2019-20 Phoenix Suns Preview: Evaluating Elie Okobo

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Elie Okobo Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

His top performances included:

October 28, 2018
Road Game at Oklahoma City Thunder
Okobo scored 18 points, half of them on 3-of-6 shooting from three-point range. He added 7 assists and, 5 rebounds.

November 28, 2018
Road Game at Los Angeles Clippers
Okobo scored a career-high 19 points shooting 66.7% from the field (8-of-12) and 60% from three-point distance (3-of-5). He added 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds.

December 10, 2018
Home Game vs Los Angeles Clippers
Okobo amassed totals of 2 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds and a career-high 5 steals

February 2, 2019
Home Game vs Atlanta Hawks
Okobo amassed totals of 9 points, 11 assists, 0 turnovers and 3 rebounds

April 3, 2019
Home Game vs Utah Jazz
Okobo scored 15 points, 2-of-3 three-pointers, 2 assists and 1 block.

During the game against Atlanta (February 2, 2019), Okobo seemed to have turned the corner as he broke out with his best floor game of the season, scoring 9 points, dropping 11 dimes while committing zero turnovers, and adding 3 rebounds. The backup point guard appeared more confident in his decision-making, setting up his teammates with a variety of open looks.

His body of work (after one season) seemed to be enough for new Suns GM James Jones to keep on the current 2019-20 roster – despite the high turnover in player personnel.

As you may not have realized, Okobo is the only true point guard to return from last year’s squad.

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