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The Suns are not going to make the playoffs. They have nice young talent. They need to keep drafting well and they might make the playoffs in 2-3 years as the make up of the conference changes. The West is just too stacked. 

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On 10/2/2017 at 9:28 AM, JakePA_Titan said:

Lol. Serious question or troll attempt?

 

They do have serious talent in the backcourt. I think it would be hard, but you never know.

Been a fan ever since I moved to San Diego in 2000. I drove from Nashville to California and I stopped in Phoenix to sleep I nearly ended up staying Arizona is probably the best place to live in the country if you can stand the heat. I remember the run and shoot days with Steve Nash Amare and The rest of the boys. 

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It's been hard I usually drive out to games or drive up to watch them play the lakers or clippers. When you've constantly been a loser past 5 years it's hard to want to keep spending money on traveling 

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On 10/2/2017 at 11:35 AM, Bink said:

The Suns are not going to make the playoffs. The West is just too stacked. 

Way too stacked, you practically have to win 50 games to finish in the top 8 these days.

Golden State, Houston, San Antonio, OKC, and Utah are all locks.

Then Minnesota, Portland, New Orleans, and the Clippers will fight for the other spots.

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Utah is not a lock although I'm not completely writing them off due to losing Hayward.

 

Pelicans are not that good imo and I believe they will end up trading Cousins at some point. Don't think they make the playoffs.

 

Portland barely made it last year and they didn't get better at all.

 

Memphis got worse, they will fall out of the playoffs this year. Clippers could potentially fall out as well.

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48 minutes ago, JakePA_Titan said:

Utah is not a lock although I'm not completely writing them off due to losing Hayward.

 

Pelicans are not that good imo and I believe they will end up trading Cousins at some point. Don't think they make the playoffs.

 

Portland barely made it last year and they didn't get better at all.

 

Memphis got worse, they will fall out of the playoffs this year. Clippers could potentially fall out as well.

Yeah. You have to pencil in Golden State, San Antonio, Houston, and Oklahoma city. Not just in it, but contenders. Next I think the Wolves are a virtual lock with Jimmy Butler. 

 

Who else? You have three of Memphis, Dallas, Portland, Denver, Clippers, Jazz, and Pelicans. Phoenix, LA, and Sacramento just don't have the fire power yet. I think it's pretty safe to lump Dallas in that group too. 

 

Right now I'd say Memphis, Denver, and Portland sneak in--but those are mainly my preferences. Jazz are weird. I like Rubio on that team and we might see a Hood evolution. We're about to find out how good Gobert really is.  

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2 hours ago, Bink said:

Yeah. You have to pencil in Golden State, San Antonio, Houston, and Oklahoma city. Not just in it, but contenders. Next I think the Wolves are a virtual lock with Jimmy Butler. 

 

Who else? You have three of Memphis, Dallas, Portland, Denver, Clippers, Jazz, and Pelicans. Phoenix, LA, and Sacramento just don't have the fire power yet. I think it's pretty safe to lump Dallas in that group too. 

 

Right now I'd say Memphis, Denver, and Portland sneak in--but those are mainly my preferences. Jazz are weird. I like Rubio on that team and we might see a Hood evolution. We're about to find out how good Gobert really is.  

Ultimately I like Portland, Denver, and the Jazz. But I could see any of them not making it and the Clippers being a team that get in over one of those 3.

 

Not writing off the Lakers either. Even if it's unlikely.

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Utah may not be a lock, but I think they might beat out OKC to win their division, unless Minnesota wins it which is a distinct possibility. That division will be the most competitive in the West, all 5 teams in the Northwest should be playoff contenders.

The only contenders in the Pacific are the Clippers and Warriors, and probably just barely for the Clippers only because it's such a weak division which Golden State will win by 20 games.

The Southwest has two great teams, but not much else. The Pelicans could fight for the 8th seed along with the Clippers and maybe Portland, or whoever finishes last in the NW.

Dallas is by far the worst Texas team right now, and Memphis may not be that much better with what should be the worst offense in the NBA.

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22 hours ago, Oiler FANatic said:

Utah may not be a lock, but I think they might beat out OKC to win their division, unless Minnesota wins it which is a distinct possibility. That division will be the most competitive in the West, all 5 teams in the Northwest should be playoff contenders.

The only contenders in the Pacific are the Clippers and Warriors, and probably just barely for the Clippers only because it's such a weak division which Golden State will win by 20 games.

The Southwest has two great teams, but not much else. The Pelicans could fight for the 8th seed along with the Clippers and maybe Portland, or whoever finishes last in the NW.

Dallas is by far the worst Texas team right now, and Memphis may not be that much better with what should be the worst offense in the NBA.

:4_joy:

 

So OKC isn't a lock either then?

 

Utah isn't a lock yet they may beat out OKC. They lose Hayward as OKC gains PG and they getting out down by Utah....

 

:cj2k:

 

West keeps getting tougher and tougher. 

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On 10/10/2017 at 10:01 PM, JakePA_Titan said:

So OKC isn't a lock either then? West keeps getting tougher and tougher. 

They're certainly not a lock to win the deepest division in the NBA, that's for sure. Minnesota or Utah could easily beat them out, all this talk of the Thunder challenging the Warriors is an absolute joke! OKC is at best the 4th seed in the West.

 

They will have to rely on Melo, Russ, and George for most of their scoring since Roberson can rarely be relied on to contribute at all on offense. And Westbrook barely plays any more defense than Melo, so PG13 will be their only player who they can rely on both ends of the court. But since Melo and Westbrook are such selfish players, it's unlikely that Paul George will get the ball enough to score more than 16-18 PPG.

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Holy shit what a shit show this team has become. This is what happens when we have a cheap ass owner that doesn’t pay players and a front office that keeps scrubs and trades away guys like Dragic and Thomas. We got blown out 40 plus points and look like a JV team. Now we fired our head coach who had no business being a head coach and Bledsoe is gonna be traded any minute. Damn, what happened to the run and gun team I fell in love with. 

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It’s just maddening when a owner and front office ruins a team. The Sixers, Knicks, Suns, Magic, Kings and Nets are all losers because of their ownership and front office staffs. 

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Could be worse.

 

Hopefully y'all can find a good coach (and maybe new GM?), get something promising from Bledsoe and move on. Build around Devin Booker. 

 

Would imagine y'all have decent cap space. Maybe get someone to come play with Booker. 

 

Yes, Earl was a waste of time.

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