The Phoenix Suns are quickly turning into the worst team in the NBA by far. They haven’t done anything right this year as they’re 15 games below .500 and no signs in sight of being competitive anytime soon. Personally, they don’t have a go to guy, and don’t have anyone in sight of building the team around. I guess you can make the argument Michael Beasley can be that guy, but I don’t think he is for many of reasons.
What can they do? I don’t even know what to say really, but it’s going to be a long road ahead.
The Suns have fired their coach this year, and Lindsay Hunter was hired in his place. Hunter has committed himself to rebuilding this team on the defensive end, which is fine and dandy. It doesn’t help that they don’t have many guys buying into that theory, but I don’t think it’s from a lack of effort…but a lack of talent.
Lance Blanks is the GM of the Suns, and he has a long way to go. He’s going to get himself a nice lottery pick this year (if he’s not fired at seasons end) and it’s going to be the most important pick of the franchise. Blanks doesn’t have the leeway to miss here, and he needs to draft himself a cornerstone. A guy the fans are going to embrace, pay to go see, buy his jersey, etc.
If you’re a Phoenix Suns fan, what can you say? They held onto Steve Nash for two years too long, and had the opportunity to trade him on the high and rebuild the organization as they would have for sure got a piece back. They fired their coach, and their GM doesn’t seem like he knows what he wants to do. It’s certainly bleak times for the fanbase, and I certainly don’t blame them if they decide to stop buying tickets.
We’ll see what happens with this franchise, but I don’t see brighter days ahead for quite some time.