Phoenix Suns’ tough shot-takers and makers will power them

Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul (Photo by Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports)
Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul (Photo by Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports) /

Coming off back-to-back losses against the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, the Phoenix Suns found life.

Heading into Monday night’s game, the New York Knicks found themselves on a streak. Winners of nine straight, the Knicks were on fire. However, Chris Paul put that to an end with difficult clutch shots. All thanks to these difficult shots, the Suns seem to be back on track.

Paul is known to be a tough shot-taker and maker. Using the pick-and-roll to make defenders scramble toward him, seems always to work. Even when the defender gets a hand up, Paul nails the jumper.

The Phoenix Suns with Paul’s and Devin Booker’s ability to hit difficult shots will be lovely in the playoffs.

Looking at recent champions, all had someone who can hit difficult shots. Whether it was Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry or Kyrie Irving, all could knock down tough jump shots.

Possessing two players of this ability is magnificent. A backcourt of Paul and Booker will present nightmares for the opposition. Do you double them? Paul and Booker have the passing skills to find the open shooter with ease. Do you let them isolate a defender? Good luck with that.

The Phoenix Suns are constructed to make scoring easy for Paul and Booker. Shooting surrounds them, along with a pick and roll partner in Deandre Ayton.

Ayton will have mismatches in the post. Best believe Paul will whip the ball to him if Deandre Ayton has a mismatch. Shooting 71.6 percent from less than five feet proves to be a reliable option in the post.

Mikal Bridges, with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, has been impressive. His ability to use his length on his shots gives me faith each time he rises over someone for a jump shot.

Paul and Booker will continue to display their brilliance. With their shot-making abilities, the Suns can go far in the playoffs.

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