Summer Suns offseason homework Part One

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 13: Josh Jackson
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 13: Josh Jackson /
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After finishing up their time in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, what do the young Phoenix Suns need to focus on in preparation for the upcoming season?

The Phoenix Suns’ time in the Summer League capped off with the team finishing with a 2-4 record.  Highlights included having their 2017 fourth overall pick in Josh Jackson earning a spot on the All-NBA Summer League First Team, game-by-game growth from Dragan Bender, and a top-ten scoring leader in Mike James.

Yet not everything in the Summer League was a positive. Marquese Chriss struggled with court discipline and temperament, Derrick Jones Jr. did nothing to show the team that he deserves rotation minutes, and Jackson’s shooting left much to be desired. The Summer Suns also showed little feel for one another on the court. This lead to uneven play, captured perfectly by their loss to Dallas.

With the team off until they report to training camp at the midle of September, what do each of these Summer Suns need to improve upon to equip themselves for the start of the regular season?

In part one, we will look at Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, Josh Jackson, and Tyler Ulis as they gear up for next season.