Jared Dudley Needs Larger Role for Phoenix Suns Next Season

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The Phoenix Suns were like a bad movie in the 2012-2013 NBA season. They were like one of those movies where the lead actors have no chemistry with one another and it makes the final product difficult to watch because the pieces that made it up just don’t work. The Suns had a roster that was assembled with no purpose, no chemistry was developed and the result was them being the worst team in the Western Conference.

Though they brought in talented players like Goran Dragic in free agency and were relying on another great year coming from Marcin Gortat, things just never got rolling in the right direction for the Suns. As they look forward to next year, though, they have to find ways to improve. One way they could potentially do so is by relying more heavily on Jared Dudley.

While the majority of the Suns’ roster underperformed and disappointed, Dudley remained consistent and solid for Phoenix last year, despite playing fewer minutes than the season before. In 79 games he played 27.5 minutes per game and averaged 10.9 points, 2.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three. He played well and provided them with efficient offense, like he’s proven he can do over his career.

The Suns, even though they will likely be tanking to be a part of the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes, need to make Dudley more involved in what they do next season if they want to have any kind of success. Dudley is one of the few players for Phoenix who can regularly make things happen and be successful. They need to put him on the floor more and maybe good things will happen because of that.

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

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