You need to make the playoffs first, to acquire a ring. And the Phoenix Suns know better how hard that can be.
Forty-eight wins didn’t get the work done this past year, but the Suns, undaunted, will give the punishing Western Seminar another crack in 2014-15. This time around, they will have Isaiah Thomas rounding out a mortal three-guard spinning that–hopefully–may also include the newly paid Eric Bledsoe for a full season.
Goran Dragic has been an elite performer this past year, and he will seem to replicate the most impressive individual offensive season we have observed in the post-Steve Nash Suns era.
Channing Frye’s departure to the Orlando Magic will hamper Phoenix’s spacing on crime, but the team that led the NBA at fast-break points a year ago may play with enough speed to compensate for this loss.
The good thing is that the Suns may have yet another excellent season and still fall short of the playoffs. The fantastic news is they have enough limit flexibility to re-sign Dragic next summer and pursue a major free agent who may place them on the top.
This year will be too much pleasure to word a throwaway, but the fact is the Suns are a year away from actually raising their own profile.
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