The Phoenix Suns are fully underway in training camp, and things have gotten fairly physical thus far.
"We've had four really tough days," said coach Monty Williams to reporters on Friday. Williams said today's practice was a bit more chippy than the previous ones, likely a result of the tough physical nature.
The Suns have gone into training camp full speed, with their first preseason game ahead on Sunday. Not everybody has made it through clean, however. Josh Okogie will be out for a minimum of two weeks with a hamstring injury:
Everybody else on the Suns' roster was good to go, according to Williams.
How demanding has this camp been? Williams says they've played more than any other camp he's ran since taking over in Phoenix.
"Good wear and tear," said Williams on the demanding nature of the Suns' practices.
"We compete, it's one of our pillars … You have to allow for some of the bravado to come out … It's a byproduct of competitive nature and four days of just going after each other."
Phoenix will get the opportunity to take it light when the fans fill the Footprint Center for the team's open practice on Saturday prior to hosting the Adelaide 36ers on Sunday for their first preseason game.
It sounds as if things will be more loose and vanilla on Saturday, as Williams made it a point that he wants his team to be able to "connect" with the fans.
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