WELP. The Phoenix Suns are back on the **** list. It wasn’t enough for them to take out one of our point guards in preseason for most of the season—NO NO NO—they just HAD to do something even more stupid and bush league. In last night’s kerfuffle (An Andy Larsen original™️), Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss took out their personal issue of sucking in front of a live audience on Ricky Rubio. After the game, Quin Snyder was none to pleased as you can see from this video of last night’s press conference taken by Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Quin Snyder: Not pleased with another dirty hit on Ricky Rubio. pic.twitter.com/Vd4iYmZzWE— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 16, 2018
Quin wasn’t the only one royally pissed off about it. Today on 1280, Dennis Lindsey spoke about it and it appears last night’s rumble had some unfortunate consequences.
"I'm tired, guys, to be honest with you. I didn't sleep well last night after the two hits on Ricky...coupled with my wife's snoring...so you'll have to forgive me."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
-Dennis Lindsey's opening comment today LOL
"I've got an upset starting PG, I've got an upset coach & reasonably so. Literally, when I say I didn't sleep a minute [last night] I didn't. We expect our players to be protected. We think the officials made the appropriate determination, [but] we've seen this too many times."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
"I don't think there's any connection individually. Again, what happened vs. Minnesota was inappropriate...what happened TWICE [last night] is not in the name of good sportsmanship. He's upset. He's got a contusion on his knee now and we're in a playoff chase."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
"You expect players to be protected by the league, and we'll stand on that. Hopefully it won't cause him to miss any time, but frankly as of today we don't know. We're disappointed in the actions and we're going to express that."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
"I've been on rebuilding clubs before...that's a tough circumstance. But competitive poise, no matter if you're in a rebuild, a playoff chase, a championship chase...competitive poise is something that's very important to us."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
"We do it cleanly, but yet physical."
"We get competition brings frustration, but again, what happened last night was uncalled for."— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2018
Yeah you read that correctly, Ricky Rubio know has a knee contusion because of the a**hattery of Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss. You’ll never guess that the league hasn’t handed down any additional punishment on Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss, but it wouldn’t do any good. Unless they subjected Jared Dudley to a treadmill and Marquese Chriss to endless highlights of his airballed dunk, it’s not much of a punishment for their idiotic reactions last night. If they’re suspended that’s jus one less game they have to endure of their hellacious tanking season.
According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Rubio is questionable for tomorrow night’s game.
Rubio has a contusion on his leg..he's questionable tomorrow night https://t.co/0O94WxKUou— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) March 16, 2018
For the Utah Jazz, this makes David Stockton’s signing all the more necessary. It’s unfortunate the homecoming of John Stockton’s son couldn’t be under better circumstances. Now with Ricky Rubio suffering a knee contusion right in the middle of a playoff push, Utah’s has a significant weakness in their armor. Dante Exum is going to have to get into game shape AND FAST. The Utah Jazz need his services badly. These next few games against lottery teams just went from a cake walk to Chopped.