Game Day: Suns (16-54) @ Pelicans (30-41), Sat 3/16/19

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Game Day: Suns (16-54) @ Pelicans (30-41), Sat 3/16/19

Post by Superbone » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 am

Time: 4:00 pm AZ (4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

I just hope to see the guys stay competitive like they did in Houston. Look for Josh Jackson to have a big game. ;)

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Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:40 am

Superbone wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 am
Time: 4:00 pm AZ (4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

I just hope to see the guys stay competitive like they did in Houston. Look for Josh Jackson to have a big game. ;)

Go Suns!!!

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'Bone I see you are trying to get this thread go off the rails way before the game starts sigh lol :)
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Re: Game Day: Suns (16-54) @ Pelicans (30-41), Sat 3/16/19

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:16 am

Superbone wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 am
Time: 4:00 pm AZ (4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

I just hope to see the guys stay competitive like they did in Houston. Look for Josh Jackson to have a big game. ;)

Go Suns!!!

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:16 am
Superbone wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 am
Time: 4:00 pm AZ (4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET)
Place: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

I just hope to see the guys stay competitive like they did in Houston. Look for Josh Jackson to have a big game. ;)

Go Suns!!!

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Fun fact...only two players that currently get minutes for us have negative on/off court numbers.

Jamal Crawford at -10
And Josh Jackson at -.7

Trevor Ariza, Tyson Chandler, Ryan Anderson, Isaiah Canaan all had big negative on/off court numbers.

Our highest positive numbers

Troy Daniels +7.7
Mikal Bridges +4.7
Kelly Oubre +4.2

Holmes and Booker are next.

Curious if we’ve ever played a Booker/Daniels/Bridges/Oubre/Holmes lineup

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Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 am

On a serious note though
Randle is on a tear, scoring 45 last night and we always struggle with his strength at the PF spot
If we try the Bender, Josh, Bridges rotation we did last time it's probably not gonna go well. Holmes is the only person on the team who would battle him but we're not gonna use that lineup
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Re: Game Day: Suns (16-54) @ Pelicans (30-41), Sat 3/16/19

Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:25 am

I don’t think Anthony Davis played last night, is he playing tonight?

We need to keep either Holmes or Ayton on Randle

Side note:
How would people feel about going after Randle in free agency?

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Post by Superbone » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 am

Split T wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am
Fun fact...only two players that currently get minutes for us have negative on/off court numbers.

Jamal Crawford at -10
And Josh Jackson at -.7

Trevor Ariza, Tyson Chandler, Ryan Anderson, Isaiah Canaan all had big negative on/off court numbers.

Our highest positive numbers

Troy Daniels +7.7
Mikal Bridges +4.7
Kelly Oubre +4.2

Holmes and Booker are next.

Curious if we’ve ever played a Booker/Daniels/Bridges/Oubre/Holmes lineup
>Trevor Ariza, Tyson Chandler, Ryan Anderson, Isaiah Canaan all had big negative on/off court numbers.

However, their off-team numbers are fantastic. We've played a lot better without them. :)
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Post by ShelC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:33 am

I love Randle. It'd be interesting to see him next to Ayton, that's for sure. Should be another physical night for Holmes. Can't wait to see it.

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am



Randle might drop 40 again with Bender and the wings covering him.

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:27 am

ShelC wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:33 am
I love Randle. It'd be interesting to see him next to Ayton, that's for sure. Should be another physical night for Holmes. Can't wait to see it.
Randle is interesting...he’s not a great fit next to Ayton, but Randle has improved as a shooter and I think they’d be ok. I don’t know that we’ll have the cap space to sign him though...we’ll see on that.

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Post by Superbone » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 am

I like Randle's aggression. That's for sure.
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Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:37 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am


Randle might drop 40 again with Bender and the wings covering him.
Yea basically
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Post by JeremyG » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:35 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:25 am
Side note:
How would people feel about going after Randle in free agency?
I wanted Randle last summer. And we could have had him for cheap, too! I don't know if we can afford him now, plus he'll have a lot of options after the year he's had. If he wants to come here, though, we could probably make it work.

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:40 pm

JeremyG wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Split T wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:25 am
Side note:
How would people feel about going after Randle in free agency?
I wanted Randle last summer. And we could have had him for cheap, too! I don't know if we can afford him now, plus he'll have a lot of options after the year he's had. If he wants to come here, though, we could probably make it work.
I wonder if NO would be interested in say Josh Jackson at all. I imagine they know Randle is leaving and I’m not sure they’re all that interested in keeping him around anyways. A sign and trade where we send Jackson would allow us to offer another 5 million or so to the contract.

Assuming we keep Oubre and Holmes and our draft pick, that would be a contract starting in the 15-18 million range.

If they want Warren, we could start a contract in the 21-24 million range.

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Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:37 pm

https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/1107029867827286017

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Post by bajanguy008 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:54 pm

Melton goes from stuck behind Crawford and curiously out of the rotation to starting tonight

https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/1107043743792877569

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Think I’d put Ayton on Randle and Bender on AD

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Think I’d put Ayton on Randle and Bender on AD
Which is what we do and AD gets a dunk

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 pm

Kevin Ray making the Julius Randle-Zion Williamson comp. I think I’ve heard it on here before too. It’s pretty good. Of course you need to add Zion’s elite athleticism.

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Post by Split T » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:20 pm

Booker with a deeep 3, looks good early!

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