It’s time to take Ryan Anderson out behind the arena, gently lower him into a dumpster as he weakly protests, close the lid, put a tire on it, and wait for the elements to do their thing. That might take a while in Phoenix, so if they want to borrow a Milwaukee dumpster so that the exposure ends him quicker, they can go ahead.
The same treatment can be applied to Trevor Ariza.
Mikal Bridges isn’t the answer to the Suns’ woes, but at least he isn’t NOT the answer. He’s a rookie. Rookies have potential and stuff. They can get better. Anderson is not going to be getting any better at anything besides getting worse. Bridges was a high pick, and he’s shown enough now to get decent minutes despite whatever he does wrong on the court. At least for the time being.
I don’t expect him to hit four threes every game like he did tonight, but I do expect him to be a more lively presence than the old vets. He was a key part of this win, don’t forget. Without his late three, the Suns lose. And he deserves all the credit for Devin Booker’s game-winner. I haven’t figured out how yet, but he had to have something to do with it. Even if it was just a pre-play peptalk.