The Phoenix Suns bet their money on NBA veteran Chris Paul this offseason. They acquired him from OKC in hopes to finally break their playoff drought. But will his veteran leadership be enough for that?
Along with CP3, the Suns have two other stars they can rely on- Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton, who need to step up their game this season. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at the expected starting 5 of the Phoenix Suns for the 2020-21 NBA season.
Chris Paul – Point Guard
Last season, Paul proved that he is far from done. Though most expected the Thunder to not even make the playoffs, they had a tremendous run. Moreover, CP3’s leadership helped the young players improve a lot.
The Suns will expect the same from the 10-time All-Star. Along with that, if he can keep up his productions from last season, it will be a cherry on the top for his team.
Devin Booker – Shooting Guard
Over the last few seasons, Devin Booker has been one of the few positive things for the Suns. The 24-year-old has established himself as a phenomenal scorer in the NBA. But there is only so much a single player can do. Booker was amazing last season as he averaged 26.6 points per game while shooting nearly 50% from the field.
Mikal Bridges – Small Forward
Bridges played a crucial role last season when the Kelly Oubre Jr. was sidelined. His performances should be enough to give him the starting spot on the team. However, with Jae Crowder’s addition to the roster, he needs to keep up his numbers. Otherwise, he can lose his role to Crowder.
Cameron Johnson – Power Forward
During the Orlando Bubble, Cameron Johnson was crucial for the Suns. He was a defensive beast and played some solid minutes. He should start for the Suns at the no.4 spot for the organization this season.
Deandre Ayton – Center
After being picked with the number 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft, Ayton is yet to reach to a star level. Last season, he faced injury troubles, missing many games. Despite that, this season CP3 should feed enough balls to Ayton to make him a good third option for the team.
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