With NBA Training Camps officially opening, we preview the Phoenix Suns’ 2015-16 season
Phoenix Suns 2014-15 record: 39-43, 3rd in Pacific; 10th in Western Conference
Phoenix Suns 2014-15 MVP: Eric Bledsoe
Three Things I Think I Know About The Phoenix Suns…
Team is a great offensive team with potential to be even better – If there’s one thing about the Phoenix Suns, it’s that they’re going to run, score points and entertain. Apart from that, much needs to be determined with this squad. They finished last season in the top half of the league in offensive rating, and in the bottom half of the league on the defensive end.
They’re a team full of potential that continues to perform at a mediocre level.
Can be a better defensive team this season with the addition of Tyson Chandler – The addition of Chandler will certainly help their interior defense, and not just when he’s on the floor. Chandler will provide more value to this Suns team than can be measured on a stat sheet – in the team meetings, practices and huddles.
Chandler is one of those guys that, just by his presence, can immediately improve a team’s overall defense. Expect that to happen in Phoenix – it’s happened in almost every one of his stops thus far in his career.
“Sleeper team” out in the West – If the Suns young talent can continue to blossom this season, don’t be surprised if the Phoenix Suns finally transform into that “sleeper team” we predicted they would be last season. Of course, this is assuming Markieff Morris can play nice for the entire season, and if Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight can continue to co-exist.