The Phoenix Suns have a great opportunity to have a special season en route to an NBA Championship this year.
The one thing that is so exciting about the beginning of a new season is finally being able to see how the new players on new teams mesh with their new teammates. What will the chemistry be like? Will they be willing to share the ball and sacrifice personal stats for the good of the team?
And more importantly, how would they handle the criticism if things didn’t work out and weren’t going as planned? Would certain players demand a trade or would they try and work through the problem?
One of the hardest things in life to accomplish is winning a championship in professional sports and sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures as we have had the privilege of seeing superstars teamed up in order to accomplish that ultimate goal.
While this is an era where having so many stars on one team is frowned upon (unless it happens to be your favorite team) we have seen many of the collaborations result in championships and champagne showers and we have also seen many attempts but have failed to reach their potential.
There is one team that is entering the season and will have the rare opportunity to do something special. That team is the Phoenix Suns who now have three of the top five shooters the NBA has seen in the past decade.
The Phoenix Suns have a chance to make history
Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal will have the chance to rewrite history as they could challenge the 1982-83 Denver Nuggets trio of Alex English, Kiki Vandeweghe, and Dan Issel as the highest-scoring trio by average in NBA history.
While that may not seem like a recipe for success, especially considering the amount of trios that were deliberately put together to only fail to meet expectations. Not only does this team have a great chance at breaking that record but they also have what it takes to win the NBA title.
One main reason that this Suns team could achieve this record is because English, Vandeweghe, and Issel were not consistent shooters. None of them hardly ever attempted a 3-point shot and they played in an era where the 3-point shot wasn’t as popular as it is now.
The Suns have three stars who can score at all three levels and can dominate in isolation in one-on-one matchups. All three players know how to move the ball, know how to play off the ball, and all three of them can get their shot off in a phone booth. It will pretty much pick your poison for the Suns’ opponents as all three stars thrive in isolation.