You already know it’s a point-guard driven league. Goran Dragic‘s omission from the All-Star game despite injury and then his All-NBA Third Team selection showed how tight the discussion...

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The Phoenix Suns are flush with point guards, considered by far the strength of the team. Yet none of them are projected to be in the league's Top 10 point guards for the 2014-15 season.

Bradford Doolittle, an analyst for ESPN, used some projections of the WARP (wins above replacement player) to tell us who the Top 10 point guards for the 2014-15 season will be.

None of those Top 10 include any of the Suns three luminaries at a position considered the Suns' biggest strength.

Listed in the Top 10, in terms of projected WARP:

  1. Chris Paul (17.8)
  2. Russell Westbrook (15.1)
  3. Stephen Curry (14.2)
  4. John Wall (13.8)
  5. Kyrie Irving (12.1)
  6. Kyle Lowry (11.8)
  7. Damian Lillard (11.24)
  8. Mike Conley (11.21)
  9. Ricky Rubio (10.9)
  10. Ty Lawson (10.1)

The Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic was listed as an honorable mention, and Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas were listed in the 'next up' category with 9 other point guards.

So, the Phoenix Suns point guards all rank somewhere between 11 and 22 among NBA point guards. Anyone else think that's crazy low?

Last year, the Suns' three point guards were 3 of only 10 point guards in the NBA to average at least 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

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Going even further on how good these guys were last season, just using raw, simple stats:

  • Goran Dragic is the ONLY NBA player (any position) to put up 20+ points and 5+ assists on 50% shooting (40% on 3-pointers) in the 2013-14 season
  • Eric Bledsoe was one of only two NBA players (with Russell Westbrook) to put up 17+ points, 5+ assists, 4+ rebounds and 1.6+ steals per game last year
  • Isaiah Thomas was one of only SIX NBA players (one of 4 point guards) to put up 20+ points, 6+ assists and 1.3+ steals last year

And these guys can't even sniff Top 10 for the 2014-15 season when listing only point guards, huh?

Here's a quick explanation of where this guy was coming from on the list:

20 of next season's top 50 players by projected WARP are point guards. Championship trends aside, it's a point guard's league.

Starting Monday with point guards, over the next week we'll rank players by position according to forecast WARP, which is perfect for this kind of exercise because it accounts for a player's efficiency, volume of production and team context. This also means that injury and age played a part in the rankings, so notable veteran point guards who suffered injuries last season, like Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Tony Parker, are absent from the top 10.

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Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris are essentially a packaged deal when they become free agents after this season. They pretty much confirmed it in this Philadelphia Inquirer story from Sunday....

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The Suns officially announced their 2014 NBA preseason schedule today. Here's a look.

Today, the Phoenix Suns officially announced their 2014 NBA Preseason schedule.  The preseason will begin October 8th with a home opener against the Flamengo, an international opponent and the champions of Novo Basquete Brasil.

The Suns will play seven preseason games in all, with three of them at home, and the other four on the road...including the last three in a row.

In addition, all of the games will be played against Western Conference opponents, save for the opening game against Flamengo.

The final preseason game will be played on October 24th, on the road, against the Utah Jazz.

Here is the complete schedule below, according to the Suns press release:

Date Time (AZ) Opponent Location
Wed, Oct 8th 7 p.m. Flamengo (Brazil) U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix
Fri, Oct 10th 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix
Mon, Oct 13th 5 p.m. Houston Rockets Toyota Center, Houston
Thu, Oct 16th 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix
Tue, Oct 21st 7 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers Honda Center, Anaheim
Wed, Oct 22nd 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles
Fri, Oct 24th 6 p.m. Utah Jazz EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City

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