As the trade deadline came and went, teams around the NBA have dramatically changed their outlook on this season. With the player movement, fans are also changing expectations.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a full 100 percent of Suns fans believe the team is headed in the right direction. That level has held steady for the last two months.
Around the league, some of the most active teams hope their moves can help them compete for a championship this season. According to the survey, more fans believe the Orlando Magic trading Aaron Gordon to the Denver Nuggets was the most impactful move, earning 39 percent of the vote.
That was followed by 24 percent that believe it was the Magic trading Nikola Vučević to the Chicago Bulls and 17 percent who said it was Victor Oladipo being traded from the Houston Rockets to the Miami Heat.
Not surprisingly, the teams receiving those stars were also deemed by most fans to be the “winners” at the deadline. 42 percent of fans believe the Nuggets were the biggest winners, followed by 27 percent who picked the Heat, 23 percent to the Bulls and seven percent for the Los Angeles Clippers.
But they didn’t ask us about Torrey Craig, did they?
The Suns acquired Craig a week before the deadline, but his mid-season acquisition has been a bright spot among a lot of Suns bright spots this year. In the win over the Atlanta Hawks, Craig scored 12 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and generally seemed like he was everywhere at once on the court!
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