Phoenix Suns Must Draft Well For Jeff Hornacek To Succeed As Head Coach

By Devin O'Barr
Jeff Hornacek looks forward to coaching Phoenix Suns
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Although a few NBA teams replenish every year via the NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns do nothing but shoot themselves in the foot every single summer. Hopefully after another dreadful season and new head coach Jeff Hornacek now in the mix things will change now, but recent history shows just how inept the Suns’ college scouting department has been.

Of the last 10 players that the Suns have selected in the past six seasons, only two of them remain on the Phoenix roster — Markieff Morris and Kendall Marshall, who were both drafted at No. 13 in the last two seasons respectively. Morris and Marshall have yet to make a significant impact making the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft extremely important.

Making Hornacek the new face of the franchise means that the organization is vying for a younger look. The problem is that the fans need a few young players to root for, which the Suns don’t currently have.

A team of misfits, the Suns have been linked to some of the bigger free agents who will be available this summer, but the salary cap will surely work against Phoenix who already has $53 million committed to their players next season.

Hornacek and the Suns could easily have the worst record in the entire league next season. To be blunt, nothing about this team makes you excited, and the lack of centerpiece players will make the losses pile up in the desert. Luckily for Suns fans, the NBA Draft is almost here which means another year of passing or trading away future All Stars for future busts. The Suns’ recent draft history includes names like Rajon RondoNate Robinson, and Luol Deng, but none of these three ever played a game with the Suns.

You May Also Like