Record: 24 – 58 (15th in the West)
Season Ended: No Playoffs
Josh Jackson (SF/PF), Davon Reed (SG)
Troy Daniels (SG)
PG: Eric Bledsoe (21 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast)
SG: Devin Booker (22 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast)
SF: TJ Warren (14 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast)
PF: Marquese Chriss (9 pts, 4 reb)
C: Tyson Chandler (8 pts, 12 reb)
Josh Jackson (SF/PF), Brandon Knight (PG/SG), Alex Len (C), Dragan Bender (PF), Alan Williams (PF/C)
Josh Jackson drafted – This year with their lottery pick the Suns were able to draft Josh Jackson. The long, defensive minded forward from Kansas who is a consistent jumper away from being a real problem. Jackson was one of my favorite players in college ball last year and earned his draft spot. He’s going to play behind some veterans this year but I expect that he’ll be a contributor off the bench.
How good can Devin Booker be? – Booker gets buckets. He did so to the tune of 70 points against the Celtics last year. This year he’ll look to turn that scoring into more actual winning and to do so will need to step up in other ways besides scoring. We will see if he is able to do so.
Looking to Offload Veterans – A report came out recently that the Suns were actively shopping Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley. This makes it clear that they’re trying to maximize the PT of their young players and don’t feel that they need that veteran presence to guide them as they did last year. Chandler and Dudley can definitely help a competing team and I expect they’ll both get the chance to do so.
Mike Predictions (23 – 59) (14th in the West)
Josh Predictions (25 – 57) (14th in the West)