2014 Season for the Phoenix Suns is Burning way Beyond Expectations
The 2014 season was meant to be was meant to be one of very little to no expectations as a playoff contender for the Phoenix Suns. They were thought by most to be one of the worst teams in the league, not even close to a playoff contender, and be in the running for potential top prospects entering the draft possibly having a high lottery pick to go along with their other two draft pick in the first round.
In just their first year, both Jeff Hornacek, (Head Coach) and Ryan Mcdonough (General Manager) may have put together a team for the ages. Their intent was to rebuild for the future, but the team has ignited that fruition in the present.
Phoenix added ten new faces to the roster in the off-season, and those players intuitions have been tremendous. Nobody, including themselves, expected this team to have developed such great chemistry in a short amount of time. One of those new faces happened to be Eric Bledsoe, who the team brought in to play alongside franchise point guard Goran Dragic. They have made for quite the backcourt duo, despite a serious injury to Bledsoe that required surgery, but luckily was able to return to the team. The Suns were able to scratch and claw their way through Bledsoe’s absence, as other players stepped up and made an impact.
The team has surprised a lot of people around the league by beating some of the NBA’s elite, such as winning both on the road and at home against the Indiana Pacers, and taking two out of three from the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that, along with a few other key victories, the new look Suns find themselves in the thick of a playoff race, battling three teams (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, and Memphis Grizzlies) for playoff position in the Western Conference.
Phoenix Sports-Kings contributor Jason Mulkey @_JayBird79