This is not news regarding the overwhelming Phoenix disinterest in moving rookie Josh Jackson despite Cleveland’s insistence that they will take him and Eric Bledsoe for Kyrie Irving. If that’s what you’re looking for, head to Twitter and hit refresh. I’m sure someone has regurgitated that story in the last 15 minutes.
No this is actual real-life basketball news. The Suns released their 2017 preseason schedule on Tuesday. I’m confident the opponents Phoenix has scheduled will far exceed your expectations.
Mark your calendars! Preseason schedule pic.twitter.com/ugO723YGmL— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 1, 2017
Two roadies and three at home will get the Suns ready for the 50th season in franchise history. The highlight of the lineup is the October 13th matchup with the Brisbane Bullets, representing the National Basketball League.
I know what you’re thinking. “Keith is Deadwood really that good?” It is, but I cannot continue to shoehorn the show into these articles. Instead, I’ll answer your second question. “Is preseason ball a good indicator of what’s to come?”
Phoenix was 4-2 last season, so no. But with so much youth, I feel comfortable saying that the Suns are one of the best preseason tickets in the league. Go to one of these games. Go to the Brisbane game. It’s the first time NBL teams are coming to the United States to play NBA competition. Be part of history.