Half of the NBA season has come and gone. Just like any other season, there are surprisingly well and poorly performing players, and surprisingly good and bad teams. The Phoenix Suns are one of the members of the surprisingly good club. They were projected to win 19 games this season, but halfway through they’ve already exceeded that, standing at 24-17 and hanging in or around the playoff picture in the competitive western conference.
This exceeding of expectations is on account of the work of everyone involved in the franchise. General Manager Ryan McDonough and Head Coach Jeff Hornacek have done great things for this team, and both are in consideration for the “of the Year” award in their respective jobs.
Of course, when it comes down to it, it falls to the players. The Suns roster isn’t stacked with superstars, but it’s stacked with players having career years. The players on this team fight hard for 48 powered offense through shooters that can put up points inside and outside the paint. Breaking down each player further, here are the grades and power rankings for everyone on the Suns roster from the first half of the season.