The Madhouse is back.
Last week I asked BSOTS’s esteemed editor Dave King if I could pick up where Mike Lisboa left off. Graciously, he said I could. So we are going to do this on Fridays until I get disinterested or Dave says, “Keith you really, really shouldn’t have posted that.”
If you enjoy this format, please say so in the comments. Logically, it is the best indicator of determining how many calories I should burn putting it together, but more importantly there is nothing I value more than the opinions of strangers on the internet.
Well Summer League is over. Your Suns went 3-1. Which is.....fine. Those three wins mean we can call Phoenix the winningest (not a word) team in Summer League history. As of Friday the 19th we don’t yet have a date for the banner hanging ceremony.
Which teams have won the most games in NBA Summer League history? pic.twitter.com/G1cEMpmlIu— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 18, 2019
If the 2019-20 NBA campaign bears resemblance to the last few seasons of Phoenix Suns basketball you can expect the team to make a strong run at remaining on top of the Summer League heap.
You know what, that’s not fair.
I mean they won three games without these guys:
#Suns announce that Cam Johnson and Ty Jerome will NOT play in summer league, since the trades could not become official until today and neither player was able to practice leading up to Vegas. pic.twitter.com/9NiUGdxXL7— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) July 7, 2019
And this guy got a job:
Report: Jared Harper agrees to two-way contract with Suns, joining Final Four opponent Ty Jerome in a fight for point guard minutes https://t.co/Ow3LQGB5Ea— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) July 18, 2019
And this guy looked good:
Jalen Lecque per 36 in SL:— Kris Hanson (@KrisHansonRCF) July 13, 2019
Crazy that the Suns managed to acquire the best rookie of the 2019 class WITHOUT drafting him
So after a couple free agent moves, we’re left with this:
The Suns’ roster is now tentatively set:— Evan Sidery (@esidery) July 17, 2019
Ball Handlers - Devin Booker, Ricky Rubio, Tyler Johnson, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, Jevon Carter, Elie Okobo
Wings - Kelly Oubre, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson
Bigs - Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Aron Baynes, Frank Kaminsky, Cheick Diallo
That’s at least interesting enough for me to be interested in opening night.
Brandon Clarke of the Grizzlies was named MVP.
University of Evansville legend Jerry Sloan is not in good health.
Darren Collison retired from the NBA, reminding me that Darren Collison still played in the NBA.
Kyle Lowry had surgery on his injured thumb, and based on Kyle Lowry’s playoff history and the 2019 NBA finals, I think he should just leave the thumb alone.
What I’m reading: White Noise, Don DeLillo
That’s all I have. Thanks for reading every single word and not skipping around.