Cloudy Future Awaits Phoenix Suns
Rob Lunder covers the NBA for Rant Sports. For all NBA news go to the league homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18
If there was one team with the cloudiest personnel future in the NBA, it would be the Phoenix Suns. They currently sit at 11-18 for the year and have been on a losing skid for quite some time. Looking at their current roster, they do not have one player that you could safely say that you would want to build around.
Their best player is Goran Dragic and even though he is a really solid player, he is not a franchise type of player. He is a solid starter but he would be expendable for the right price. Marcin Gortat is arguably their second best player and he is in the same boat as Dragic. He is an above average starter but certainly not a difference maker. The rest of the roster is littered with decent but not great players in Jared Dudley, Luis Scola, and Markieff Morris. The team wasted a bad contract on Michael Beasley, the former number two overall pick who is only averaging a little over ten points per game on the season.
The organization thought it was getting their star cornerstone this past offseason when they signed current New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon to a max offer sheet, but the Hornets decided to match it and the Suns lost out on their main target.
The Suns are going to stink for quite some time. They figure to have a top ten pick in this summer’s draft, but the problem is there are no franchise guys among the expected available crop of players. The team desperately needs that franchise guy that they can build around and they obviously need that player sooner rather than later.