No member of the Phoenix Suns has seized the role of backup point guard quite yet. Who has played the best thus far, and who deserves it?
“Water, water, everywhere, [but not a] drop to drink” is a famous line from a super-old poem that I never really understood growing up. However, after witnessing the Phoenix Suns’ backup point guard situation this season, its meaning becomes crystal clear.
To make the quote apply to the Suns, you might rephrase it like this:
“Back up point guards everywhere, but not a guy to play.”
With all of these floor generals, you would naturally presume one would emerge from the pack over a quarter-way through the season, but unfortunately for the Suns, this has not been the case.
In spurts, each has shown signs of potential that might make Suns fans (or more importantly, Monty Williams) think the team has landed on a solid solution, only to have the rug ripped out from under that line of thinking a few games later.
After a frustrating loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night, where rookie Ty Jerome manned backup point guard-duties with limited success, it may be time to reevaluate the Suns’ options for the vital role, because as much as a magician he might be, Ricky Rubio can’t play 48 minutes.