Diante Garrett is among the Phoenix Suns players on the Summer League roster as the Suns get ready this weekend for action in Las Vegas.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea for Garrett to have a strong summer for the Suns, who need every single player on their roster to step up their play a few notches, if not several notches, after a disappointing 2012-13 season. Garrett could be a key player for the Suns. But it won’t hurt if he started playing like someone ready to be an NBA standout this season.
He’ll be fighting for a roster spot, like all other Suns players, but Garrett in particular will need to show his coaches that he is worthy in investing on this season. The Suns only used him in 15 games last season and he averaged 7.8 minutes, 1.6 assists and 2.1 points per game. He shot only 32.7 percent from the floor.
But the Suns like the potential Garrett has and are hoping he’ll show them a lot of things this summer and not only solidify a roster spot on the team, but be a vital part of the Suns’ effort this season. As a guard, Garrett will get a chance to show he’s able to lead the Suns offense at either the first or second unit, and he can get the offense to be more productive and less inconsistent this season.
With a new coaching staff, Garrett will have a clean slate and an open chance to impress the Suns with his performances. First, he needs to get the chance to show what he can do. He’s getting that chance in summer ball. Now he needs to deliver.