Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

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Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by carey » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:14 pm

Two games this week before a 9 day break through All-Star weekend. Lets see if we can end on a somewhat positive note.

Last Week's Games
@ Brooklyn LOSS 119-97
@ Detroit LOSS 116-108
vs. Houston WIN! 127-91
vs. Milwaukee LOSS 117-108

This Week's Games

Monday, Feb. 10th @ LAL 10:30 PM EST
Wednesday, Feb. 12th vs. Golden State 9:00 PM EST

Suns Stories

Center of the Sun: Suns virtually out of the playoff race before the NBA All-Star break - https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2020 ... star-break

Devin Booker among 44 finalists for Team USA in lead-up to 2020 Olympics - https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2020 ... 0-olympics

Suns waive guard Tyler Johnson - https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ ... 710540002/

NBA Mock Draft: Will Suns get their point guard of the future in the 2020 NBA draft? - https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ ... 705638002/

NBA power rankings: Hope for Suns after the 2020 NBA trade deadline? - https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ ... 712572002/
Go Suns!

Og Snus!

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by INFORMER » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 pm

I'd be ok with bringing Bender back to finish the season. He has been solid in the G League this year.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Shabazz » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 pm

I wish I knew how to quit Bender.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by AmareIsGod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 pm
I wish I knew how to quit Bender.
Stop cheering for passive white stiffs. It's easy.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:55 pm

I didn’t see anything in that video that made me believe he’d be significantly improved. The biggest difference I saw were the G-League defenders.
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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by The Bobster » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:21 pm

Problem is, Bender should have been playing in the D-League/G-League three years ago.
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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by SunsRIt » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:30 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:55 pm
I didn’t see anything in that video that made me believe he’d be significantly improved. The biggest difference I saw were the G-League defenders.
He did look tougher with the beard.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:31 am

I wonder how much it would take to sign Serge Ibaka?

Would 3yr/$60M be enough?

Otherwise, going hard after Harrell/Grant and Bertans would be encouraging to me.
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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:28 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:31 am
I wonder how much it would take to sign Serge Ibaka?

Would 3yr/$60M be enough?

Otherwise, going hard after Harrell/Grant and Bertans would be encouraging to me.
Isn't Ibaka like 38 years old? He looked done to me 2-3 years ago.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by ShelC » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:34 am

No interest in Ibaka.

I am wondering about Tristan Thompson, whom JJ played with in Cleveland. Don't love his game or his fit unless it's at the right price and he's coming off the bench, which seems far fetched.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Shabazz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:34 am

I've thought about Ibaka. He's a fairly good fit. And Mori, he's been somewhat revitalized in Toronto.

Ultimately, I wouldn't want to commit long-term to him. There's Tyson Chandler potential there.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Split T » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:34 pm

He’s not much of a shot blocker anymore, but he’s a reliable stretch 4. He’s averaging 16/8 and shooting 40% from 3

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by ShelC » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 pm

Why would Ibaka, at his age, come to Phoenix when he's won a title and Toronto is still contending?

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Post by Split T » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:35 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Why would Ibaka, at his age, come to Phoenix when he's won a title and Toronto is still contending?
I don’t think he would, but money is the obvious answer.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Shabazz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:39 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Why would Ibaka, at his age, come to Phoenix when he's won a title and Toronto is still contending?
The same reason Tyson Chandler came here:



Which is why I don't want to sign him.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Shabazz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:39 pm

I predict we'll trade our first rounder for Aaron Gordon this summer.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by ShelC » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:42 pm

I don't think we'd blow money on Ibaka. Tristan Thompson maybe but not Ibaka.

And Gordon may well be in our sights. I think that's where Kelly's name came up in trade talks.

I also wonder about Horford if the Sixers look to get out of his deal in the summer.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Indy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:49 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:39 pm
I predict we'll trade our first rounder for Aaron Gordon this summer.
Ug. Just what we need. A poor shooting,mediocre rebounding PF that doesn't play defense.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Shabazz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:57 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Shabazz wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:39 pm
I predict we'll trade our first rounder for Aaron Gordon this summer.
Ug. Just what we need. A poor shooting,mediocre rebounding PF that doesn't play defense.
He's actually a good defender. Not a great rebounder, but very solid defensively. He's been miscast in Orlando. He tries to do too much offensively. I think he'd do well here if it's clear he's not the 1st or 2nd option, which he wouldn't be.

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Re: Suns News: Week 16 2/10-2/16

Post by Indy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:58 pm

I'd rather try and sign Christian Wood who is an UFA this summer.

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