For the 8th straight year, Lowe broke the NBA down into tiers during the preseason. Spoiler alert, he’s not high on the Suns. Along with Dallas, Sacramento, and the Lakers, he places Phoenix into what he calls “Lottery West.”
The 8th Annual Tiers of the NBA: my version of preseason power rankings: https://t.co/NUbj6Zlq5e— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) October 9, 2017
Here’s what he has to say about the 2021 NBA Champions:
This all about the development of the college team within the NBA team: Can Dragan Bender show something, and get real time as a stretch center? How good is Josh Jackson already? Does Marquese Chriss realize the object of defense? Can he hone his 3-point shot? Does the ball look bigger in Tyler Ulis' hands than it has in any player's since Muggsy Bogues?
The Suns will surely listen if and when suitors call for Eric Bledsoe. They've explored the possibility of moving off Jared Dudley and Tyson Chandler, sources say, though they likely feel no urgency to dump them; Phoenix remains just under the salary floor.
It’s not “if” a team comes calling with Bledsoe. It’s when. We all know that. The futures of Chandler and Dudley seem less certain. As the Suns enter this crucial transitional period for #TheTimeline, what moves would you like to see Phoenix make during the 2017-18 season?