Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Shamet misses his first two open looks before making his third. Everyone looking more aggressive offensively. The fouls these Pistons are committing are giving me flashbacks. Cunningham got 2 quick ones and is staying in. – 9:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Pistons coach Dwane Casey broke down former #Suns wing Josh Jackson’s 2nd season in Detroit. Started hot. Lost minutes to Hamidou Diallo. Not in doghouse. “No one has given up on Josh.” Casey added Jackson will get opportunity in next few games starting tonight in Phoenix pic.twitter.com/5ux0ZiAzHl – 8:09 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa Casey said Cade is starting to settle in after missing preseason and training camp. Wants to see Detroit’s shooting tick up before he considers any major lineup tweaks. “We want to make sure we get over the hump from that standpoint before we move to something else.” – 7:39 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII Asked Dwane Casey about the Suns growth from the start of tenure in Detroit and it being a template for new Pistons: Said building the foundation, like Phoenix did, with patience and then adding the pieces down the line is the template. Pointed to the Suns and Hawks. – 7:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa Casey: “I look back at Seattle when they got Durant, it took them how many years to grow in OKC. (Phoenix), look at how long it took them to grow. You may have some missteps along the way … but it can be done.” Said the key for Detroit is the foundation. – 7:34 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa Casey on the Suns’ going from rebuild to contender: “Patience is key, and adding the veteran pieces to the young guys you already have once they grow up and take their butt-whoopings around the league. Phoenix is a great template for a lot of our young teams around the league.” – 7:33 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Monty Williams liked the look with Cam Johnson starting for Devin Booker in 2nd half of Tuesday’s win vs. Golden State. Williams reiterated Johnson is a starter in this league, but wouldn’t say who is starting for Booker tonight vs. #Pistons . #Suns pic.twitter.com/iWRHIyB5mg – 7:30 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Monty Williams’ first impression of Cade Cunningham on tape is that he’s smart. Rarely saw him getting sped up. Said that doesn’t mean Cunningham has figured it all out already but emphasized his ability to see things develop as a rookie. – 7:25 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson The end of this video is something I asked Chris Paul about and you can see/hear 2 possessions prior he’s encouraging Deandre Ayton when he’s tired. “It’s a fast-paced game so I saw he was a little winded and I kept telling him, ‘You alright, you alright, you alright.’” pic.twitter.com/9c0LOFCUP2 – 7:09 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke Steve Kerr said he’d like to see sharper execution from his team in the Suns-Warriors rematch tomorrow. That means better screens, better cuts. Kerr said his team’s defense was “not bad, but okay.” – 4:01 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Devin Booker was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Stephen Curry won it. Booker: 23.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.5 APG, 45.8 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 85.7 FT%, 18-3 record Curry: 27.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.6 APG, 45.2 FG%, 41.2 3P%, 94.3 FT%, 18-3 record – 3:07 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker (23.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.5 APG, 45.8 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 18-3 record) was a nominee for Western Conference Player of the Month. Steph Curry (27.8 PPG, 6.6 APG, 5.7 RPG, 45.2 FG%, 41.2 3P%, 17-3 record) won it – 3:06 PM
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