Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: Dragic, Frye, or Green?

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport

The Suns had another good week, going 2-1 overall, with an impressive win on the road against the Clippers to help balance out the disappointing loss to the Grizzlies at home. Which players were the biggest keys to the Suns' success?

The Finalists


Goran Dragic aka "The Last Dragon"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 24.6 FG%: .548 Assists: 7.0 Steals: 3.0 Rebounds: 1.6

Although his best game of the week (and highest scoring of his career) resulted in a loss, it certainly wasn't Dragic's fault that the Suns' were upset by the lowly Grizzlies at home. With the other Slash Brother, Eric Bledsoe, sidelined with a sprained right knee for the past two games, it was up to the Dragon alone to carry the offense, and he has delivered.

Although he had a relatively quiet night against the Bucks, scoring only 15 points, he was incredible in the prior two games this week...scoring 26 against the Clippers and 33 against the Grizzlies...but that's only one aspect of his game. A look at his impressive stat line tells you all you need to know about his week.

Channing Frye aka "Deep Frye"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 16.0 FG%: .447 3PT%: .546 Blocks: 1.3 Rebounds: 5.3

Channing Frye had an excellent week for the Suns. Although we've come to expect this kind of play from Channing, his unique ability to provide the spacing the Suns need through his lights' out shooting should not be taken for granted.

Frye is helping the team in various ways, such as with rebounding and interior defense, though his three point shooting is obviously his specialty. He may not get the credit he deserves, but one thing's for sure, he is a very important part of this teams' success.

Gerald Green aka "Gr33n Light"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 18.0 FG%: .538 3PT%: .404 Steals: 3.67 Rebounds: 2.0

Gerald Green is turning into one of the biggest surprises on the roster for the Suns this season. While Plumlee's success may be the most surprising based on playing only 55 minutes last season, Gerald Green is quickly becoming one of the biggest success stories of the Suns' season thus far.

Green played two outstanding games this week, scoring 21 against the Clippers off the bench and then 24 points against the Bucks as a starter. He also had a very forgettable game against the Grizzlies, in which he scored only 9 points and went only 1 of 7 from beyond the arc, but even with that, his combined stats this week remain very impressive.

The Player of the Week

Gerald Green

Although Goran Dragic technically had a better overall week stat wise, I decided to go with Gerald Green who seemed to find his way as an impact player on the court when the Suns needed him the most this week. Gerald Green played his best game of the season in my opinion against the Milwaukee Bucks, in a game that easily could have turned into a disaster for the Suns if not for his momentum changing plays and his hustle on defense to jump the passing lanes...creating turnovers and dunks. Not to mention, he shot 4-7 from beyond the arc, providing some huge shots to help secure the lead.

Green has already proven to be one of the best three point shooters on this team, but his ability to read the opposing offense and take advantage of bad passes in Bledsoe's absence was one of the biggest keys to the Suns beating the Bucks. Green averaged almost four steals per game this week, which shows he is trying to do more for the Suns than just shoot. He may never be a great defender, but he is finding ways to positively affect the game on the defensive end, and I think that's a huge step in the right direction.

The Suns will need someone else besides Dragic to step up over at least the next week in Bledsoe's absence, and if Green can continue to play this way consistently, he may prove to be that guy.

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