Talking with ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the 37 year-old coach of the Suns isn’t ready to give up on the postseason and made it clear that the wise investment is in the development of young players, not a trade.
One-on-one with Earl Watson: on the young Suns, John Wooden's rules, young Baron Davis, getting past tragedy, more https://t.co/67kTghV9HL— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 9, 2016
A couple of notable excerpts from the interview:
You said before the season, pretty emphatically, that you wanted to make the playoffs. Is that still a goal now, at 6-14 [now 6-16]?
“That's always my goal. There's a lot of time left. With a young team, anything is possible. Our veterans are who they are. The only room to go through is through the young guys. Their development is better than a trade. It can happen at any time. Dragan [Bender] is getting better. Marquese [Chriss] is getting better. Tyler Ulis -- we just have too many guys.”
So to be clear: Is the postseason still a realistic goal?
“Why not? We're like four games out.”
So there you go Suns fans. Coach Watson isn’t giving up, so neither should you. Click on the interview, it’s a good one. Lowe asks Watson about a variety of topics, marijuana, the election, flag burning, BARON DAVIS. It’s a good one, I wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction. Enjoy.