Phoenix Suns: 5 Underrated Transactions That Built This NBA Finals Team

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After 28 seasons, the Phoenix Suns have won the Western Conference once again. A team that was 19-63 just two seasons ago, now has home court advantage for the NBA Finals.

This achievement would not be possible without the players, coaching staff, and front office all working collectively. Since being appointed, general manager James Jones has made various shrewd moves including the hiring of Monty Williams, someone believed by many to be deserving of the NBA’s Coach of the Year Award this season.

Under Williams’s guidance, almost all new acquisitions to the team have fit in almost seamlessly. Phoenix’s core has shown some serious growth as well, rounding out their winning formula to collectively establish the Western Conference-winning product before you today.

But quite frankly, that is something easy to say at this point with the Finals just a few days ahead. For some time though, it felt tough to trust the moves Phoenix made, as the team struggled so extensively. Undergoing an 11-year playoff drought will just do that to you, no way around it.

Giving those decisions some credit though is something better to do late, rather than never at all. So with that said, here are five underrated transactions made by the Suns that ultimately helped us get to where we are now.