March 3, 2018, 1:05 amMarquese ChrissPF, Phoenix Suns
Marquese Chriss’ nightmare season continued on Friday against the Thunder, as he scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, one steal and one block in 13 minutes before getting benched for a technical foul.
Chriss actually had another steal and block that didn’t get recorded, which is debatable, but by now you know the story. The stat set is there if he can get out of his own head and get his head into the game, but after a bad call by a ref he talked too much and Jay Triano actually has a policy for benching these Suns after techs. The upside is there but the results can’t be ignored, so he’s only a stash for the bold, brave and lucky. Dragan Bender is equally disappointing as he took (and missed) just one shot but managed six boards, four assists and one block in 37 minutes, having similar value as Chriss but without as much upside.