DON’T LOOK NOW THE SUNS ARE LEGIT

Phoenix Suns are ready for the playoffs.

For the last half decade, the Phoenix Suns have been a perennial lottery bound team. In that time, they have hit on two specific lottery picks in Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Regardless of how good the talent is on the team, there still is a level of synergy and coaching that has to be reached in order for a team to go from lottery to playoffs. At the beginning of this season the Suns have come out showing that they have something to prove and they do not want to miss the playoffs again. It seems they have found the right fit of players and the signing of Ricky Rubio has really helped take Devin Booker off the ball and allowed him to excel in a way that he hasn’t been able to in the past. I always thought that Devin Booker had the ability to be a next rendition of Klay Thompson with a better handle. The way the Suns have been able to win despite Deandre Ayton being out for 25 games has been really impressive. It seems that Phoenix has started to build a team that has put pieces in the right place to excel. Now, when you see them drafting, they seem to put an emphasis on drafting shooters to create more spacing for Devin Booker and the rest of the guards. This has been the perfect team for Ricky Rubio’s skill set. Devin has said for years that he is tired of missing the playoffs. Finally, it looks like it is possible. Barring injuries, this Suns team could crash the playoffs and develop similar to how the Warriors did. While the Suns are not the Warriors, they have some young cornerstones that will be able to make waves for many years. There aren’t too many young teams with the combination of shooting guard and center that have this amount of talent.

Jared

I am an avid football and basketball fan following the two sports for the last 25 years.

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