Advertisement

 PHOENIX (AP) - The plan seemed simple to outsiders when the Phoenix Suns' season began.
A team loaded with cast-offs would tank the year to get a top draft pick. Then this scrappy, energetic squad started playing, and winning.
And the forecast of designed doom flew out the window.
Behind a dynamic backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, and under the steady guidance of first-year coach Jeff Hornacek, the Suns were transformed from an ugly 25-win mess in 2012-13 to an entertaining, high-energy bunch that won 48 games and just missed the playoffs.
There were breakout seasons all around.
Gerald Green, who had bounced around the NBA for six seasons, emerged as a big-time scoring threat with his streaky long-range shooting and drives for thunderous dunks.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
Thumbnail Rockets give Harden an extension The Houston Rockets locked up their star player for years to come, announcing an extension with James Harden on...
Thumbnail OKC's title odds plummet without Durant Following the announcement that Kevin Durant will be signing with the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA title...
Thumbnail Durant heading to Golden State The shoe finally dropped in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, as he has elected to sign with the Golden State Warriors for next...
Thumbnail Warriors now 2/3 to win title with Durant The Golden State Warriors were already favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals championship, but their odds improved even more after...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages

Advertisement