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Suns writers high on direction of team, low on expectations for 2017-18

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The Phoenix Suns 2017-18 regular season campaign is upon us, friends. On Wednesday Phoenix will host the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena and we’ll get our first look at the newest iteration of #TheTimeline in games that actually matter. Welcome, Josh Jackson.

As part of SB Nation’s larger NBA preview, Bright Side Of The Sun writers and editors were polled on a variety of topics including trust in management, the direction of the franchise, and even whether or not it’s fun being a Suns fan.

Unsurprisingly, many of us are not high on what we will see from the squad this season, rating the Suns at 1.8 of 10 when it comes to winning now. On the topic of the direction of the team, we rated Phoenix a 7.8. Our Evan Sidery shared what he thinks needs to happen this year if Suns fans are going to call the season an “enjoyable experience.”

“There needs to be progress seen out of the main Core Four of Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, Marquese Chriss, and Dragan Bender. Not much is expected out of the Suns this season, but they should keep us entertained with the pace and small lineups they have planned.”

Are you an NBA fan without allegiance? Evan also gave the “neutrals” reason to watch.

Even though there won't be a lot of wins, this is an interesting roster to watch develop. There's a ton of talent. Now, we just have to see it mature together. Other than the 76ers, Phoenix might have the most talented (and greenest) young core in the league.

Give the larger preview a read, it’s easily the most user friendly NBA preview of all the sites to which I contribute. Get your final look at the Suns in the preseason tonight when Phoenix faces the Brisbane Bullets of Australia’s National Basketball League. Tip is scheduled for 7p PT.