I have no problem with the Suns coming into their season opener on Wednesday night. When they are fighting for a Western Conference Final in 2016 it will all be worth it.
A team that has been a rudderless ship over the last four years, has finally bottomed out. No where to go except to the top few slots in the NBA draft.
Vegas had the Suns pegged for 21.5 wins. I’d take the “over” on that one but not by much.
Lose often, “tank games”, don’t be afraid to be really, really bad. I want to see Kansas sensation Andrew Wiggins in a PHX jersey next season.
My biggest concern about the coming season has nothing at all to do with basketball. It has everything to do with the front office.
Will Robert Sarver and Team President Lon Babby stay away from meddling with this long rebuilding process?
There are going to be lots and lots of empty seats. The TV ratings will be tiny. The apathy towards the Suns brand will be at a level that perhaps we have never seen. It’s the price you pay for getting really bad before getting really, really good. The Owner can’t suddenly depart from this rebuilding plan.
I can’t say enough about the jobs that GM Ryan McDonough and Coach Jeff Hornacek have done over their first six months in Phoenix. Cap space and draft picks will get you through tough times in a hurry as long as you don’t screw up the assets (Kendall Marshall, Michael Beasley, Wesley Johnson).
So get ready for Bledsoe, Goodwin, and Len. The rest of the roster probably won’t be here by the 2015-16 season when the team is going to be poised to make a deep postseason run.