The Suns are in deep doo-doo.
They have lost 3 straight, their best non-canadian player from last season is in a funk and being way too vocal for anyones liking about his diminished role in the team's offense.
The wings are shooting blanks with Michael Beasley averaging a measly 35% and Dudley constantly missing open jumpshots.
But we are coming into a streak of 6 games against lower echelon opponents. Games that will be easier to win (although nothing is easy so far for the Suns), games that can silence all the bad ju-ju stirred up by the Hammer and maybe help us retool the lineup to play better, without those darn 20-point holes we keep digging ourselves into at the beginning of games.
So let's take a look what's ahead:
PORTLAND at home
That's a tough one - the Blazers are on a nice streak of wins.
The rebound the ball on offense, hit 3's and defend very well. But arguably they are even thinner on the bench then the suns. The key to the game would be an pissed-off, "I'll-show-them" game from the Hammer. Going against the likes of J.J Hickson he should be able to take flight. If he has a rebound game in him - now is the time.
NORLEANS at Home
That should be a W. Again, Gortat going against Fropez is a show-em-all affair. Their bigs are turning the ball over a lot. The PG's are far from elite level and they seem to have a lot of defensive woes.
That's a game against a good team missing their best player in Bynum. Arguably tough, but doable if we keep their wings in check.
That has to be a win. Irving is out. And even with him they are below average.
Nuff said. :)
A team underachieving in my opinion. Predicting a Loss, but who knows...
If we win 4 or 5 of these games (IMO doable) we get back over .500
Folly or possible?