Game Thread PRESEASON GAME# 4: SUNS @ BLAZERS - OCTOBER 10, 2018 - WEDNESDAY, 7:00 PM (PDT), NBCSNW

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Which do you enjoy more?

This poll will close on Oct 2, 2019 at 9:01 PM.
  1. Preseason

    37.2%
  2. Summer League

    62.8%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    ELIE OKOBO VS SETH CURRY

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    JOSH JACKSON VS NIK STAUSKAS

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    TREVOR ARIZA VS JAKE LAYMAN

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    RYAN ANDERSON VS AL-FAROUQ AMINU

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    DEANDRE AYTON VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PDT), WEDNESDAY, 10/10/2018

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:

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    --------------BENCH--------------


    -------- PHOENIX SUNS --------
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    ISAIAH CANAAN , SHAQUILLE HARRISON
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    DE'ANTHONY MELTON , TROY DANIELS
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    DAVON REED , GEORGE KING
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    MIKAL BRIDGES , TJ WARREN
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    DARRELL ARTHUR , RICHAUN HOLMES
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    DRAGAN BENDER , TYSON CHANDLER


    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    GARY PAYTON II, WADE BALDWIN IV
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    ANFERNEE SIMONS , CAMERON OLIVER
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    CALEB SWANIGAN , ZACH COLLINS
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    CHINANU ONUAKU , MEYERS LEONARD





    INJURIES

    SUNS
    Devin Booker (right hand): OUT
    Mikal Bridges (left elbow sprain): OUT
    Darrell Arthur (personal): OUT

    TRAIL BLAZERS

    Moe Harkless (right ankle): PROBABLE
    Damian Lillard (rest): OUT
    CJ McCollum (rest): OUT
    Gary Trent Jr. (right quadricep): OUT
    Evan Turner (left shoulder): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    IGOR KOKOSKOV --- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL SUNS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES

     
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  2. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!
     
  3. KingSpeed

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    So excited to be at this game!!! I voted for summer league. The whole NBA goes to one city but it’s really low key and affordable. It’s your first glimpse of rookies and there seems to be something on the line. Preseason is meaningless. I missed tonight’s game and don’t mind.
     
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  4. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Preseason is a lot more meaningful than summer league. Summer league is pick up basketball while rotations/roles can be decided by preseason games.

    I do enjoy summer league more though, just because it’s the first look at the rookies. It allows you to dream.
     
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  5. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Hold on, you think there is more on the line at summer league? What?
     
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  6. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    There's a tournament with a championship. What is there for preseason...?
     
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  7. Strenuus

    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Realizations that some aren't as good as we thought. :MARIS61:
     
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  8. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    I think the Suns won't be awful this season.
     
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  9. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Like the majority of your posts #BAM
     
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  10. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Rotation minutes for the actual team?
     
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    Poll question: undoubtedly preseason. Especially the way Stotts coaches preseason. You get to see everyone. And over the course of the preseason, you can see if people have or haven't developed and that kind of stuff...
     
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  12. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I enjoy Summer League, it marks that start of a new year. You get a lot of interviews from GM’s / Coaches / Players where they talk about the direction of their teams and things like that. I just prefer that atmosphere over preseason.
     
  13. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    Summer League. Because Vegas.
     
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    Get over yourself Rook!
     
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    I don’t want to see the starters. They look ready to go. I want to see the guys fighting for minutes and roles. I even want to see more of Oliver, because we still need to fill those two ways spots. Unless they know what they have and are just trying to sneak him on there, I’d like to see him play.
     
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    I thought the same way until I had to sit 20 feet from the court and watch that disaster of a 4th quarter last night.

    But jokes aside, I agree. And yes, Oliver. I'd much rather watch Oliver that Swanigan. These bench guys obviously need to find their stride. I know they are better than they've shown thus far (at least I really hope they are).
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Biggie would’ve been cut by now if he wasn’t a draft pick. Instead Neil is probably already prepping his speech next training camp about Biggies “third year jump.”
     
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  18. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    "The Suns are a team built to lose 50 games while regretting that they didn’t lose more."

    BNM
     
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  19. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Just looking at that starting line up makes it obvious why the Suns fired Ryan McDonough. What isn't so obvious is why it took so long.

    The Suns pulled off the rare combination of finishing dead last in both offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency last season.

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    It's actually quite difficult to suck so badly on both sides of the ball. The time to fire him would have been the morning after the last game of the regular season (or better still, three years ago).

    BNM
     
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    Im gonna disagree here. I think the suns fired him because he ‘wronged’ the wrong person. The timing makes it sound like theres way more to this then basketball.

    Also I think theyve been tanking, I dont think they’ve been trying to be good. They got Booker and now if Aytons as good as advertised, they arent that far away from being make a 76ers like jump in a couple years.

    I get that they just sucked, but it always felt like that was by design as they accumated lottery players hoping some would pan out.
     

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