Phoenix Suns: Ranking Each Player on Offense for the 2021-22 Season

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Phoenix Suns, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder
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Phoenix Suns Players Ranked Offensively: Second Tier

#4 Mikal Bridges

If Mikal Bridges turns up the aggressiveness, he might pass Ayton next season as the team’s third wheel offensively. He put up the best true shooting percentage by a Sun last year, helped mainly by his incredible 42.5 3-point percentage. Phoenix’s pick-and-roll oriented offense is the only reason Bridges falls behind here, as it poises to offer far more opportunities for Ayton to score rather than himself.

#5 Cameron Payne

Despite coming off the bench, Cameron Payne scratches his way into becoming this team’s fifth best offensive player next season, much thanks to his aggressiveness and hyper-efficiency. He averaged 23.1 points per 100 possessions last season, and showed his effectiveness primarily during the postseason, often providing much needed sparks off the bench. All that paired with Paul’s inevitable decline makes him likely to see extended minutes this year, and outscore the team’s final starting five member.

#6 Jae Crowder

As a guy who averaged 18.1 points per 100 possessions last year, Jae Crowder lived and died by the 3-pointer. Some nights he worked as team’s second or third highest scorer, and then its worst one the night after. Ultimately, this places him smack in the middle as the Phoenix’s sixth best offensive option. Being a starter, Crowder’s high volume of shots still places him as a notable scorer, but you cannot count on him lead your offense for multiple possessions everyone else named before him.