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    Some early metrics on the Suns

    http://www.thenbageek.com/teams/pho

    http://www.82games.com/1213/1213PHO.HTM

    Not a lot here that should surprise. Gortat and Dragic both rate very well. Gortat by far our most important player in terms of on court/off court stats, largely because of our lack of front court depth.

    Some really small sample sizes for the end of the bench guys skew their numbers, however Morris current rates as one of the worst players in basketball. Was nice to see him show a pulse at the end of last game, his only slightly positive appearance all year. His rating are stunningly bad though, especially given the large amount of minutes he has received.

    Michael Beasley is continuing his career trend of being a total disaster. Only 8 games in and his "win shares" point to him single handedly costing the Suns in the neighborhood of 8 victories over the course of the season. His true shooting numbers are among the worst in basketball.

    But back on the good news. I liked the Dragic signing but I think we all were somewhat concerned that the numbers he put up as a starter last year in Houston were an aberration, but so far we have gotten a very good Dragic, especially in terms of shooting efficiency. And Gortat, while down his last game, is actually an improved player so far this year, especially defensively. The fears of his demise with no Nash seem should calm.

    Despite an awful start to the year offensively Dudley has managed to have a more positive than negative impact.

    Small sample size but so far Wes Johnson is who the Wolves thought he was. (-4.7 production!) He will be probably be playing in Singapore this time next year.

    But again... I knew Morris was playing very very poorly, but these stats are horrific. Giving up a 25.7 PER to his opponent while putting up a 7.9 for himself. Horrific. Still has time to turn it around but right now he is producing at a level well below what you would expect from even a D-League player.

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    cant argue the numbers, Beasley and Morris both look terrible.

    Wesley Johnson will be out the league soon

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    I am frustrated with Beasly. It is upsetting. He is shooting below 40%. I do not see how gentry ever thought the offense should "go through him". This is all IMO. Not trying to upset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Biggs View Post
    I am frustrated with Beasly. It is upsetting. He is shooting below 40%. I do not see how gentry ever thought the offense should "go through him". This is all IMO. Not trying to upset
    I have a feeling Beasley will be coming off the bench in the near future. Start Brown and Tucker over Dudley and Beasley.
    Let Beasley try to be the go to guy off the bench.

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    ^^^^W's are more important than Individual stats. Its time for Gents to stop playing favorites and start the players that are producing.

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    I hadn't noticed that Morris was defending so poorly.

    Beasley would be more productive offensively if he drove more and tried to finish at the rim instead of taking low percentage iso jumpers. He'd get to the FT line more too.

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