Enhancing off-ball play
Beal’s shot creation is one of his most valuable skills, but with the Suns’ roster, his off-ball play will be more critical. His 3-point shooting percentage has dipped to 34.5 percent over the past four seasons, mainly due to the quality of his looks with the Washington Wizards.
Playing alongside Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, Beal will have better opportunities, and his off-ball threat must be maximized. The Suns’ coaching staff must work on Beal’s movement without the ball and his ability to capitalize on open shots. A return to his earlier career 3-point percentage of 38.4 percent would be a significant boost for the Suns’ offense.
Balancing the Big Three
The combination of Beal, Durant, and Booker forms a formidable big three, but it also presents a challenge in terms of balancing the offense. All three players are exceptional scorers and willing playmakers, but finding the right rotation and combination will be key.
Beal’s ability to adapt to a new role, where he might be considered the third scoring option, will be vital. His psychological readiness to embrace this role and contribute to the team’s success will be a determining factor in the Suns’ championship aspirations.