pts, 19.6 mpg, 4.1/8.3 FG , 1.6/3.3 3FG, 1.0/1.1 FT, 2.7 RBDs, 3.6 Ast, 1.1 Stocks, 1.0 TO

25.7 pts, 33.8 mpg, 9.1/19.5 FG, 1.6/5.0 3FG, 5.9/6.6 FT, 4.3 RBS, 4.0 Ast, .8 Stocks, 2.7 TOs

per 36:
19.8 ppg/ 6.6 ast / 5.0 rbs / 2 stcks / 1.8 TOs on 49.5/48.7/88.9 shooting splits

27.4 / 4.3 / 4.6 / .85 / 2.9 TOs on 46.5/31.7/89.3 splits

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Decent season summary in one tweet

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Sarver also said he is willing to pay the luxury tax in order to keep this team together and add additional players to get better.

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I'm sure he'd also say he has a 12" johnson. And I'm not talking about Cam.
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Cam Johnson is only 12 inches tall? Damn...

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Didn't wanna share this to then get everyone riled up as Sarver comes out from the shadows but guess someone would have posted it anyways

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Silly me couldn't help but tune into some stuff to get a feel for the National buzz. No surprise that the Lakers and actually Warriors too getting the nod over us

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Growth

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I hope Payne keeps breaking out in the playoffs and we have to pay him too this summer.
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I mean, if he breaks out so much to the point of using Accutane...I'm here for it.

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bajanguy008 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 12:26 am
Didn't wanna share this to then get everyone riled up as Sarver comes out from the shadows but guess someone would have posted it anyways

I don't see this as a bad thing at all.

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