Phoenix Suns Season Preview

Do you remember back when Phoenix had too many guards on their team (Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas, Brandon Knight, and Goran Dragic) which ultimately hurt their team more than helped? Deja vu anyone?

Entering this season, The Suns have a guard problem. They have too many of them (heard that before)! Here is a list of every guard they have on the roster right now: Leandro Barbosa, Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ulis, Shaquille Harrison, and John Jenkins.

Harrison, Jenkins and Ulis might get sent to the D-League, but thats five players that can play the same position! This is the perfect case of having too much of a good thing.

Drafting Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss was a plus for the Suns. Both will more than likely come off the bench, which give Phoenix that much needed scoring punch from their second squad.

Booker is a special talent. Being only 19, he is one of the best shooters in the NBA and his work ethic is praised throughout his team. He showed last season that he will be a super star with more time and experience.

Head coach Earl Watson will have some decisions to make before the season starts. For one, Who starts?

Bledsoe is a proven starter in the NBA. Booker is a young talent that is on the cusp of being a legit star in the league. For floor spacing reasons Booker needs to be on the floor. Where does that leave Knight? You can’t start both Booker and Knight because that would not work defensively, and Bledsoe and Knight have already been seen together. Someone’s going to be the odd man out, in a league that prioritizes shooting, it probably won’t be Booker. Even beyond that, Ulis is a playmaker and he won’t spend the entire season in the Dleague. Someone is going to be the lead guard of the second unit, if it’s Knight his shooting ability may allow him and Ulis to play together. Still, that’s not even considering Goodwin, Harrison, and Jenkins.

You ever have that one friend that has a Iphone 4,5,6,7, Ipod, Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Mini, Ipad, and a Samsung note 7?

I.E: the Phoenix Suns.


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Jalen Hunter is an NBA writer for My Mind on Sports.

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