60 reasons it sucks to be a Phoenix Suns fan

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Reasons 40-49

40. Flash forward two years and Knight is making $70 millions coming off the bench and has now doubly become the meme of the NBA.

41. The year is 2013 and the Suns have the fifth overall pick! With it they drafted 7 footer Alex Len who in college averaged 9 points and 7 rebounds a game. It really pains me to say that the Suns could have drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo 🙁 but if not him, Steven Adams, CJ McCollum, Rudy Gobert, or I would have even settled for Tim Hardaway.

42. The saga continues…

43. The next year with the 13th pick the Suns selected TJ Warren (wait didn’t they just trade him for cash considerations? Yes, yes they did). This one hurts too, but we could have drafted, Nikola Jokic or Clint Capela.

44. One would think it can’t get worse right?

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45. Nope. It got better for a year they lucked out and got Devin Booker.

46. Quick sidebar on Booker, whom I love by the way: he is the light at the end of the tunnel right – so we thought… Since Steve Nash he is without a doubt the best player the Suns have had in a long time. Yet they haven’t made the playoffs in nine years and next year will most likely be 10. And yet this kid has had 70 points in one game – no one in the league right now has done that. For some reason he signed a 5-year, $173 million contract to stay in Phoenix, but for what? So they can continually lose 50+ games, be poorly managed, and WASTE his career.

47. This was a headline in 2016, “Phoenix Suns owner attributed team’s woes to ‘millennial culture.’” Enough said.

48. Ryan McDonough is a genius they say, how was he able to steal Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss in the 2016 draft? Bender is now in Russia (well, he was supposed to be, but Milwaukee isn’t that  far), and Chriss is a D-League player now. Imagine if they could have selected, say, Jamal Murray, Pascal Siakam, and with the 34th pick that year they  drafted Tyler Ulis when Malcom Brogdon was drafted two picks later.

49. 124-76. The final score of the Phoenix Suns’ opening night loss to the Portland Trailblazers in 2017, setting the worst loss in franchise history and the worst loss margin for an opening game in NBA history. That would be the start losing their first three games in a row by a combined 92 points and going on to losing 61 games – the most in the NBA.