3 March Madness Studs who would be Ideal Fits on the Phoenix Suns

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Phoenix Suns, Kennedy Chandler
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Phoenix Suns March Madness Wish List: Kennedy Chandler

Being a guard, Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler promises to help the Suns tread water without Chris Paul in a similar fashion to R.J. Davis. Although he’s done dancing after the Vols loss to Michigan last night, he still resembles a prospect able help to out mainly at the defensive end, while still packing a decent punch as a scorer.

Averaging 2.2 steals per game this season, he resembles a pesky force on the court, certain to make life hell for any opposing ball-handlers. Chandler put those skills on display during the tournament, coming away with four steals in his first round game, and then two last night vs the Wolverines.

Not only does that make him an easily playable guy, but also someone who feels certain to fit in with Phoenix’s culture as a gritty team that never quits on any play.

Chandler’s offense continues to come along as well. He averaged 13.2 points per game this past year, and dropped 13 points to go with five assists in the first round. He also led his team with 19 points vs Michigan, dropping nine dimes on the side.

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He has incredible speed, handles, court vision, and a jump shot that continues to improve. As a true freshman, Chandler might be a bit too raw to immediately impact the Suns, but his foundation is promising and too applicable to this team’s identity to ignore.