Phoenix Suns Have Been Absolutely Terrible on Offense Lately

By Cody Williams
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The Phoenix Suns have been a bad team for the entire 2012-2013 NBA season. They were assembled with a bunch of mediocre and above-average players, but no players that will work together to form a good team. That’s why they have a 23-50 record right now, the worst record in the Western Conference.

Despite how bad they’ve been all season, though, they’ve been really terrible in the month of March, specifically on the offensive end of the floor. Over the 14 games that they’ve played this month, the Suns have submitted an awful performance in almost every offensive statistical category.

For starters the Suns have averaged just 93.6 points per game, which is the fifth worst mark in the NBA over this month. In addition they have shot just 43 percent from the field and 31 percent from three point range as a team, the second worst and fifth worst percentages in the league respectively.

As if that wasn’t bad enough for the offensive performance that Phoenix has put up this month, it actually gets worse. They have the worst free throw percentage in the league over the month of March, shooting just 68.2 percent from the charity-stripe as a team. Moreover they’ve turned the ball over at an alarming rate, the worst in the league over this month. They’ve turned the ball over an average of 17.2 times per game, which is partly due to their pace, but also due to the fact that they have done a very poor job of taking care of the ball.

The Suns have had an awful season and it seems like it’s just getting worse. As they head into the last few weeks of this year, it seems like they should really just worry about developing their younger players and finding out how they can fix the mess that they’ve created with their team.

Cody Williams is a Senior NBA Writer with Rant Sports. Follow Cody on Twitter @TheSizzle20 and like his Facebook page.

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