2019年7月12日

You have to make the playoffs first to win a ring. And the Phoenix Suns know better than anybody how difficult that can be. Forty-eight wins didn’t get the job done this past year, but the Suns, undaunted, will provide the punishing Western Seminar yet another crack in 2014-15. This time around, they will have Isaiah Thomas rounding out a deadly three-guard spinning that–hopefully–may also incorporate the newly paid Eric Bledsoe to get a full season. Goran Dragic was an elite actor last year, and he will seem to duplicate the very impressive individual offensive season we’ve observed in the post-Steve Nash Suns era. Channing Frye’s departure to the Orlando Magic will hamper Phoenix’s spacing on offense, but the group that led the NBA in fast-break points per year ago may play enough speed to make up for this loss. The bad news is that the Suns could have yet another superb season and fall short of the playoffs. The fantastic news is they have sufficient limit flexibility to re-sign Dragic next summer and pursue a significant free agent who could place them over the top. This year will be too much pleasure to term a throwaway, but the truth is the Suns are a year away from really raising their own profile. Read more: mindingthe.net