Game Day: Suns (20-30) @ Pistons (18-34), Wed 2/5/20

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Game Day: Suns (20-30) @ Pistons (18-34), Wed 2/5/20

Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:19 am

Time: 5:00 pm AZ (4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET)
Place: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

You think we're short-handed? Detroit has it even worse. Let's see if we can get back on the winning track. (And pull away from the losing pack.)

Go Suns!!!

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Post by Nodack » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:42 am

Life isn’t fair and then you die.

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Post by Mori Chu » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:12 am

Kennard trade subtext is in the air.

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Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:37 am

Nodack wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:42 am
Life isn’t fair and then you die.
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Post by djy2j » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 pm

First one to 80 wins! Kidding...sort of.

I expect the quality of play to be pretty low on both sides though. Drummond is the type of center Ayton doesn't do well against. Loves to play physical and crash the glass. Hoping for the aggressive Ayton tonight rather than the ultra passive sleepy Ayton.

Let's see if Booker bounces back and Bridges can have another good game.

I'd also like to see some arch on Rubio''s shot. Latley shots been looking like Mike Trout hitting baseballs.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (20-30) @ Pistons (18-34), Wed 2/5/20

Post by O_Gardino » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm

If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
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Post by In2ition » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:32 pm

djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 pm
First one to 80 wins! Kidding...sort of.

I expect the quality of play to be pretty low on both sides though. Drummond is the type of center Ayton doesn't do well against. Loves to play physical and crash the glass. Hoping for the aggressive Ayton tonight rather than the ultra passive sleepy Ayton.

Let's see if Booker bounces back and Bridges can have another good game.

I'd also like to see some arch on Rubio''s shot. Latley shots been looking like Mike Trout hitting baseballs.
I agree about Drummond being the type of center that gives Ayton problems and makes him passive to go to the basket.

I'm crossing my fingers that Booker will bounce back in front of family in Detroit. I think he will,

Rubio shoots a catapult type shot. I can't think of a single person that shoots that type of shot with little to no arc that is considered a good shooter.(please point one out if anyone can think of that person)
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm
If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
If he were playing which he isn't. He's been out on season ending knee surgery.
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Post by djy2j » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm

Superbone wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm
If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
If he were playing which he isn't.
I was confused by that post. I wasn't sure if it was eluding to Love not producing because he will be hurt like Griffin or that he didn't realize Griffin is out for the year.
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Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:55 pm

In2ition wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:32 pm
djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 pm
First one to 80 wins! Kidding...sort of.

I expect the quality of play to be pretty low on both sides though. Drummond is the type of center Ayton doesn't do well against. Loves to play physical and crash the glass. Hoping for the aggressive Ayton tonight rather than the ultra passive sleepy Ayton.

Let's see if Booker bounces back and Bridges can have another good game.

I'd also like to see some arch on Rubio''s shot. Latley shots been looking like Mike Trout hitting baseballs.
I agree about Drummond being the type of center that gives Ayton problems and makes him passive to go to the basket.

I'm crossing my fingers that Booker will bounce back in front of family in Detroit. I think he will,

Rubio shoots a catapult type shot. I can't think of a single person that shoots that type of shot with little to no arc that is considered a good shooter.(please point one out if anyone can think of that person)
It leaves little room for error when it's that flat.
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Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:56 pm

djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 pm
I'd also like to see some arch on Rubio''s shot. Latley shots been looking like Mike Trout hitting baseballs.
I got a nice chuckle out of that one. Kudos.
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Post by Split T » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:57 pm

djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Superbone wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm
If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
If he were playing which he isn't.
I was confused by that post. I wasn't sure if it was eluding to Love not producing because he will be hurt like Griffin or that he didn't realize Griffin is out for the year.
Pretty sure it was him implying that we’d be stuck with an injury prone, aging PF with an untradable contract. And very likely he’d be out hurt and providing nothing for us.

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Post by O_Gardino » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:13 pm

Split T wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:57 pm
djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Superbone wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm
If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
If he were playing which he isn't.
I was confused by that post. I wasn't sure if it was eluding to Love not producing because he will be hurt like Griffin or that he didn't realize Griffin is out for the year.
Pretty sure it was him implying that we’d be stuck with an injury prone, aging PF with an untradable contract. And very likely he’d be out hurt and providing nothing for us.
Yep that's what I meant.
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Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:06 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Split T wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:57 pm
djy2j wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Superbone wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:29 pm
If there really is anyone on the Kevin Love train, this game is for you. Watch the contribution the Pistons are getting from Blake Griffin (who is younger than Love) and think about getting something similar from Love over the next 3 years with 50 million more dollars guaranteed.
If he were playing which he isn't.
I was confused by that post. I wasn't sure if it was eluding to Love not producing because he will be hurt like Griffin or that he didn't realize Griffin is out for the year.
Pretty sure it was him implying that we’d be stuck with an injury prone, aging PF with an untradable contract. And very likely he’d be out hurt and providing nothing for us.
Yep that's what I meant.
Well, int that case, Griffin being out for the year still applies as a contribution to watch!!!

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Post by Cap » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:26 pm

Ayton probably thinks he’s playing great because his numbers are good. But he’s making everything easy for Drummond.
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Post by Gladiator » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:34 pm

Suns are shooting 70% from the field and losing. That’s not easy to do.

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:34 pm

Cap wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Ayton probably thinks he’s playing great because his numbers are good. But he’s making everything easy for Drummond.
It's not entirely on him. No one's helping the helper.

Also, Christian Wood just ate Diallo's lunch.

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:35 pm




For example, here. DA left to guard 3 players after Kelly's gaffe.

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:43 pm

Last 4 PHX possessions, 3 Carter 3s, 1 Rubio 3. 3 total points. Not great offense.

Monty has to do a better job staggering Booker and Ayton. If he's worried about not having Ayton in to match Drummond, then sub Booker out earlier.

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:43 pm

Mikal has to try and beat his man off the dribble. Never even tries.

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