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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#101 » by bwgood77 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:22 pm

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Post#103 » by bigfoot » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:12 am

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Those are some generous assists
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Post#104 » by jcsunsfan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:13 am

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Those are some generous assists

Typical for the NBA.
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Post#105 » by jcsunsfan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:26 am

This was the best performance by a Suns pg this year. It is the first time one of our pg's led the team in assists this year. A rookie, in his first real extended minutes.
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Post#106 » by Golanator » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Loved what I saw yesterday from Elie. If he gets the opportunity he will be a good one.
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Post#107 » by No Koko » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:55 pm

Okobo in his first real NBA opportunity was better than Isaiah Canaan has ever played in an NBA game in his life. I understand we are concerned about Okobo's defense as a starter, but I really doubt it could possibly be any worse. The obvious solution is to start him NOW but he will probably go back to rotting behind Canaan and Crawford who won't even be here next year because "Elie needs more time, it's too early." :banghead:
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#108 » by WeekapaugGroove » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:12 pm

Good Article on The Athletic (I'll post but it's worth a subscription if you like good sports writing).

https://theathletic.com/619586/2018/10/29/how-a-rookie-from-france-elie-okobo-started-playing-like-he-belongs-in-the-nba/


But Okobo was also a catalyst behind the Suns’ surge to steadily trim a 26-point Thunder lead to the margin of the final score. He assertively knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. After barely missing Ayton on a lob pass early in the third quarter, Okobo assisted on two Ayton buckets in the fourth. He totaled 14 points and four assists in that final period. “I was trying to be really aggressive and do what I can do on the court,” Okobo said. “I’m working hard. I’m here. I’m trying to show and improve every single day. Tonight was an opportunity for me.”

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Okobo acknowledged he has been “a little bit nervous” for game action, the speed much faster than what he was accustomed to overseas. He has relied on experienced teammates such as Booker, Chandler and Crawford for advice. Canaan has been tough on Okobo during practices, relaying an honest message about the competition level in the NBA while also encouraging him to stay positive when he makes mistakes. “I’m glad that he was able to get extended minutes tonight, to where he can get them nerves out,” Canaan said of Okobo. “I’m gonna need him just as much as he needs me. Because, at any moment, anything can happen. I just want him to be ready when his name is called.”

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Okobo wants to properly use his quickness to keep the ball moving as a distributor, while ensuring that each teammate is in the correct spot within the system at all times. Kokoskov added that, “at the end of the day, (Okobo has) got to make shots.” Going against Westbrook Sunday was a crash course in attempting to defend such relentless athleticism. Kokoskov highlighted a subtle moment in which Okobo recognized the Suns needed to change their defensive coverage and hollered instructions out to fellow rookie Mikal Bridges. That’s an example of Okobo’s growing confidence as a floor leader that does not show up in the box score, the coach said. So is when Okobo unexpectedly barked at Ayton to “set the pick, and get out of the way.” “That’s the first time he got on me about, like, ‘Get your butt down to the rim,’” Ayton said.
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#109 » by bwgood77 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:42 pm

Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

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Post#110 » by TASTIC » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:51 pm

I'm just going to say it.

He reminds me of a tanned Dragic :D
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#111 » by WeekapaugGroove » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:42 pm

bwgood77 wrote:Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

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Who's the dude way over in the far left? Or as it's better know as 'josh Jackson territory'.

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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#112 » by cberry78 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:42 pm

His ball control, his fluidity, the way he moves on the court, he reminds me of Nash.

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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#113 » by ImNotMcDiSwear » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:44 pm

WeekapaugGroove wrote:
bwgood77 wrote:Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

Read on Twitter
Who's the dude way over in the far left? Or as it's better know as 'josh Jackson territory'.

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That's Harry Giles, my man.
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#114 » by WeekapaugGroove » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:47 pm

ImNotMcDiSwear wrote:
WeekapaugGroove wrote:
bwgood77 wrote:Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

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Who's the dude way over in the far left? Or as it's better know as 'josh Jackson territory'.

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That's Harry Giles, my man.
Ahh thanks I forgot he's considered a rookie.

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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#115 » by bwgood77 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:59 pm

WeekapaugGroove wrote:
bwgood77 wrote:Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

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Who's the dude way over in the far left? Or as it's better know as 'josh Jackson territory'.

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Going to their website and looking at the raw scores that must be Harry Giles...and the guy above him must be Wendell Carter.
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#116 » by lilfishi22 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:01 am

WeekapaugGroove wrote:
bwgood77 wrote:Okobo the third best on the offensive side...

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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#117 » by Golanator » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 pm

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Elie has another big chance tonight
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#118 » by No Koko » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:56 pm

Golanator wrote:
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Elie has another big chance tonight


Yes!!!!!!
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Post#119 » by WeekapaugGroove » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:38 pm

They won't but I'd consider starting Daniels at the 2 tonight and simplify the o to be okobo ayton pick and rolls with 3 shooters for spacing.

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Post#120 » by bwgood77 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:11 pm

WeekapaugGroove wrote:They won't but I'd consider starting Daniels at the 2 tonight and simplify the o to be okobo ayton pick and rolls with 3 shooters for spacing.

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It wouldn't shock me if they wanted to limit Jackson's minutes.

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