The Phoenix Suns have an interesting roster this season. After the trades and signings that happened throughout the offseason, the front office has constructed a team that highlights the team’s new superstar trio.
The Suns management had an interesting way of giving their “Big 3” a supporting cast. The team doesn’t boast a legit starting point guard, aside from the proposed idea that Devin Booker could take over as the new floor general.
Phoenix also has surrounded the trio with three-and-D type of guys who could prove to be valuable down the line.
Additionally, the group of veterans that they have, have deep playoff experience. As a team, they can’t take on the entire NBA with only Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.
They need guys who could step up to what they’re trying to do. Looking at the roster, there are three players who could stand out in the Suns’ 2023-24 NBA campaign. Without much ado, here they are.
3. Grayson Allen
Grayson Allen has a reputation for being a dirty player, even dating back to his college days at Duke University. Although his tendency to do an unsportsmanlike play against his opponents has gone down since entering the league, it still happens. But that’s not the reason why he’ll be able to help the Big 3 this season.
Despite being a “dirty player,” Allen has proven to be one of the league’s best perimeter defenders. Last season, when he was with the Milwaukee Bucks, he ranked sixth overall in defensive win shares, with 2.2. It’s not a lot. But given how he was playing alongside Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez, two known great defenders, it’s given that he’ll rank low.
The 6-foot-4 guard is also a sniper from downtown, making 39.9% of his shots from the three-point range. Whenever the Suns need a momentum booster and the stars are struggling, they can count on him to make the most of his shots. Even with limited minutes, he has the chance to provide at least ten points to the team.