1. A veteran sixth man can mentor him
Over the summer, the Suns acquired Eric Gordon, who won the 2016-17 Sixth Man of the Year. Gordon is currently on the older side, at 34 years of age. His age is proof of his storied NBA career, which could benefit players who are gradually improving, such as Allen.
The second unit will have a more fluid way of scoring the ball, as most of them are capable catch-and-shoot players. That way, Gordon can have a positive impact on the team. Recently, he talked about how communication will play a notable role in the team’s success this season. This season, he’s looking to be a leader in Phoenix and is willing to communicate with the other players.
“A lot of teams that I’ve been on, I’ve always kind of been like the peacemaker, communicator, between everybody. Everybody wants to win. That’s the great thing about this coaching staff, everybody’s communicating with players… they communicate pretty well.” Gordon said.
With what Gordon said, it should be a sign that he will mentor the younger guys. As Allen’s game continues to mature — the veteran guard could guide him as the team’s new sixth man.