Suns News: Coronavirus Break

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:17 pm

Cool. A little over a month away from Suns basketball on TV.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by INFORMER » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:53 am

Good article on The Athletic about Aaron Gordon:

https://theathletic.com/1841167/2020/05 ... on-future/
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by 3rdside » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:09 am

Finally forced the issue of signing up to The Athletic, good price too at £2.49 a month.

He’s appealing still but I’m much less into him because of the shooting, which the article also makes clear is his weakness.

We’ve already got a bad 2pt shooter in Rubio so the two of them together, not least at the expense of a better player / shooter in Oubre, doesn’t make a lot of sense .. unless the price is right, but I’m in no rush at this stage to find out what that is.

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by O_Gardino » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:11 pm

I'm very skeptical that the season restart will happen. Last week was an all time high in national confirmed cases, and deaths have started rising again as well.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Indy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:55 am

O_Gardino wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:11 pm
I'm very skeptical that the season restart will happen. Last week was an all time high in national confirmed cases, and deaths have started rising again as well.
this. I realize Silver needs to find a way to make his bosses money, and half of them don't care if we lose 2-3% of the NBA/arena support staff, or even a few players. But this is getting out of hand pretty quickly.

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Mori Chu » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:41 pm

I think the straw that broke the season's back is the fact that Florida is surging as one of the very worst states in the nation for COVID cases. It won't be safe there. I think in the next 1-2 weeks a wave of players are going to start backing out, and once that starts to happen, they'll fold the season.

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:30 am

SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by O_Gardino » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:22 am

bajanguy008 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:30 am
Subscribed. Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Nodack » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am

Is that an old photo ar are they completely abandoning social distancing?

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:19 pm

Nodack wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am
Is that an old photo ar are they completely abandoning social distancing?
Old. If you read the newsletter, she received a bunch of media photos where she was in the middle of things in better times.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by wpmiller42 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 pm

That's too bad. I didn't know she had been laid off at The Athletic. I enjoyed reading her coverage there. Thanks for posting that; I subscribed to her newsletter.

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Shabazz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:18 pm

Bleh. I’m sure it’s an Orlando deal with a second year team-option, so no risk. But he’s sucked his whole career and we need a 3/4-type way more than another blah PG.

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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Split T » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Ya that’s a weird one
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by INFORMER » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:24 pm

Why no Allonzo Trier?
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Split T » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:30 pm

Ya that would make more sense.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by INFORMER » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:32 pm

Payne was better last year than he has been his entire career, and he was having a really good year in the G League this season.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:35 pm

Payne is certainly worth a look. A two-year deal? I'd like to see the numbers on that.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by Split T » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm

Wouldn’t be hard to be better than what we’ve currently got. I guess at some point one of these backup pg’s will hit, just kinda comical the number we’ve gone through. Also a decent amount of the one’s we’ve let go have gone on to be successful elsewhere.
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Re: Suns News: Coronavirus Break

Post by The Bobster » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:15 pm

Less than impressed.
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