How the Phoenix Suns would fare against every playoff team in series

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Phoenix Suns over Utah Jazz in 7

If the Jazz had a healthy Bojan Bogdanovic I think they win this series in 6 or 7 games, but without him, their lack of depth and firepower hampers their ability to keep up with the Suns, especially with Oubre potentially back in the fold for this hypothetical series.

Gobert would frustrate and give Ayton problems and the Rubio-Conley match-up would be intriguing, but boy, how fun would it be to see Booker and Donovan Mitchell go toe-to-toe in a playoff series like this?

I (as a Suns homer) think Booker is a slightly better (I mean like .00001 better) player than Mitchell with his playmaking and ability to take over a game late, but this would be fascinating to see who the Western Conference’s best young shooting guard really is.

Oklahoma City Thunder over Phoenix Suns in 7

This actually is the hardest series for me to project right now (that would be cleared up some after their game on Monday) as Oklahoma City presents an interesting match-up for Phoenix.

Paul is probably the best pure player in the series, Bridges likely is tasked with shutting down Gilgeous-Alexander and a healthy Roberson makes life tough for Booker.

Adams would be quite the playoff indoctrination for Ayton as well with his incredible physicality and experience, I think Ayton would really struggle at times.

Ultimately, I think the playoff experience and savvy of the Thunder would be too much for the Suns to overcome.