Phoenix Suns Look Better than these 3 Teams Initially Picked to Win it All

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The Phoenix Suns are Better than the Milwaukee Bucks Right Now

As fans know all too well, the Bucks stormed back from an 0-2 deficit to knock off the Suns during the NBA Finals just a couple months ago. This makes any mentioning of Phoenix as the better team a few weeks into this next season feel laughable in the grand scheme of things.

But when ignoring the past and zeroing in on the now, the Suns absolutely look better off than their former adversaries.

Phoenix currently scores more points per game, shoots the ball at a higher clip, allows fewer points per game to their opponents, and owns a higher rebounding percentage than the Bucks. This has translated into their superior 13-3 record over Milwaukee’s at 9-8.

Granted, the Bucks also needed to play without additional star Khris Middleton for a few games to start their season, but the Suns missed their own complimentary star in Deandre Ayton as well.

Without Middleton, the Bucks went 3-5. They also needed to play without Jrue Holiday for a few contests before Middleton’s injury, where they also struggled, going 1-3.

However, when the Suns lost Ayton, they relied on their strong bench and rallied to go 6-0.

With either one star missing, whether it be Middleton or Holiday, the Bucks put up a worse record than Phoenix without Ayton. Both shorthanded, at full strength the Suns embody the better team no matter what way you cut it.