NBA Pre-Season: What Should Fans Expect from the Chris Paul Led Phoenix Suns?

November 29, 2020 10:00 pm

The Phoenix Suns made a big statement this off-season by bringing in veteran point guard Chris Paul. The Suns are eager to keep their young star Devin Booker and will aim to reach the Playoffs.

They start their pre-season away with two games at the Utah Jazz. They then face the champions Los Angeles Lakers for 2 games at their home arena.

The Utah Jazz have been relatively quiet this offseason. They have successfully tied down their superstar Donovan Mitchell to a 6-year contract worth $195 million. They have also retained Jordan Clarkson and added Derrick Favors to the side.

The Jazz led by the dynamic duo of Rudy Gobert and Mitchell will be a tough team to beat, but the Suns will be hopeful of their newer additions to display their quality. The Suns can expect to win at least one game.

The champions have only grown stronger. They have added younger stars like Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell in place of their veterans. The Suns can mount a real challenge to the Lakers. Easier said than done though.

What will the Suns be aiming for in the preseason?

The Phoenix Suns have added some much needed quality to their side. With the team not qualifying for the Playoffs again this season, the Suns’ front office realized that their cornerstone, Devin Booker, must be getting frustrated.

They brought in the 10-time All-Star Chris Paul and also added former Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder. After his trade to Thunder, it looked like Paul won’t be able to make it to the Playoffs.

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 24: Devin Booker (1) of the Phoenix Suns works with a pick set by Cheick Diallo (14) as Gary Harris (14) of the Denver Nuggets defends during the third quarter on Sunday, November 24, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

He somewhat revived his career at Thunder, averaging 17.6 points, 6.7 assists and 5 rebounds. He will surely look to replicate the same in the Suns. Meanwhile, Crowder adds to the 3-point shooting ability of the team and offers the team a much needed defensive boost.

The Suns will be looking to figure out their proper starting V in the upcoming preseason games. Whether they start Booker as their point guard or use Paul as the starting point guard and shift Booker to the shooting guard.

These 4 games will also be valuable in determining the quality of their new player Abdel Nader and their draft pick Jalen Smith.

The Phoenix Suns had a terrific run in the Bubble, winning all the 8 games they played. This season they will surely be looking to make a good run to the Playoffs. Their roster looks promising, but is it enough?

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