Season Preview: Phoenix Suns
The Suns have been rebuilding their team for the last 5 years and may finally have enough talent to regain success.
The Suns have great potential with their backcourt. Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and rookie sensation Devin Booker are all quality guards who seem to be future All-Stars. These guards, and most of their core, are young and athletic, as seen in their above average fast break, which should continue onto next season.
However, Phoenix's young core lack experience. The off season additions of veterans Jared Dudley and Leandro Barbosa, along with Tyson Chandler remaining, should help the young Sun's gain what mentality they are lacking, whilst also being beneficial on offense.
The biggest task that the Suns would have next season is developing their players and improving on their team chemistry. There is too many unproven players and a huge lack of team play. They have people who can score, but no one to facilitate. They are also not an efficient team, ranking first in turnovers and near bottom in Offense and Defense. Their coach, Earl Watson, is also relatively inexperienced, and will have a hard time stringing this team together.
The Suns will most likely not be able to contend for the playoffs, if they do not build themselves an efficient team around their proven backcourt.