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Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks

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Who’s finally ready to watch some regular season Phoenix Suns basketball?

Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Finally, regular season basketball is back.

Here are the biggest storylines I’m watching for as the Suns’ season tips off:

  • How will Devin Booker play with his hand injury, and will he be differing early to Deandre Ayton?
  • Ayton needs to shine against DeAndre Jordan
  • Josh Jackson is the biggest X-factor for the Suns to pull off a victory
  • Who will start alongside Booker in the backcourt: Isaiah Canaan or Jackson?
  • Will Igor Kokoskov have a plan to shut down Luka Doncic, a player he’s very familiar with from their EuroBasket title run?

Trust me, there’s even more to talk about just revolving around this one game, which will be be in primetime on ESPN.

Starters

Suns - Isaiah Canaan, Devin Booker, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Deandre Ayton

Mavericks - Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, Dorian Finney-Smith, Luka Doncic, DeAndre Jordan