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By LARRY VAUGHT
Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com had an interesting article explaining how pleased the Phoenix Suns are with the early play of Archie Goodwin.
“He’s got that ability to get to the basket,” head coach Jeff Hornacek told Giralou about Goodwin, who will turn 19 on August 17.
Goodwin went hrough a three-day minicamp this week to prepare NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
“(His age) was one of the things that maybe was a concern when he came in,” Hornacek told Giralou. “How much of the game does he know? How fast will he pick stuff up? He’s picking stuff up better than we expected. We’re throwing a lot of stuff at these guys. He knows it all.
“When he attacks the basket (he can’t) just think shot. He’s got to think, ‘Is it open for the shot?’ If it’s not, then make that extra pass. Those are things that — it’s a little different in the NBA when things collapse a little bit quicker than in college.”
Hornacek likes what Goodwin has shown he can do.
“I think the first practice was maybe a little, the physical play maybe his eyes were opened a little bit,” Hornacek said. “But he’s battled these last two and now he doesn’t even look like he’s an 18-year-old out there.”