February 11, 2018, 3:01 am
Marquese Chriss was mostly irrelevant in Saturday’s loss, moving to the bench and finishing with five points, three rebounds, a 3-pointer and a block in 17 minutes.
The block and triple are nice but Chriss is just going to have to get more playing time than this to be worth the trouble. He’s got incredible upside and owners shouldn’t forget the monstrous run he put together last season but he’s going to be very tough to trust until the coaching staff lets him play through some of his issues. Troy Daniels started in his place tonight but went just 2-of-9 from the field. His most notable contribution was a scuffle with Will Barton that allegedly stemmed over Barton’s comments about Phoenix from Richard Jefferson‘s podcast. Welcome to the NBA in 2018.