Following a major Chris Paul trade, here’s how the Phoenix Suns starting lineup shakes out
The Phoenix Suns are in win-now mode for the foreseeable future. Finally finding a star to pair next to Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, the addition of Chris Paul will surely place the Suns in the Western Conference Playoff conversation.
As if, after their incredible Disney Bubble performance, they weren’t already right there.
James Jones and the Suns made their move and made it clear that winning now with this team is the ultimate goal. The Suns flexed their ability to put assets in the right place at the right time to shine (Kelly Oubre Jr.) and sell when the moment was just right.
Here’s what the Phoenix Suns starting lineup looks like after the Chris Paul trade
The Phoenix Suns starting lineup looks a bit different heading into next season. Pending changes due to injury, coaching philosophy, further trades and signings, and other potential adjustments, here’s the starting five you should expect to take the floor on opening night:
- Point Guard: Chris Paul
- Shooting Guard: Devin Booker
- Small Forward: Mikal Bridges
- Power Forward: Cameron Johnson
- Center: Deandre Ayton
Dario Saric may take Johnson’s spot at the four, but that will depend on if the unrestricted free agent is re-signed or not.
Here’s what the Phoenix Suns starting depth chart looks like after the Chris Paul trade
Dario Saric, Jevon Carter, and Aron Baynes are not included here considering they are free agents.
Phoenix Suns point guard depth chart
- Chris Paul
- Cameron Payne
- Elie Okobo
- Jevon Carter
Phoenix Suns shooting guard depth chart
- Devin Booker
- Members of the point guard squad will need to take some work here
Phoenix Suns small forward depth chart
- Mikal Bridges
- Abdel Nader
Phoenix Suns power forward depth chart
- Cameron Johnson
- Cheick Diallo
Phoenix Suns center depth chart
- Deandre Ayton
- Frank Kaminsky
The Suns will fill out this depth chart with the draft, free agency, and potentially trades as well.
So far, so good. Lookin’ like a highly competitive squad out there.