[Game] Kings @ Suns - Monday, Oct. 23 - 7 PT

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by VF21, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    So...we saw the good against the Mavs, and the ugly against the Nuggets. I can't complete the analogy, however, as even though we lost to the Rockets it wasn't really "bad."

    Life happened during half-time of the Nuggets game, so I didn't get to watch the second half. As I said in the grades thread, it appears as though the Great God Naismith may have done me a big favor in that regard. Just reading the game thread comments and posts afterwards, it sounds like all the wheels fell off the bus, which then slid off the road and into a ravine.

    With a young team, we're gonna have highs and lows. We're gonna have nights where they look ready to play in June and we're gonna have nights where they look like they shouldn't be playing at all. All I'm really hoping for this year is to see progress as they get to know each other's games and what the coaches expect of them.

    I haven't seen any late reports on Bogs, but I'd certainly like to see him out there very soon. I know he's just an anxious to get going as we are to see him. He's gonna be fun to watch.

    WCS apparently reads message boards (?) since he seems to get better in the areas where we've criticized him the most. ;) If that's true, I think we should start a thread about his lack of shot-blocking. Okay, I'm just kidding so don't start the thread. Really.

    This game is gonna be tough. I look at their potential starting lineup of Bledsoe, Booker, Warren, Chriss and Chandler and it doesn't bode well. I also don't like that they're currently 0-3. That makes them hungry. EDIT: And it looks like they're gonna be playing for a different head coach.

    My guess is that Joerger is going to stick with his starting lineup of Hill, Hield, Jackson, Z-Bo and WCS. While I think there may be better combinations out there, I'm pretty sure Joerger isn't going to change things up on the road. If everyone was available, I'd be tempted to throw caution to the winds and go with Fox, Bogs, Temple, Skal and WCS. If nothing else, they'd be QUICK. Bring the vets in when the kids have run the legs off the Suns. ;)
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  2. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

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  3. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

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  4. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Or it could be the early signs of FOXITIS! ;)

    Timewise, it looks like the Bledsoe tweet pre-dates the firing by an hour or so. Hrm...
  5. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    It's not good news for us, if Coach Earl Watson is fired. That means Phoenix is actually going to start trying
  6. jcwkings

    jcwkings Well-Known Member

    They just fired their coach, Bledsoe publicly wants out, 0-3 start. We will either see an inspired Suns team or a team in free fall. One thing to look out for is a possible Josh Jackson suspension. He made a gesture to a fan of a gun and pulling the trigger. NBA will not like that one bit.
  7. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

  8. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    Unless you're just there to collect a check or looking to put up numbers in a contract year, who would want to play for the Suns right now? I wonder if this was because of the coach, or because the coach got fired?

    But Bledsoe has been around for awhile, from when Phx was flirting with the playoffs, and now no hope to contend for a playoff spot for years, I'd be asking out too if I was him.

    Good for us come Monday, also, with our bad PR the last few years and general frustrations I kind of like vulturing on other western conference teams woes.

    Yes I'm petty, I've earned it.
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  9. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    My god, if we lose to the Suns... then every King's fan site will implode
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  10. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    Better odds they will be a complete mess. We really need to get up by 20 or so in the first half and bury them early.
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  11. c-webb1s#1

    c-webb1s#1 Well-Known Member

    Classic case of "team playing waaaay harder to prove it was the coach, and not them-syndrome".
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  12. c-webb1s#1

    c-webb1s#1 Well-Known Member

    I can forgive the team for the Nuggets game. Back to back in the mile high city...for their home opener. Doesn't get much tougher for a young team than that.
  13. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    At least we can say with certainty at this point in time...."We are not the Suns!"
  14. allrightythen

    allrightythen Well-Known Member

    I've seen that happen a lot. Guys come out playing crazy hard after the coach is fired. I would never want to play a team 1st game after a coach gets fired.
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  15. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

  16. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Well....In regards to the Bledsoe tweet there are 2 potential reasons for the Bledsoe tweet

    1. Players couldn't stand Earl Watson and or his philosophies and basically didnt play hard

    2. Players really liked Earl Watson and got news that Watson was going to be fired which pissed off Bledsoe
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  17. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I wish I could say I feel badly, but ... hey, it's not us. Life is good. :p
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  18. c-webb1s#1

    c-webb1s#1 Well-Known Member

    hahaha yup! It's nice to not be the losers of the bunch :p
  19. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    I'll be at this one. The Suns have been a train wreck so far, losing two games by 30+ all ready and firing their coach three games into the season. Very winnable game here.
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  20. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    Is that a dumpster fire in Phoenix?
  21. jcwkings

    jcwkings Well-Known Member

    This is one where the vets have to take the lead and pounce on the Suns early. If they play defense the way they've been playing the first three games, our guards, especially Fox will be able to get to the rim at will. Put Temple on Booker and let Zbo and Skal work on their PF's. I think they start TJ Warren at the 4 and Chriss is the backup.
  22. c-webb1s#1

    c-webb1s#1 Well-Known Member

    We just walked out of a 10 year, continuous dumpster fire. We know what they look like, and this is definitely a genuine, GRADE A, DUMPSTER FIRE!

    LIVE: Phoenix, AZ 10/22/2017 7:53 PST
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  23. KestrelKing

    KestrelKing Active Member

    I will never understand these idiots who want a trade, so they publicly trash their trade value. Smh.
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  24. LA King Fan II

    LA King Fan II Active Member

    I saw Bogs is probable. I've wanted him to play over Hield. Can't imagine he won't tonight.
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  25. Joshoua

    Joshoua Well-Known Member

    Wouldn’t he play over JJ at SF
  26. LA King Fan II

    LA King Fan II Active Member

    2 guard to me. But....
  27. HndsmCelt

    HndsmCelt Well-Known Member

    Does anybody even know who is gong to coach the dumpster fire in the desert? Watson and Okur are gone and so are two more assistant coaches. So strange to be the fan that is calling another team a train wreck...

    And then there is this...

    Phoenix Suns Insider @InsiderSuns
    Eric Bledsoe met with the team today and was sent home according to @ChrisBHaynes. He will not play in tonight’s ga… https://t.co/wXncrH24HZ

    10/23/2017, 10:13:16 AM
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  28. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    It's all speculation on our part......and I LOVE it.....but Bledsoe is told to stay home and the team is engaged with others on trade talk regarding Bledsoe......that is per twitter. Chriss not playing much......Watson putting hammer down on the young guy to be better?
  29. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    Today would be an excellent day for Bogs to debut and show out!
  30. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    CBS has him as game time decision.

    They also say Bledsoe won't be playing until the 25th.

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