Originally Posted by iSaYughh

Fields. (starter. Rookie)
Douglas. (young and inconsistent)
Walker. (young and inconsistent)
Moz. (starter. Rookie)

*not to mention the young Suns players he played and transformed

AR -- monumental headcase who looks like he cries on the court when he doesn't do perfect, and rode the pine in GSW, as well; and is now in a new, dynamic system.

But must be that D'antoni just never likes to play or grow young guys unless you're his nephew(?)

If anything, not throwing him into the fire on the court AND in the media would be in line with actually caring for Randolph, recognizing his future, and wanting to protect his game by not letting his already fractured self get even more confused and beaten down this season.
Please don't compare any of our young players to Anthony Randolph. His skill set is off the charts. Conversely Fields is the smartest of the young bunch, but he would never make the impact that AR could make if developed the right way. Douglas is praised for his defense, I'm sorry but I don't see it. As for his offense, lets not go there. As for Gallinari, I said it many times he needs to be sent to Europe for 4 years or D-League.

What young players did DA develop in Phoenix? Who traded all of their 1st and 2nd Round Picks in his tenure: 2004 Luol Deng, 2005 Nate Robinson, 2006 Rajon Rondo, Sergio Rodriguez, 2007 Rudy Ferndandez.