What should be next for the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After a very exciting and promising opening night for the Phoenix Suns, they have lost four straight by a combined 87 points, with most of those games being over by halftime.

After taking two steps forward on opening night, it looks like the Phoenix Suns have taken four steps back.

Now what do the Suns do now?

It is very clear Phoenix needs a point guard, but the only issue is who? Personally I believe they should pursue Ricky Rubio or Terry Rozier.

Rubio is a floor general, he can see plays develop. He creates open shots for wing players, and more importantly he can run the pick and roll with rookie Deandre Ayton.

Terry Rozier is flashy point guard that can create shots and see the floor very well as well.

He would be a great acquisition for Phoenix. But, the Suns should only pursue Rozier if it’s for the right price. The Celtics have hurt opposing teams they’ve traded with in the past years, and the Suns can not afford any additional setbacks.

I hate to say bench Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but, it is time to let the young guys develop and see what we have in terms of young talent.

Former General Manager Ryan McDonough traded a lot to acquire Mikal Bridges and it is time for everyone to see why they did that.

The veterans on the team now need to become teachers to the young guys.

Isaiah Canaan has struggled as a starting point guard so far.

At times he has some nice drives to the hoop but overall he hasn’t been playing well at all. As it seems the Suns will likely take forever to make a move on getting a point guard it is time to give Elie Okobo more minutes.

Okobo looked impressive in the loss to the Memphis Grizzlies scoring 12 in 18 minutes as well as the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he scored 18 points and recorded 7 assists.

Next. The Phoenix Suns should use this starting lineup. dark

As the idea of tanking comes back to mind, I believe that it isn’t the right thing to do.

The single most important thing this season is to create a winning culture which would make Phoenix an attractive free agency destination, something they have not had for the greater part of the decade.

They should not be getting blown out by most teams, especially the Grizzlies, and need to make some serious changes to help that turn-around happen more quickly.