Tonight kicks off another exciting season of NBA basketball and tomorrow will mark the start of another year of Suns basketball. This year, the young team in Phoenix will be looking to build on their remarkable year last season and make the playoffs. While making the playoffs in the competitive Western Conference is going to be difficult with old talents as well as emerging new ones, Phoenix is hoping with the moves they made this offseason that they can scoot their way into the postseason.
Isaiah Thomas was the most notable addition the Suns made while in between seasons, which they’re hoping will do them more good than the loss of Channing Frye will do them bad this year. Frye had become a fan favorite in Phoenix but left for a spot on the Orlando Magic’s roster. He will be a great asset to the young Magic squad, as well as a huge loss to the young Suns team. Frye will provide Orlando with a reliable stretch 4 and an impressive threat from deep as well as veteran leadership in the locker room. Thomas is coming off a career year (and joins many Suns coming off of career years of their own) with the Sacramento Kings. He’ll be coming off the bench as a backup guard for Dragic and Bledsoe. The Suns’ addition of Thomas to their already immaculate backcourt seemingly catapults Phoenix into the position of Best Backcourt in the League and will give their opponents a tough time trying to contain their offense this season.
The Phoenix Suns will start their season at home against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night. Phoenix and coach Jeff Hornacek are hoping to surpass the 50-win mark this season, a very reasonable expectation after surprising the league with their successful campaign last year.