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00:00:05
Welcome back to the We got Nets coming to you Live on the SportsCastr stream Once again I am Adam are Obrecht San's Doug glory for this one.
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He does not want to show up for a pre game or as we dive into some of the live action on the Brooklyn Nets here and actually coming to you on location from my one giant podcast co host is having a beverage over in the corner of the room.
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Andy Moskowitz gonna take a look at the Phoenix Suns matchup.
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He's actually a member in the We got Nets Fantasy League, and I think we're gonna have a couple players going head to head in this one.
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If I'm not mistaken before we worry about, our personal grudges, will dive into some of the things we can look for in this game.
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Phoenix Suns come in five and three.
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That's certainly been surprising in this one.
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Early in the season, we've seen success.
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They have a couple of new players on their team, and one of the key components who was a familiar face is gonna be Booker, who has been putting a pretty substantial numbers earlier this season.
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You're averaging 25.
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6 so far on the year.
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You know, this is a team that I don't know if over the course of the entire season in the Western Conference, especially, is gonna be ableto have success.
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But they're certainly doing the things early in the season to give themselves a path to success.
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Ricky Rubio has been leading the team with eight assists.
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He's a great facilitator, obviously a veteran presence, someone that maybe early in his career he didn't think was gonna be ableto have sustainability but has shown that even carve out a role.
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And with young players around them as kind of giving himself a bit of a leadership in this team and has been successful, it's facilitating the players and shooters around him.
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We all know that Brooklyn is coming off a nice win, getting themselves back to 500.
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The interesting part in the last game was there was no DeAndre Jordan on the floor.
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And if you follow the podcast, you know that I was big on Nicholas Claxton.
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It's certainly not a center coming out of college.
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He was at that position.
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He switched over to power forward Andi Mack what's hanging out over the corner there.
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You know, in this in this past game, you saw Nicholas Klaxons.
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Athleticism and length really be able to be an impact, not just offensively, where you had a nice set of rebounds able to get to the basket a couple times, had some trouble from the free throw line, even though it's one of his strong suits.
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The other thing was defensively.
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DeAndre.
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Jordan has had issues showing out on shooters on the perimeter.
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He hasn't necessarily been strong under the basket when it's counted, he's getting a lot of empty rebound.
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Something that I think, you know, if you really examine him, has been kind of a career trade for him.
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We even joked on the podcast about how he's actually box out some of his own teammates for rebounds early in the season.
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And while I don't want to go too deep on DeAndre Jordan and what I think he should or shouldn't be doing, he will be available for the team tonight and I will be curious to see if Nixon tickles.
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Claxton did enough to show Kenny Atkinson that he's worthy of seeing substantial minutes player that didn't see any floor time in that last game was also croaks.
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He's been struggling earlier in the season, and even though I called for him to be kind of a breakout player for the Nets this year with his struggles, it's a like for like, position.
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You could actually see Claxton start to eat into his minutes, and, potentially Kenny Atkinson may look to give the youngster run.
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A lot of this is baptism by fire, and he showed the ability to be successful in this limited stretches.
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He only played, I think, about 14 minutes in that game in total, but still put up a pretty solid stat line when you look inside the Phoenix Suns for some other players that you want to talk about, a guy who's now getting a little bit more play time in these recent games has been veins.
00:03:19
You know, the Nets obviously can struggle against big men, but the one thing that we saw in the last couple of games is the least enforcing the big men to work one harder underneath the basket and then also trying to force them out of the easy looks from a passing standpoint, A lot of the Times.
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In these last handful of games, we've seen opponents work low to high, dishing the ball down underneath the basket and then working back outside the perimeter.
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We've also talked about how late in games the Nets have tried to turn on the defensive intensity and have I struggled because you can't just dial something up last minute and try to switch yourself into a gear that you haven't been using all game.
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So I would look for the Nets to have a little bit more of a defensive intensity in this one.
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But overall, I think you're gonna be looking at the guys I actually have in the background.
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Now we're talking about Devin Booker averaging like I said, just over 25 points a game, the shooting nearly 53% from the field.
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So certainly he is going to get his butt.
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We just watched that Portland Trailblazers game where even though Damian Lillard went off for 60 with a meaningless three pointer yet, but 60 hold the same, it was in a losing effort and he was the sole player who was a threat on this team.
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When you do go actually and I'm gonna look at the last match of specifically for Phoenix.
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They actually had a great balance when you talk about shooting from their starting rotation, the interesting part that you look into the O is how were they able to attack beyond their starting rotation That came off a loss against the Miami Heat.
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And when you dive into the box score, starting unit looks solid.
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Devin Booker getting his numbers.
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Of course, you also had guys contributing you're looking at as I pulled the numbers here.
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Excuse me? You're looking at beings.
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Like I said 23 points for him.
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Contributions from uber a 15 points.
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He's one of my guys in the fantasy league doing nice numbers for me.
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You also had Booker giving you 22 Rubio giving you 11 9 points from Sarah so solid across the board.
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Dive into their bench, however, and that's where you really start to see a lack of balance on the roster for the Phoenix Suns.
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They're young, they're athletic, they're gonna push the pace.
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However, when you see them lose a game, 1 24 to 1 awaits in Miami.
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This is where you're gonna con todo beat them up a little bit if you get into their bench.
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And, as you know, Brooklyn between you, had you had Spencer Dinwiddie go completely insane last game against Portland, putting up over 30 points? You know that whether it's Jared Allen coming off the bench sometimes, even though we've already hit that ad nauseam, how we want him in the starting rotation, it could be some DeAndre Jordan.
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It could be an ESPN and playing in the background as we do our breakdown of the game.
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You never know what's gonna be important for this team in this matchup, But you know, we know that the Nets can be successful off their bench, and we've seen that in the losses for Brooklyn.
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It's been if the bench can come in and carry the load, and in their wins, it's been when they've been a strength for them and being able to take a small lead and push it to 10 or 15 points.
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And then we seen it when they've had issues and when Spencer Demand has played out of control, suffered from turnovers suffered, finding the right passes, tried to force the issue a little bit that then It's where you can see, you know, lead extend and a game.
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Get away from this team.
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You know, Andy, who is? Actually, he's in frames.
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I'll bring in for this one, Andy, but you were just slightly off a frame.
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This is my my one giant podcast co host you and I, of course, are in on the We got Nets Fantasy League and you have a Phoenix on. Correct.
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I have Aaron Bates and are you? What are your anticipations in terms of? Do you think that this is going to be a player that can have a high impact in this specific game? Are you starting him on? Your I am.
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Starting today aren Beans is an absolute must start with DeAndre in dealing with the 25 game suspension.
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Right now, it's important to get a guy like Aaron Baynes.
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He's he's been getting the points, have been getting the rebound guy that construct a floor a little bit.
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I am high on him, you know, his over under on points today is 13 and 1/2.
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I think he's due for a game where he could get about 20.
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Well, listen from the center position We've seen this throughout the season that struggle, no matter who it is.
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Even in the game when they played against the Detroit Pistons and they're missing three starters, Drummond went for a double double quadruple double, technically one for 25 points, 20 rebounds, so he can be effective inside the paint.
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Big men can have their way at times.
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The only thing I will say is that we saw this in the last one.
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Jared Allen certainly showed a little bit more of an assertive physical presence in and around the basket.
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Now he was shutting down the likes of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum.
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We're trying to drive in underneath there, but if you can establish himself as a physical presence, it should deter some of these big men.
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But I do tend to agree.
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Usually, when we look at these matchups, centers for oppositions are going to be the guy that you say, Yeah, they're going to get theirs.
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And Baines is coming off a 10 of 17 23 point performance.
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I wouldn't be surprised if he's putting up similar numbers.
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I think he's at least gonna have opportunities in this game to have success and It's just gonna be a matter over the temple dictates now.
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Adam Question for you.
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Who will score more tonight.
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Devin Booker or Kyrie Irving is who we were, and I were teasing this.
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We just came off watching a fantastic to and what is now two and eight New York football giants against the now two and seven.
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You know, Jets game, where we were doing a couple of teases, a couple little things and coming into this one we were trying to figure out, and he's trying to pick my brain.
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If you've been watching the Nets consistently, and I can't say that I've been deep diving on the Phoenix Suns.
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I know that Devin Booker has been playing really well, but Kyrie Irving has had the ability to turn off his off turn on his offensive game at will.
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And if the game dictates that T needs to score more, just like in the Portland game, he can put on a flurry in the late fourth quarter and, you know, cap off the game and get you the W.
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Or even when they're losing, he can come down and try to give you that 78 point surge late.
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So for me personally, I have to go home or on this one, I would take Kyrie.
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I know that I think you're going to go in the direction of Booker.
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So we're gonna have a little bit of action as this one starts to kick off.
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Yeah.
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I mean, I mean, if you've ever seen Devin Booker Player or the Phoenix Suns play since he's coming to the league, there's been games or they've been down 35 40 points and Devin Booker is still shooting the ball to try to get 50 60 70% game.
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Right? So, you know, while this Phoenix Suns seems a little bit more well rounded, they're five and three.
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This year, they're playing better.
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I still think it's interesting to know that Devon Booker's ah, high volume score, but like I said, he's shooting 50% from three point range.
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He's 92% from the free throw line.
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He's getting his points in a multitude of ways.
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I'm interested to see, you know, between Kyrie and Devon, the two Alphas on the team's who's gonna score more points.
00:09:52
Yeah, and again, you know, the interesting thing will be where to the Where do they look for scoring beyond some of their key starters? You mentioned Baines.
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You know Booker's gonna get his butt.
00:10:01
I think when you look at the Nets, you come off a game against Portland, Caris, Levert and Tori on Prince Shoot.
00:10:07
It combines three of 19 from the field in that one, and the Nets win the game.
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You know Joe Harris on.
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Lee attempts to three pointers late in that game.
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Four Total.
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Sorry, it's two of them, but he only had 243 pointers in the game and not add three of those in the last five minutes of the game, and the Nets won that game.
00:10:25
You don't need me, so it's the kind of thing where I think balance is going to be the key for the Brooklyn Nets, and that's gonna be kind of the key.
00:10:31
To keep players that I'm looking at from Annette standpoint, is going to be the Caris Levert.
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He has struggled to get into a rhythm consistently.
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We've seen spurts from him, and in this last one I mean, he fell off the map and, oddly enough, after some games where they're pulling him how out late and Kenny Atkins was saying for defensive matchups in a game where he struggled from the field and wasn't giving you a ton, actually kept him in defensively.
00:10:52
And as the we have the starting lineups, nothing really surprising here.
00:10:55
Yet you brace Eric Baines, Booker and Rubio for the Suns, and then you can be with Harris, Prince, Allen, Laverne and Irving.
00:11:01
So Alan, still getting the start here, even though technically, DeAndre Jordan is available.
00:11:06
We also mentioned last time that we anticipate Alan getting more and more that starts in center position and kind of just the reality.
00:11:11
Check that all of the numbers bear out that Allen has been the stronger player on the floor for them.
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That being said, I think that the Nets have a multitude of weapons that they can.
00:11:20
They can run out there.
00:11:21
If it's not Caris, Levert or Tori on Prince early in the game, it can be Joe Harris.
00:11:26
If it's not someone off the starting rotation behind Kyrie Irving, it can be spent your dignity off the bench.
00:11:31
Even a player like Nicholas Klaxon should he get some of a run here, is going to have an opportunity to at least be a pest defensively.
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And also he showed athleticism on the offensive end, where you could get a couple buckets for himself, another guy and we said him, We've seen him getting his uptick in minutes is going to be is gonna be Jared Temple.
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He's a three indie guy.
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He's shown it consistently on the defensive side of the ball, and then we've also seen him be able to run it out in spurts and get some offensive shots, get some good looks.
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He burst out for over 20 a couple of games ago.
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He's gonna be an up and down player offensively, but you certainly have the ability to dip into that.
00:12:03
And with that, we're gonna be diving into a little bit of game action here.
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I'm actually gonna run through probably the 1st 5 minutes action just to give a little bit of insight of what we've been seeing in this one.
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And if Andy wants to try many, certainly gonna be more than welcome to.
00:12:16
But more importantly, it's just that well, thankfully, we're actually matching up against each other.
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We're not, so that's OK, because I have to have blueberry going.
00:12:22
Just to be clear, if you're if you're a Nets faithful, you can know as Jared Allen wins the tip into the backcourt.
00:12:28
Joe Harris gets it over to Kyrie Irving to get things going here than I do also have Levert and Tori on principle.
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I am facing Doug Nori right now in Oh, that's right.
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Co hosting co host on the league.
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On his podcast, Signori is going head to head with Annie Mack.
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Oh, it's right now as your hair's gets hit with an offensive foul on a screen.
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And currently Andy is putting out a bit of a dominant performance of them being honest.
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So there could be some issues ahead for Doug.
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Nor is he could photo onto as I took care of him.
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Week one.
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Low action again.
00:13:00
Here we talked about this good low action swing out to the perimeter.
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It's a mystery pointer, but at the same time not not seeing the marking early in this game that you want on the perimeter from the Nets.
00:13:10
We'll see how it starts to play out.
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Here is Kyrie works a little pick and roll game with Alan.
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Alan gets fouled going in the basket.
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He'll get two shots at the line, and that's obviously something you seen consistently throughout the start of the season.
00:13:20
The show on the on the block dumped down the lane and try to get a feed from from Kyrie or from Caris Levert.
00:13:28
And this is an area of the game that we want to see Alan get back to his form here.
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He struggled a little bit earlier this season, knocks down his 1st 3 throw here and just want to see him get some consistency.
00:13:37
He's been under 60 65% so far this year, and he's a plus 70 shooter from the line.
00:13:42
And as a big man who can get to the line consistently, you do want to see him as he goes.
00:13:47
One for two again, really.
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Rebound gets there and Rubio bringing up the court for the sun.
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So, you know, we want to see that consistency from Alan.
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And even with DeAndre Jordan coming back, I really want to see him assert himself more.
00:13:58
Adam, you.
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You and I talked before the game about the first half.
00:14:03
What are you expecting, Neil? Just from the first half right out of the gate from the events.
00:14:08
And there's that defensive presence from Alan Swat's ball inbounds.
00:14:11
It will stay with Phoenix, but yeah, 100% man in the first in the first half, we've seen it.
00:14:15
Nets have been better in first half of games than they have in the second half.
00:14:19
Typically, we've seen them have lied that they then sometimes squandered, like against the Detroit Pistons.
00:14:24
Or even though we got tight for a minute, they were able to hold out against the Portland Trail Blazers.
00:14:28
So I expect him to be winning going into half year.
00:14:31
Wow, from the outside.
00:14:33
Is that your boy right there? That would be the guy we talked about before I remains for threat.
00:14:38
Was knocking down early man and, quite frankly, looking nice on the outside to avert drives into the lane, gets swallowed up, does not hit the runner.
00:14:46
And that's been consistency for consistently inconsistent for him, Really.
00:14:49
Rubio driving down on the edge, little pull a pot, sinks it quick.
00:14:53
Early lead for Phoenix, 51 This is also not dissimilar from what we've seen in some games, where the Nets to do than to start a little bit slow and then try to build themselves up a CZ.
00:15:00
They dio Kyrie going one on all cannot get it to go.
00:15:05
Alan tries to fight Baines for a rebound, going back the other direction with Rubio on point now.
00:15:10
Nice dish rate down the lane wide open.
00:15:13
No presence as Alan was down on the other end of court veins with an easy bucket.
00:15:17
71 early lead for the Phoenix Suns right now.
00:15:20
And if you're a Brooklyn Nets fan and you're trying to build out that optimism, this is office.
00:15:23
Now you're looking for as Caris.
00:15:25
Levert fines Harris for an open look from three goes back room on that and early returns.
00:15:31
Right now, listen is about finding offensive rhythm.
00:15:34
And as we watch Rubio kick out to a wide open, Bain's same spot again knocks it down again. 10 1 run.
00:15:40
Don't be surprised if Kenny Atkinson is calling a time out, and he certainly is.
00:15:45
Usually you want to look for that year.
00:15:46
So what are we saying? Right? We're seeing loss of defensive assignments in rotation you're seeing as the Phoenix Suns are pushing the pace.
00:15:53
Jared Allen was down on one play, but nobody is out on the perimeter on Bains for these open looks.
00:15:58
We've seen this in a couple of games as well, where they were willing to sacrifice these looks early.
00:16:02
I, however, don't know if Banes is gonna be the kind of player that you could do that against throughout this game.
00:16:07
I would be surprised if you saw Claxton early in this one, but I think the klaxon is the kind of guy with his length at 6 11 and athleticism.
00:16:15
He can at least show on some of those perimeter plays like that, and you can work him on the floor at the same time with DeAndre Jordan or with the Jared Allen.
00:16:22
And we'll give you a little bit more size and ability to cover these rotations.
00:16:25
But so far, a lot of open looks going down the lane.
00:16:28
A lot of easy assists for Rubio and a lot of easy buckets for the Phoenix Suns.
00:16:31
Overall, Baines are ready with eight points early in this one.
00:16:35
If you were playing, so you really weren't you playing A I over.
00:16:38
I took Aaron beans over 13 and 1/2 points today and, uh I don't know if you're gonna get the fantasy.
00:16:46
I don't know. Eight within the 1st 2 minutes.
00:16:48
Is that good? And I don't know if it's gonna cover.
00:16:50
I know that's gonna cover.
00:16:51
I wonder what kind of buyout you're getting offered right now.
00:16:53
I'm sure it's pretty handsome.
00:16:54
Yeah, so I mean, listen, this is one of the issues that we talked about.
00:16:59
What? The Nets starting a little bit slow early in games.
00:17:01
Typically, we've seen them come back on this.
00:17:03
I will be curious to see as we get into bench players if Phoenix can continue this kind of run out.
00:17:07
But right now, I would say that Baines is obviously going to be an issue if he's gonna be shooting from the perimeter with consistency.
00:17:14
And then the other side of his, too.
00:17:16
Booker Booker got dance Elaine and was swallowed up by Alan.
00:17:18
That may be something that we can look to as a strength in terms of defending it.
00:17:22
But Rubio already has driven down the left side of the lane, kicked underneath for an easy, easy bucket for Baines.
00:17:28
He's also worked around the perimeter and then found open looks So from a facilitation standpoint, Rubio is doing exactly what you want to see him doing.
00:17:35
Finding his shooters, getting the ball in good positions.
00:17:37
But But Adam, just from the Nets side of things.
00:17:41
What you know, they only have a point.
00:17:43
It's early on.
00:17:44
What do you hope in them they can kind of do on offense.
00:17:47
I I know that that, you know, a remains not gonna make every shot from three.
00:17:50
And we need to tighten things up.
00:17:52
And, uh, you know, what are we looking at on the Nets offense? Side of the ball to get things a little bit going here.
00:17:59
What you saw, Houston.
00:18:00
See Caris. Levert drive down the lane.
00:18:02
He doesn't hit the runner.
00:18:03
You also saw Kyrie Irving go towards the basket.
00:18:05
Now, more often than not, I can't say for Caris Levert early in the season.
00:18:08
But Kyra is hitting those shots more often than not.
00:18:10
So you already have two times when you're driving and attacking at the basket.
00:18:13
You've already had Allen also get a foul as well, so I think for the Nets, in order to get start getting into a rhythm, it's about attacking at the basket first.
00:18:20
You also had Harris get a wide open look.
00:18:22
If you run back those exact same three sequences of please seven out of 10 times, you're looking at two buckets and you're looking at a three pointer.
00:18:29
So you know you don't want to overreact to it.
00:18:32
And I think Atkinson is obviously probably getting them over there and talking more on the defensive side of things in the offensive side of the ball right now.
00:18:38
Because the Nets are a team for top three points per game, you expect the offense to come.
00:18:42
And, as you see Caris Levert to get back into their set here, Alan showing on the screen he get. Kicks it out.
00:18:48
Taurean Prince fix on a three back over top of the key for Caris.
00:18:52
Levert working against Rubio in the lane, drives through.
00:18:55
There's the runner bucket, so I mean, it's same thing that you just saw him do on the last time down.
00:18:59
It's just about making those shots.
00:19:01
And for Caris Levert early Finding that confidence as you see Bane's working the top of the key for the Phoenix Suns.
00:19:06
A nice look under the basket, Man, I'll tell you what it means could work it all around game, where he's driving the lane for dunks, also dishing dimes and knocking down from three.
00:19:16
Yeah, this could be the kind.
00:19:17
But again, this is the kind of player that having big numbers as hairs comes off the screen at the top of the key.
00:19:22
Missing on his 2nd 3 point attempt.
00:19:24
Does get back on defense and tries to hold him up here as we'll see if Beans and Alan get earning two basket together.
00:19:30
Simple jumper over top of Harris.
00:19:32
Another point, and we're up to 14 to 3 now early going here.
00:19:35
But these are the kind of things that the Nets are going to struggle to find a rhythm with.
00:19:39
On the defensive side of the bowl hoisting is Kyrie Irving.
00:19:43
I want to describe the offensive sequence there as Tory on Prince almost gets away with the steel tipping one about out of bounds there as they tried to get the offense going for Phoenix.
00:19:51
But basically Kyrie just said, Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and jack this one up here and get us back into this thing and that if you want to say, Like what? The expectations.
00:19:57
At a certain point, Kyrie will start to take over and dominate the ball if he feels like that's what's called for another great look by Rubio streaking down the lane.
00:20:06
You find Serik on that one. Easy bucket.
00:20:08
16 6 now Phoenix Suns early going here.
00:20:11
Kyrie on Bold driving into the lane.
00:20:13
Just a one on three effort.
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He's going to go ahead with that little jumper in the lane again.
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I mean, this is this.
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Well, you can probably kind of anticipate early here if the Nets are gonna struggle offensively.
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Kyrie will do what's necessary as you see Rubio on the perimeter with Harris on him, he gets an easy open look from three, knocks it down Harris a little bit, A little bit too much room.
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They're trying to get work over the screen of veins.
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A 19 8 early seven.
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Just under eight minutes to go here in the first, I'm gonna run out probably the next couple sequences in here and just see if the Nets, as Tory on Prince, goes from deep beyond the arc on a dish from Kyrie and knocks that one down calling the Nets within eight, and then I'll probably step away and maybe come back in at half time to give you some insights and see where we stand.
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I never like to do the overreaction.
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Early is Rubio gets down in the lane.
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Booker gets caught in the air, back out to Rubio, top of the key Kyrie on and defensively, Bane sets the screen a switch, dumped out the pains and rate into the lane.
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The combination between Rubio and Veins right now is Chris Man, and you talk about a player in Rubio who found himself on.
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Maybe not in the right team situation.
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This is a great spot for him today, and as Kyrie goes violently into the lane, does not get any Cole.
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I don't think it's necessarily a foul, but certainly goes to the ground hard, Mrs.
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On the fate and a three pointer from the corner for Phoenix wide open look Cares liver nowhere to be found on the defensive end of the ball there seven minutes ago.
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Coming up here 24 11 early here in the game, but certainly not a nice look.
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You ever want to be getting up 24 points through the 1st 4 minutes of a game.
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Nice kick out to the corner on a Falco, all top of the key moving screen.
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It looks like it's going to be against the Nets.
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I say, What man? That the Phoenix Suns air moving at a pace right now.
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And as you see on that last play, Baines had a switch against Kyrie Irving.
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It's never going to be the ideal match from a defensive standpoint.
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Well, you know, Adam, question is, you know, Ricky Rubio is not a plus defender right now.
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How are they gonna attack Rubio? Moving forward? Well, well, the reality is that one of the things that the Nets lack is beings drives into the lane, is unable to get it.
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But Phoenix still retains possession here.
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Little scoop and a foul is gonna be called on the floor before the shot.
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The interesting thing that the Nets struggle with is neither Jared Allen or DeAndre Jordan, our perimeter shooters or even mid range guys.
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So the issue that you end up having offensively is most teams can collapse.
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Their defense is into the lane to prevent against the Kyrie, Irving or Caris Levert from getting easy access We saw on that last drive by Kyrie.
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Baines was able to sit back in there and Allen was not there.
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He had set a screen out.
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Hi. And it didn't matter, beings.
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They will stay at home and clogged that lane against Kyrie and you're showing you see throughout the game here, coming off a miss the quick pullup pop.
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Nothing doing from deep there.
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And Phoenix is gonna come back down the floor of the had just under the six minutes to play here.
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But if you want that, you know it's one of two things.
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Typically, you want to stay attacking his temple gets down the ground, Scrappy, checking into the game here gets the turnover.
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Alan feeds it to Kyrie Irving moving across the floor, spreading it out here.
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You still have Joe Harris on on the floor.
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Rainouts Worry on Prince a dish.
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They're gonna call it.
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They're going to call a blocking foul on Baines and looked like he might even set already.
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But Alan's gonna go to the line here for two.
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The interesting thing is going to be whether or not Tyree can show the ability to drive into the lane and then kick out Find Shooter's Spencer Dinwiddie on that second unit is certainly a guy that likes to get in the action, sometimes get in the air and then look around the perimeter to find his three point shooters in Joe Harrison, Tori on Prince.
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Sometimes you got to go outside in when you're struggling, getting to the basket.
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And right now, outside of Allen, who is now, though, seeing his third and fourth free throw shots here.
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That may be what you need to do, because so far the Vert and Irving haven't swallowed up a little bit under the basket.
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But one of the things that I've called for in past games has been the Jared Allen get more assertive and attack.
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Get Baines into foul trouble early.
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If he's a guy that's a good offensive weapon, get him off the floor with early foul trouble.
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And then you can start to work the offense the way you want to.
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Because for the most part, Phoenix is not exactly a large team, and the Nets have been lucky taking on Portland last last game as well.
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Who is this even smaller than they are mostly across the board.
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Well, that was to your point of Big Fallon just happened, you know, Gerald and took it to the bucket.
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And Aron Baynes picked up a second foul.
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You know, with five minutes ago in the first, he went to the bench.
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He was upset, but that's huge for the Nets.
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He showed a way to spread the floor.
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He was, you know, having really good spacing, made two threes, was a great passer cut, cut to the rim, kind of remove that.
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Like said, they're not that deep already without DeAndre eaten.
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So, you know, for the Nets, it's got to be a huge plus.
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And certainly, when you talk about Sarah goes the liner on two shots, getting fouled, going to the basket.
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You know Sarah Wall, he can score points is not.
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Baines doesn't have the same perimeter shot, doesn't have the same level of athleticism.
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So you have now shortened the bench a little bit for Phoenix.
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And when Bane's comes back in probably early in the second quarter to see how he gets his running, you have to go right back at him and attack again to try to force that issue This could be a threat that goes throughout this game.
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If the Nets play it right, you need to have beans on three fouls going a halftime, at least.
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If not, maybe you get lucky and catch him on four as Alan dishes it out to Irving on the wing, taking Rubio on one on one tries to cross him up.
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They're gonna call a clean, clean takeaway for Rubio.
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He dishes out to the perimeter.
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Alan trying to fly by open look, buries it, and that's going to extend this lead to a 29 to 13 run here for the Phoenix Suns to start.
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This is also, of course, the second game on the road trip of Spencer Dinwiddie has checked in for the Brooklyn.
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That's offensive foul on Jared Allen.
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This ball's going the other way.
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One of the things we touch down consistently, of course, has been turned over for the Brooklyn Nets.
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They did a better job last game so far, and this one.
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Things are not looking the way you want them to.
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A couple of sloppy, couple sloppy turnovers on moving on moving screens, and then I think that I'm really one on a miscue in terms of passing opportunity.
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But so far, some of the old habits are the early season habits for the Brooklyn Nets are creeping up here, and as the Phoenix Suns get back into their offensive set, we haven't actually been mentioning Booker a lot as he kicks out to the perimeter.
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Opened three knockdown, dimwitted late showing and the Nets now finding themselves down by 19.
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And we'll see if Den Woody, who's working towards the top of the key now and they are going to call another foul.
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Wow! Wow, this is a bit of a misnomer for me.
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I can't give you insight to whether or not they're calling that on Alan again on a moving screen or if they're going to call a travel.
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Yeah, they're gonna call the They have to be calling that on Jared Allen once again, and Kenny Atkinson is livid.
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He's out on the court and he's losing his mind because he fired up.
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It is ridiculous.
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That was a really odd call, and Kenny Atkinson is doing everything in his power to let the referees know that he's not pleased.
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It probably wasn't pleased with the first call against Karen Allen, and now you're seeing and see the second foul get cold on him on an alleged moving screen.
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So we'll see if that having screen is on Jared Allen.
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That's his third foul from Gabs Quarter, which I thought we talked about getting got yet talking about getting big men into foul trouble.
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If you're gonna have an issue there now, you're all of a sudden now you've got to get into your bench.
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Even though they said DeAndre Jordan is available in this one will be interesting to see how Kenny Atkinson counter acts with Jared Allen picking up his third foul.
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All right, a SZ faras play by play goes, We're gonna step away here.
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This is not the way we were hoping to do this.
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Run at 32 to 13 for the Brooklyn that's trailing at Phoenix Raid.
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Now I'll be checking back in at halftime, just giving some of the breakdown, seeing how the Nets make adjustments going the second quarter.
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Seeing if they can get this thing that close and give themselves an opportunity to make halftime adjustments.
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Andy Markowitz is going to be back with me probably, too.
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We're going We're pulling an all nighter here.
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It was a full day of sports, just watching the Giants lose.
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Hopefully not watching the beginning of a Brooklyn Nets lost here.
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But as always, you can follow us over on Twitter, where Doug nor will be active for you at we got Nets.
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I'll be getting some things out on Instagram as I step away from the play by play Cole be touching back base with you at halftime and see where the Nets stand.
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Brooklyn Nets VS Phoenix Suns

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Adam Armbrecht @WeGotNets

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Welcome back to the We got Nets coming to you Live on the SportsCastr stream Once again I am Adam are Obrecht San's Doug glory for this one.
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He does not want to show up for a pre game or as we dive into some of the live action on the Brooklyn Nets here and actually coming to you on location from my one giant podcast co host is having a beverage over in the corner of the room.
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Andy Moskowitz gonna take a look at the Phoenix Suns matchup.
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He's actually a member in the We got Nets Fantasy League, and I think we're gonna have a couple players going head to head in this one.
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If I'm not mistaken before we worry about, our personal grudges, will dive into some of the things we can look for in this game.
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Phoenix Suns come in five and three.
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That's certainly been surprising in this one.
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Early in the season, we've seen success.
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They have a couple of new players on their team, and one of the key components who was a familiar face is gonna be Booker, who has been putting a pretty substantial numbers earlier this season.
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You're averaging 25.
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6 so far on the year.
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You know, this is a team that I don't know if over the course of the entire season in the Western Conference, especially, is gonna be ableto have success.
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But they're certainly doing the things early in the season to give themselves a path to success.
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Ricky Rubio has been leading the team with eight assists.
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He's a great facilitator, obviously a veteran presence, someone that maybe early in his career he didn't think was gonna be ableto have sustainability but has shown that even carve out a role.
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And with young players around them as kind of giving himself a bit of a leadership in this team and has been successful, it's facilitating the players and shooters around him.
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We all know that Brooklyn is coming off a nice win, getting themselves back to 500.
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The interesting part in the last game was there was no DeAndre Jordan on the floor.
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And if you follow the podcast, you know that I was big on Nicholas Claxton.
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It's certainly not a center coming out of college.
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He was at that position.
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He switched over to power forward Andi Mack what's hanging out over the corner there.
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You know, in this in this past game, you saw Nicholas Klaxons.
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Athleticism and length really be able to be an impact, not just offensively, where you had a nice set of rebounds able to get to the basket a couple times, had some trouble from the free throw line, even though it's one of his strong suits.
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The other thing was defensively.
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DeAndre.
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Jordan has had issues showing out on shooters on the perimeter.
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He hasn't necessarily been strong under the basket when it's counted, he's getting a lot of empty rebound.
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Something that I think, you know, if you really examine him, has been kind of a career trade for him.
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We even joked on the podcast about how he's actually box out some of his own teammates for rebounds early in the season.
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And while I don't want to go too deep on DeAndre Jordan and what I think he should or shouldn't be doing, he will be available for the team tonight and I will be curious to see if Nixon tickles.
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Claxton did enough to show Kenny Atkinson that he's worthy of seeing substantial minutes player that didn't see any floor time in that last game was also croaks.
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He's been struggling earlier in the season, and even though I called for him to be kind of a breakout player for the Nets this year with his struggles, it's a like for like, position.
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You could actually see Claxton start to eat into his minutes, and, potentially Kenny Atkinson may look to give the youngster run.
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A lot of this is baptism by fire, and he showed the ability to be successful in this limited stretches.
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He only played, I think, about 14 minutes in that game in total, but still put up a pretty solid stat line when you look inside the Phoenix Suns for some other players that you want to talk about, a guy who's now getting a little bit more play time in these recent games has been veins.
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You know, the Nets obviously can struggle against big men, but the one thing that we saw in the last couple of games is the least enforcing the big men to work one harder underneath the basket and then also trying to force them out of the easy looks from a passing standpoint, A lot of the Times.
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In these last handful of games, we've seen opponents work low to high, dishing the ball down underneath the basket and then working back outside the perimeter.
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We've also talked about how late in games the Nets have tried to turn on the defensive intensity and have I struggled because you can't just dial something up last minute and try to switch yourself into a gear that you haven't been using all game.
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So I would look for the Nets to have a little bit more of a defensive intensity in this one.
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But overall, I think you're gonna be looking at the guys I actually have in the background.
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Now we're talking about Devin Booker averaging like I said, just over 25 points a game, the shooting nearly 53% from the field.
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So certainly he is going to get his butt.
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We just watched that Portland Trailblazers game where even though Damian Lillard went off for 60 with a meaningless three pointer yet, but 60 hold the same, it was in a losing effort and he was the sole player who was a threat on this team.
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When you do go actually and I'm gonna look at the last match of specifically for Phoenix.
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They actually had a great balance when you talk about shooting from their starting rotation, the interesting part that you look into the O is how were they able to attack beyond their starting rotation That came off a loss against the Miami Heat.
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And when you dive into the box score, starting unit looks solid.
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Devin Booker getting his numbers.
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Of course, you also had guys contributing you're looking at as I pulled the numbers here.
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Excuse me? You're looking at beings.
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Like I said 23 points for him.
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Contributions from uber a 15 points.
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He's one of my guys in the fantasy league doing nice numbers for me.
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You also had Booker giving you 22 Rubio giving you 11 9 points from Sarah so solid across the board.
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Dive into their bench, however, and that's where you really start to see a lack of balance on the roster for the Phoenix Suns.
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They're young, they're athletic, they're gonna push the pace.
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However, when you see them lose a game, 1 24 to 1 awaits in Miami.
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This is where you're gonna con todo beat them up a little bit if you get into their bench.
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And, as you know, Brooklyn between you, had you had Spencer Dinwiddie go completely insane last game against Portland, putting up over 30 points? You know that whether it's Jared Allen coming off the bench sometimes, even though we've already hit that ad nauseam, how we want him in the starting rotation, it could be some DeAndre Jordan.
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It could be an ESPN and playing in the background as we do our breakdown of the game.
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You never know what's gonna be important for this team in this matchup, But you know, we know that the Nets can be successful off their bench, and we've seen that in the losses for Brooklyn.
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It's been if the bench can come in and carry the load, and in their wins, it's been when they've been a strength for them and being able to take a small lead and push it to 10 or 15 points.
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And then we seen it when they've had issues and when Spencer Demand has played out of control, suffered from turnovers suffered, finding the right passes, tried to force the issue a little bit that then It's where you can see, you know, lead extend and a game.
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Get away from this team.
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You know, Andy, who is? Actually, he's in frames.
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I'll bring in for this one, Andy, but you were just slightly off a frame.
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This is my my one giant podcast co host you and I, of course, are in on the We got Nets Fantasy League and you have a Phoenix on. Correct.
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I have Aaron Bates and are you? What are your anticipations in terms of? Do you think that this is going to be a player that can have a high impact in this specific game? Are you starting him on? Your I am.
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Starting today aren Beans is an absolute must start with DeAndre in dealing with the 25 game suspension.
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Right now, it's important to get a guy like Aaron Baynes.
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He's he's been getting the points, have been getting the rebound guy that construct a floor a little bit.
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I am high on him, you know, his over under on points today is 13 and 1/2.
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I think he's due for a game where he could get about 20.
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Well, listen from the center position We've seen this throughout the season that struggle, no matter who it is.
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Even in the game when they played against the Detroit Pistons and they're missing three starters, Drummond went for a double double quadruple double, technically one for 25 points, 20 rebounds, so he can be effective inside the paint.
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Big men can have their way at times.
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The only thing I will say is that we saw this in the last one.
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Jared Allen certainly showed a little bit more of an assertive physical presence in and around the basket.
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Now he was shutting down the likes of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum.
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We're trying to drive in underneath there, but if you can establish himself as a physical presence, it should deter some of these big men.
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But I do tend to agree.
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Usually, when we look at these matchups, centers for oppositions are going to be the guy that you say, Yeah, they're going to get theirs.
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And Baines is coming off a 10 of 17 23 point performance.
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I wouldn't be surprised if he's putting up similar numbers.
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I think he's at least gonna have opportunities in this game to have success and It's just gonna be a matter over the temple dictates now.
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Adam Question for you.
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Who will score more tonight.
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Devin Booker or Kyrie Irving is who we were, and I were teasing this.
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We just came off watching a fantastic to and what is now two and eight New York football giants against the now two and seven.
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You know, Jets game, where we were doing a couple of teases, a couple little things and coming into this one we were trying to figure out, and he's trying to pick my brain.
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If you've been watching the Nets consistently, and I can't say that I've been deep diving on the Phoenix Suns.
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I know that Devin Booker has been playing really well, but Kyrie Irving has had the ability to turn off his off turn on his offensive game at will.
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And if the game dictates that T needs to score more, just like in the Portland game, he can put on a flurry in the late fourth quarter and, you know, cap off the game and get you the W.
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Or even when they're losing, he can come down and try to give you that 78 point surge late.
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So for me personally, I have to go home or on this one, I would take Kyrie.
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I know that I think you're going to go in the direction of Booker.
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So we're gonna have a little bit of action as this one starts to kick off.
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Yeah.
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I mean, I mean, if you've ever seen Devin Booker Player or the Phoenix Suns play since he's coming to the league, there's been games or they've been down 35 40 points and Devin Booker is still shooting the ball to try to get 50 60 70% game.
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Right? So, you know, while this Phoenix Suns seems a little bit more well rounded, they're five and three.
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This year, they're playing better.
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I still think it's interesting to know that Devon Booker's ah, high volume score, but like I said, he's shooting 50% from three point range.
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He's 92% from the free throw line.
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He's getting his points in a multitude of ways.
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I'm interested to see, you know, between Kyrie and Devon, the two Alphas on the team's who's gonna score more points.
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Yeah, and again, you know, the interesting thing will be where to the Where do they look for scoring beyond some of their key starters? You mentioned Baines.
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You know Booker's gonna get his butt.
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I think when you look at the Nets, you come off a game against Portland, Caris, Levert and Tori on Prince Shoot.
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It combines three of 19 from the field in that one, and the Nets win the game.
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You know Joe Harris on.
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Lee attempts to three pointers late in that game.
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Four Total.
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Sorry, it's two of them, but he only had 243 pointers in the game and not add three of those in the last five minutes of the game, and the Nets won that game.
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You don't need me, so it's the kind of thing where I think balance is going to be the key for the Brooklyn Nets, and that's gonna be kind of the key.
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To keep players that I'm looking at from Annette standpoint, is going to be the Caris Levert.
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He has struggled to get into a rhythm consistently.
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We've seen spurts from him, and in this last one I mean, he fell off the map and, oddly enough, after some games where they're pulling him how out late and Kenny Atkins was saying for defensive matchups in a game where he struggled from the field and wasn't giving you a ton, actually kept him in defensively.
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And as the we have the starting lineups, nothing really surprising here.
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Yet you brace Eric Baines, Booker and Rubio for the Suns, and then you can be with Harris, Prince, Allen, Laverne and Irving.
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So Alan, still getting the start here, even though technically, DeAndre Jordan is available.
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We also mentioned last time that we anticipate Alan getting more and more that starts in center position and kind of just the reality.
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Check that all of the numbers bear out that Allen has been the stronger player on the floor for them.
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That being said, I think that the Nets have a multitude of weapons that they can.
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They can run out there.
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If it's not Caris, Levert or Tori on Prince early in the game, it can be Joe Harris.
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If it's not someone off the starting rotation behind Kyrie Irving, it can be spent your dignity off the bench.
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Even a player like Nicholas Klaxon should he get some of a run here, is going to have an opportunity to at least be a pest defensively.
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And also he showed athleticism on the offensive end, where you could get a couple buckets for himself, another guy and we said him, We've seen him getting his uptick in minutes is going to be is gonna be Jared Temple.
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He's a three indie guy.
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He's shown it consistently on the defensive side of the ball, and then we've also seen him be able to run it out in spurts and get some offensive shots, get some good looks.
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He burst out for over 20 a couple of games ago.
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He's gonna be an up and down player offensively, but you certainly have the ability to dip into that.
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And with that, we're gonna be diving into a little bit of game action here.
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I'm actually gonna run through probably the 1st 5 minutes action just to give a little bit of insight of what we've been seeing in this one.
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And if Andy wants to try many, certainly gonna be more than welcome to.
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But more importantly, it's just that well, thankfully, we're actually matching up against each other.
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We're not, so that's OK, because I have to have blueberry going.
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Just to be clear, if you're if you're a Nets faithful, you can know as Jared Allen wins the tip into the backcourt.
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Joe Harris gets it over to Kyrie Irving to get things going here than I do also have Levert and Tori on principle.
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I am facing Doug Nori right now in Oh, that's right.
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Co hosting co host on the league.
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On his podcast, Signori is going head to head with Annie Mack.
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Oh, it's right now as your hair's gets hit with an offensive foul on a screen.
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And currently Andy is putting out a bit of a dominant performance of them being honest.
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So there could be some issues ahead for Doug.
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Nor is he could photo onto as I took care of him.
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Week one.
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Low action again.
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Here we talked about this good low action swing out to the perimeter.
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It's a mystery pointer, but at the same time not not seeing the marking early in this game that you want on the perimeter from the Nets.
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We'll see how it starts to play out.
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Here is Kyrie works a little pick and roll game with Alan.
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Alan gets fouled going in the basket.
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He'll get two shots at the line, and that's obviously something you seen consistently throughout the start of the season.
00:13:20
The show on the on the block dumped down the lane and try to get a feed from from Kyrie or from Caris Levert.
00:13:28
And this is an area of the game that we want to see Alan get back to his form here.
00:13:32
He struggled a little bit earlier this season, knocks down his 1st 3 throw here and just want to see him get some consistency.
00:13:37
He's been under 60 65% so far this year, and he's a plus 70 shooter from the line.
00:13:42
And as a big man who can get to the line consistently, you do want to see him as he goes.
00:13:47
One for two again, really.
00:13:48
Rebound gets there and Rubio bringing up the court for the sun.
00:13:51
So, you know, we want to see that consistency from Alan.
00:13:54
And even with DeAndre Jordan coming back, I really want to see him assert himself more.
00:13:58
Adam, you.
00:13:59
You and I talked before the game about the first half.
00:14:03
What are you expecting, Neil? Just from the first half right out of the gate from the events.
00:14:08
And there's that defensive presence from Alan Swat's ball inbounds.
00:14:11
It will stay with Phoenix, but yeah, 100% man in the first in the first half, we've seen it.
00:14:15
Nets have been better in first half of games than they have in the second half.
00:14:19
Typically, we've seen them have lied that they then sometimes squandered, like against the Detroit Pistons.
00:14:24
Or even though we got tight for a minute, they were able to hold out against the Portland Trail Blazers.
00:14:28
So I expect him to be winning going into half year.
00:14:31
Wow, from the outside.
00:14:33
Is that your boy right there? That would be the guy we talked about before I remains for threat.
00:14:38
Was knocking down early man and, quite frankly, looking nice on the outside to avert drives into the lane, gets swallowed up, does not hit the runner.
00:14:46
And that's been consistency for consistently inconsistent for him, Really.
00:14:49
Rubio driving down on the edge, little pull a pot, sinks it quick.
00:14:53
Early lead for Phoenix, 51 This is also not dissimilar from what we've seen in some games, where the Nets to do than to start a little bit slow and then try to build themselves up a CZ.
00:15:00
They dio Kyrie going one on all cannot get it to go.
00:15:05
Alan tries to fight Baines for a rebound, going back the other direction with Rubio on point now.
00:15:10
Nice dish rate down the lane wide open.
00:15:13
No presence as Alan was down on the other end of court veins with an easy bucket.
00:15:17
71 early lead for the Phoenix Suns right now.
00:15:20
And if you're a Brooklyn Nets fan and you're trying to build out that optimism, this is office.
00:15:23
Now you're looking for as Caris.
00:15:25
Levert fines Harris for an open look from three goes back room on that and early returns.
00:15:31
Right now, listen is about finding offensive rhythm.
00:15:34
And as we watch Rubio kick out to a wide open, Bain's same spot again knocks it down again. 10 1 run.
00:15:40
Don't be surprised if Kenny Atkinson is calling a time out, and he certainly is.
00:15:45
Usually you want to look for that year.
00:15:46
So what are we saying? Right? We're seeing loss of defensive assignments in rotation you're seeing as the Phoenix Suns are pushing the pace.
00:15:53
Jared Allen was down on one play, but nobody is out on the perimeter on Bains for these open looks.
00:15:58
We've seen this in a couple of games as well, where they were willing to sacrifice these looks early.
00:16:02
I, however, don't know if Banes is gonna be the kind of player that you could do that against throughout this game.
00:16:07
I would be surprised if you saw Claxton early in this one, but I think the klaxon is the kind of guy with his length at 6 11 and athleticism.
00:16:15
He can at least show on some of those perimeter plays like that, and you can work him on the floor at the same time with DeAndre Jordan or with the Jared Allen.
00:16:22
And we'll give you a little bit more size and ability to cover these rotations.
00:16:25
But so far, a lot of open looks going down the lane.
00:16:28
A lot of easy assists for Rubio and a lot of easy buckets for the Phoenix Suns.
00:16:31
Overall, Baines are ready with eight points early in this one.
00:16:35
If you were playing, so you really weren't you playing A I over.
00:16:38
I took Aaron beans over 13 and 1/2 points today and, uh I don't know if you're gonna get the fantasy.
00:16:46
I don't know. Eight within the 1st 2 minutes.
00:16:48
Is that good? And I don't know if it's gonna cover.
00:16:50
I know that's gonna cover.
00:16:51
I wonder what kind of buyout you're getting offered right now.
00:16:53
I'm sure it's pretty handsome.
00:16:54
Yeah, so I mean, listen, this is one of the issues that we talked about.
00:16:59
What? The Nets starting a little bit slow early in games.
00:17:01
Typically, we've seen them come back on this.
00:17:03
I will be curious to see as we get into bench players if Phoenix can continue this kind of run out.
00:17:07
But right now, I would say that Baines is obviously going to be an issue if he's gonna be shooting from the perimeter with consistency.
00:17:14
And then the other side of his, too.
00:17:16
Booker Booker got dance Elaine and was swallowed up by Alan.
00:17:18
That may be something that we can look to as a strength in terms of defending it.
00:17:22
But Rubio already has driven down the left side of the lane, kicked underneath for an easy, easy bucket for Baines.
00:17:28
He's also worked around the perimeter and then found open looks So from a facilitation standpoint, Rubio is doing exactly what you want to see him doing.
00:17:35
Finding his shooters, getting the ball in good positions.
00:17:37
But But Adam, just from the Nets side of things.
00:17:41
What you know, they only have a point.
00:17:43
It's early on.
00:17:44
What do you hope in them they can kind of do on offense.
00:17:47
I I know that that, you know, a remains not gonna make every shot from three.
00:17:50
And we need to tighten things up.
00:17:52
And, uh, you know, what are we looking at on the Nets offense? Side of the ball to get things a little bit going here.
00:17:59
What you saw, Houston.
00:18:00
See Caris. Levert drive down the lane.
00:18:02
He doesn't hit the runner.
00:18:03
You also saw Kyrie Irving go towards the basket.
00:18:05
Now, more often than not, I can't say for Caris Levert early in the season.
00:18:08
But Kyra is hitting those shots more often than not.
00:18:10
So you already have two times when you're driving and attacking at the basket.
00:18:13
You've already had Allen also get a foul as well, so I think for the Nets, in order to get start getting into a rhythm, it's about attacking at the basket first.
00:18:20
You also had Harris get a wide open look.
00:18:22
If you run back those exact same three sequences of please seven out of 10 times, you're looking at two buckets and you're looking at a three pointer.
00:18:29
So you know you don't want to overreact to it.
00:18:32
And I think Atkinson is obviously probably getting them over there and talking more on the defensive side of things in the offensive side of the ball right now.
00:18:38
Because the Nets are a team for top three points per game, you expect the offense to come.
00:18:42
And, as you see Caris Levert to get back into their set here, Alan showing on the screen he get. Kicks it out.
00:18:48
Taurean Prince fix on a three back over top of the key for Caris.
00:18:52
Levert working against Rubio in the lane, drives through.
00:18:55
There's the runner bucket, so I mean, it's same thing that you just saw him do on the last time down.
00:18:59
It's just about making those shots.
00:19:01
And for Caris Levert early Finding that confidence as you see Bane's working the top of the key for the Phoenix Suns.
00:19:06
A nice look under the basket, Man, I'll tell you what it means could work it all around game, where he's driving the lane for dunks, also dishing dimes and knocking down from three.
00:19:16
Yeah, this could be the kind.
00:19:17
But again, this is the kind of player that having big numbers as hairs comes off the screen at the top of the key.
00:19:22
Missing on his 2nd 3 point attempt.
00:19:24
Does get back on defense and tries to hold him up here as we'll see if Beans and Alan get earning two basket together.
00:19:30
Simple jumper over top of Harris.
00:19:32
Another point, and we're up to 14 to 3 now early going here.
00:19:35
But these are the kind of things that the Nets are going to struggle to find a rhythm with.
00:19:39
On the defensive side of the bowl hoisting is Kyrie Irving.
00:19:43
I want to describe the offensive sequence there as Tory on Prince almost gets away with the steel tipping one about out of bounds there as they tried to get the offense going for Phoenix.
00:19:51
But basically Kyrie just said, Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and jack this one up here and get us back into this thing and that if you want to say, Like what? The expectations.
00:19:57
At a certain point, Kyrie will start to take over and dominate the ball if he feels like that's what's called for another great look by Rubio streaking down the lane.
00:20:06
You find Serik on that one. Easy bucket.
00:20:08
16 6 now Phoenix Suns early going here.
00:20:11
Kyrie on Bold driving into the lane.
00:20:13
Just a one on three effort.
00:20:14
He's going to go ahead with that little jumper in the lane again.
00:20:17
I mean, this is this.
00:20:18
Well, you can probably kind of anticipate early here if the Nets are gonna struggle offensively.
00:20:21
Kyrie will do what's necessary as you see Rubio on the perimeter with Harris on him, he gets an easy open look from three, knocks it down Harris a little bit, A little bit too much room.
00:20:30
They're trying to get work over the screen of veins.
00:20:32
A 19 8 early seven.
00:20:35
Just under eight minutes to go here in the first, I'm gonna run out probably the next couple sequences in here and just see if the Nets, as Tory on Prince, goes from deep beyond the arc on a dish from Kyrie and knocks that one down calling the Nets within eight, and then I'll probably step away and maybe come back in at half time to give you some insights and see where we stand.
00:20:52
I never like to do the overreaction.
00:20:54
Early is Rubio gets down in the lane.
00:20:56
Booker gets caught in the air, back out to Rubio, top of the key Kyrie on and defensively, Bane sets the screen a switch, dumped out the pains and rate into the lane.
00:21:04
The combination between Rubio and Veins right now is Chris Man, and you talk about a player in Rubio who found himself on.
00:21:10
Maybe not in the right team situation.
00:21:12
This is a great spot for him today, and as Kyrie goes violently into the lane, does not get any Cole.
00:21:17
I don't think it's necessarily a foul, but certainly goes to the ground hard, Mrs.
00:21:21
On the fate and a three pointer from the corner for Phoenix wide open look Cares liver nowhere to be found on the defensive end of the ball there seven minutes ago.
00:21:30
Coming up here 24 11 early here in the game, but certainly not a nice look.
00:21:35
You ever want to be getting up 24 points through the 1st 4 minutes of a game.
00:21:38
Nice kick out to the corner on a Falco, all top of the key moving screen.
00:21:43
It looks like it's going to be against the Nets.
00:21:48
I say, What man? That the Phoenix Suns air moving at a pace right now.
00:21:51
And as you see on that last play, Baines had a switch against Kyrie Irving.
00:21:56
It's never going to be the ideal match from a defensive standpoint.
00:21:59
Well, you know, Adam, question is, you know, Ricky Rubio is not a plus defender right now.
00:22:05
How are they gonna attack Rubio? Moving forward? Well, well, the reality is that one of the things that the Nets lack is beings drives into the lane, is unable to get it.
00:22:15
But Phoenix still retains possession here.
00:22:18
Little scoop and a foul is gonna be called on the floor before the shot.
00:22:21
The interesting thing that the Nets struggle with is neither Jared Allen or DeAndre Jordan, our perimeter shooters or even mid range guys.
00:22:29
So the issue that you end up having offensively is most teams can collapse.
00:22:34
Their defense is into the lane to prevent against the Kyrie, Irving or Caris Levert from getting easy access We saw on that last drive by Kyrie.
00:22:42
Baines was able to sit back in there and Allen was not there.
00:22:45
He had set a screen out.
00:22:46
Hi. And it didn't matter, beings.
00:22:48
They will stay at home and clogged that lane against Kyrie and you're showing you see throughout the game here, coming off a miss the quick pullup pop.
00:22:56
Nothing doing from deep there.
00:22:58
And Phoenix is gonna come back down the floor of the had just under the six minutes to play here.
00:23:01
But if you want that, you know it's one of two things.
00:23:04
Typically, you want to stay attacking his temple gets down the ground, Scrappy, checking into the game here gets the turnover.
00:23:09
Alan feeds it to Kyrie Irving moving across the floor, spreading it out here.
00:23:14
You still have Joe Harris on on the floor.
00:23:15
Rainouts Worry on Prince a dish.
00:23:19
They're gonna call it.
00:23:20
They're going to call a blocking foul on Baines and looked like he might even set already.
00:23:24
But Alan's gonna go to the line here for two.
00:23:26
The interesting thing is going to be whether or not Tyree can show the ability to drive into the lane and then kick out Find Shooter's Spencer Dinwiddie on that second unit is certainly a guy that likes to get in the action, sometimes get in the air and then look around the perimeter to find his three point shooters in Joe Harrison, Tori on Prince.
00:23:43
Sometimes you got to go outside in when you're struggling, getting to the basket.
00:23:47
And right now, outside of Allen, who is now, though, seeing his third and fourth free throw shots here.
00:23:52
That may be what you need to do, because so far the Vert and Irving haven't swallowed up a little bit under the basket.
00:23:59
But one of the things that I've called for in past games has been the Jared Allen get more assertive and attack.
00:24:04
Get Baines into foul trouble early.
00:24:06
If he's a guy that's a good offensive weapon, get him off the floor with early foul trouble.
00:24:11
And then you can start to work the offense the way you want to.
00:24:13
Because for the most part, Phoenix is not exactly a large team, and the Nets have been lucky taking on Portland last last game as well.
00:24:20
Who is this even smaller than they are mostly across the board.
00:24:23
Well, that was to your point of Big Fallon just happened, you know, Gerald and took it to the bucket.
00:24:28
And Aron Baynes picked up a second foul.
00:24:31
You know, with five minutes ago in the first, he went to the bench.
00:24:33
He was upset, but that's huge for the Nets.
00:24:36
He showed a way to spread the floor.
00:24:38
He was, you know, having really good spacing, made two threes, was a great passer cut, cut to the rim, kind of remove that.
00:24:46
Like said, they're not that deep already without DeAndre eaten.
00:24:48
So, you know, for the Nets, it's got to be a huge plus.
00:24:53
And certainly, when you talk about Sarah goes the liner on two shots, getting fouled, going to the basket.
00:24:57
You know Sarah Wall, he can score points is not.
00:25:01
Baines doesn't have the same perimeter shot, doesn't have the same level of athleticism.
00:25:05
So you have now shortened the bench a little bit for Phoenix.
00:25:08
And when Bane's comes back in probably early in the second quarter to see how he gets his running, you have to go right back at him and attack again to try to force that issue This could be a threat that goes throughout this game.
00:25:19
If the Nets play it right, you need to have beans on three fouls going a halftime, at least.
00:25:25
If not, maybe you get lucky and catch him on four as Alan dishes it out to Irving on the wing, taking Rubio on one on one tries to cross him up.
00:25:33
They're gonna call a clean, clean takeaway for Rubio.
00:25:36
He dishes out to the perimeter.
00:25:37
Alan trying to fly by open look, buries it, and that's going to extend this lead to a 29 to 13 run here for the Phoenix Suns to start.
00:25:47
This is also, of course, the second game on the road trip of Spencer Dinwiddie has checked in for the Brooklyn.
00:25:50
That's offensive foul on Jared Allen.
00:25:54
This ball's going the other way.
00:25:56
One of the things we touch down consistently, of course, has been turned over for the Brooklyn Nets.
00:25:59
They did a better job last game so far, and this one.
00:26:01
Things are not looking the way you want them to.
00:26:04
A couple of sloppy, couple sloppy turnovers on moving on moving screens, and then I think that I'm really one on a miscue in terms of passing opportunity.
00:26:12
But so far, some of the old habits are the early season habits for the Brooklyn Nets are creeping up here, and as the Phoenix Suns get back into their offensive set, we haven't actually been mentioning Booker a lot as he kicks out to the perimeter.
00:26:24
Opened three knockdown, dimwitted late showing and the Nets now finding themselves down by 19.
00:26:32
And we'll see if Den Woody, who's working towards the top of the key now and they are going to call another foul.
00:26:41
Wow! Wow, this is a bit of a misnomer for me.
00:26:44
I can't give you insight to whether or not they're calling that on Alan again on a moving screen or if they're going to call a travel.
00:26:50
Yeah, they're gonna call the They have to be calling that on Jared Allen once again, and Kenny Atkinson is livid.
00:26:56
He's out on the court and he's losing his mind because he fired up.
00:26:59
It is ridiculous.
00:27:00
That was a really odd call, and Kenny Atkinson is doing everything in his power to let the referees know that he's not pleased.
00:27:06
It probably wasn't pleased with the first call against Karen Allen, and now you're seeing and see the second foul get cold on him on an alleged moving screen.
00:27:13
So we'll see if that having screen is on Jared Allen.
00:27:16
That's his third foul from Gabs Quarter, which I thought we talked about getting got yet talking about getting big men into foul trouble.
00:27:22
If you're gonna have an issue there now, you're all of a sudden now you've got to get into your bench.
00:27:26
Even though they said DeAndre Jordan is available in this one will be interesting to see how Kenny Atkinson counter acts with Jared Allen picking up his third foul.
00:27:33
All right, a SZ faras play by play goes, We're gonna step away here.
00:27:37
This is not the way we were hoping to do this.
00:27:39
Run at 32 to 13 for the Brooklyn that's trailing at Phoenix Raid.
00:27:43
Now I'll be checking back in at halftime, just giving some of the breakdown, seeing how the Nets make adjustments going the second quarter.
00:27:49
Seeing if they can get this thing that close and give themselves an opportunity to make halftime adjustments.
00:27:54
Andy Markowitz is going to be back with me probably, too.
00:27:56
We're going We're pulling an all nighter here.
00:27:58
It was a full day of sports, just watching the Giants lose.
00:28:01
Hopefully not watching the beginning of a Brooklyn Nets lost here.
00:28:05
But as always, you can follow us over on Twitter, where Doug nor will be active for you at we got Nets.
00:28:10
I'll be getting some things out on Instagram as I step away from the play by play Cole be touching back base with you at halftime and see where the Nets stand.
00:28:18
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