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A Phoenix Suns Season in Review: Exhausting

What a rollercoaster of expectations

2023 NBA Playoffs - Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Chronology of a year in Phoenix Suns basketball.

  • May 15, 2022, Elimination game at home: Suns got this!
  • Down 30 at half: I’m dead
  • Summer: We need KD!
  • Media Day: They’re broken
  • Opening Day, halftime: Oh yeah, they’re totally and fundamentally broken
  • Opening Day, final buzzer: They’re alive!
  • 16-7 start to season, first in the West despite injuries: Probably the best Suns team ever
  • 5-17 middle: Trade everyone!
  • 9-2 run with Booker and CamJ back: Good but not good enough. Get KD!
  • Trade deadline brings Kevin Durant: They did it!
  • 15-9 after deadline, including 8-0 with Durant: I don’t know what to think
  • 4-1 first round win over 5th seed: So you’re saying there’s a chance
  • Down 0-2 second round vs. top seed: They’re dead
  • Tie series 2-2 with a pair of home wins: They’re alive!
  • May 11, 2023, Elimination game at home: No way they could do that agai—
  • Down 30 at half: I’m dead.

That’s all for today, Suns fans. We’ll start grinding on the future in the coming days, starting with the salary cap details on the whole roster and what the Suns can and should do.

For now, dump your thoughts here.

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