PHOENIX-- We know that the Suns were one of the worst teams in the league last season. Their 25-57 record doesn't argue with that. Then summertime came along, and the Suns gave every fan a little glimpse of hope as they dominated games and got all the way to the league's very first Summer League Championship, where they were defeated by the Golden State Warriors.
The Morris Brothers were magnificent in the Summer league, and along with rookie Archie Goodwin and lockdown defender PJ Tucker, the Suns had a lineup that was hard to stop. The one question I have is: Can the success of the players and the team transfer to the regular season?
Likely not next year. This upcoming season will be a development year for the Suns. They are letting all of the younger players take prominent roles on the team to identify the player with promise and potential. Keep in mind, the Oklahoma City Thunder did a similar thing with their team during the 2008-2009 season when their record was 23-59. The next season, they went 50-32 with a playoff berth.
The Suns have some very intriguing prospects on their roster. If they play their cards right, they can go far.