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