Peculiarity #4: Jerome actually played and Baynes didn’t
In what has felt like a case of clamoring for the backup quarterback who most people have never seen play, many Suns fans have been begging for Ty Jerome to recover from his ankle injury and hit the court for the Phoenix Suns.
Those fans got their wish Monday night when head coach Monty Williams inserted Jerome, and the young man did not disappoint.
Jerome filled nearly every column in the stat column in his 12 minute NBA debut, including four points, four assists, and three steals.
He got some you’re-a-rookie foul calls against him, but otherwise, the Suns hope the backup point guard spot is in better hands than it was 24 hours ago.
To contrast Jerome’s surprise debut, Aron Baynes surprisingly sat out with a calf strain.
After gaining near super hero status for his toughness early on, the big Aussie has been exposed to kryptonite of late. Suns fans hope this is just a temporary setback for yet another big comeback.