Grange is saying Phoenix signed Ennis cause they wanted Ennis.
Bledsoe's a RFA and looking less and less like he'll be back and Dragic has 2 years left on his deal. It does make sense to take a guy like Ennis who you can groom for a couple years.
People hate when their draft predictions are wrong.
If a person thinks Player A should be taken 10th for example and they go 5th, they call that a huge reach and a bad pick.
If a person thinks Player A should be taken 10th and they go 20th, they call that a huge steal and a great pick.
Then there's the whole issue of confirmation bias/groupthink with the 1000s of mocks out there and people assuring themselves that we were taking Capela or Ennis at 20. Expect the unexpected when it comes to drafts guys, they're unpredictable.
Imo if more teams knew about Bruno he goes in the lottery.
Referring to the original post, I would've enjoyed receiving a donut for John Salmons.
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I also hate how people are saying we should've just traded down. So many issues with that baseless assumption.
1.) Trade down might not have even been available, maybe nobody wanted to trade up to 20.
2.) Bruno may not have been available later on, for all we know the Thunder were gonna take him at 21
People need to stop thinking they're smarter than NBA GMs. Especially when we have access to like 1/10000th the info they do. Don't think any of us were in the war room?
Fuck Phoenix and Philly! (They got the two guys I wanted.... )
If he were playing in Europe or NCAA I'd be shocked if he made it out of the top 10. And his game is actually quite advanced for someone who's only been playing a few years (5?6? it was something like that), which makes one think if he keeps improving it could be on a pretty sharp curve, which is basically the same thing people have said and hope holds true of Embiid.
Good swing for the fences pick. Could bust, but the more I think about it, the more I see Bruno at least being serviceable à la Perry Jones: at least he'll be a big forward who can guard multiple positions, though his jumper is probably going to be better than Jones'.
It is now my most sincere hope they get 9th place in the west again and again. The ennis pick makes no sense for them. They have two borderline all star pg's and have already said they will match any offer for Bledsoe so the free agency argument is crap. If they really wanted a guard Harrison or Napier made way more sense for their run and gun style of play.
While it's obviously conjecture I totally agree with the OP, the suns tried to get cute and grab who we wanted and then swindle us in order to let us have him.
It stinks of the type of attempted extortion that has no place in the nba, I hope other gm's recognize their behaviour for what it is and freeze them out in any future suggested trades.
"We wanted him all along". I call Bullshit. Enjoy missing the playoffs in the west Phoenix as all your players who had career years in 13-14 regress to their mean. You deserve it.
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