Suns Power Rankings: Week 1 Recap

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Devin Booker
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After a truly historic start for the Phoenix Suns, we continue our power ranking series. Welcome to the first NBA regular season Suns Power Rankings!

Going into this year, there was certainly a lot of optimism surrounding the Suns. With a growingly talented roster, many people were hoping for a very entertaining first week of Phoenix Suns basketball.

Phoenix Suns
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Phoenix Suns

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

This year started out with a 48 point loss to the Portland Trailblazers on opening night. Stagnant offense and lackluster defense made it extremely hard to take away many positives from 2017-18’s first game.

After a day off, the Suns took on the Lakers in the battle of two of the NBA’s youngest, rebuilding teams. In a back and forth game, which finished 130-132 in favor of the Lakers, Phoenix looked decidedly better. The Suns had three players finish with over 20 points (Bledsoe, Booker and Warren), but a bad night from the free throw line ultimately doomed the Suns.

Finally, we move to Phoenix’ most recent defeat, another 40+ point loss (88-130) away to the Clippers. Alex Len led the team in scoring with 15 points, no Suns’ player had more than 6 assists and Phoenix got outrebounded by the Clippers 36 to 52.


So, where should the Phoenix Suns be in the NBA power rankings?

Previous: . Phoenix Suns. 30. team. 66. . 0-3

The Suns should be dead last. As of this writing, the only other NBA teams who are 0-3 are the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dallas has lost all three of their games in relatively a competitive fashion, (111-117, 88-93, 91-107). However none of their three losses even compare to the Suns’ two 40+ point defeats.

Philadelphia, despite being 0-3, has played some very exciting basketball so far this season. Ben Simmons is emerging as a very  good player and Joel Embiid is finally showing the rest of the league what he can do. Philly won’t be winless for long.

Next: Suns Defense Continues to Disappoint

That settles in then: the Phoenix Suns are currently the worst team in the NBA.

Do not despair Suns’ fans: it’s a long season and there is a lot of exciting Suns’ basketball ahead.

Stay tuned for next week’s Suns Power Rankings!