3 Phoenix Suns who will let them down in the playoffs

The Phoenix Suns are still trying to actually make the playoffs, but if they can complete that task these three players will let them down when the lights shine brightest.
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2. Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon might feel aggrieved to end up on this list, but there's a very good reason why he will ultimately let the Suns down when the call upon him in the coming weeks. Unlike Eubanks and pretty much everybody else on the bench outside of Royce O'Neale, there are actual expectations to deliver for Gordon.

So whereas anything the Suns can get out of Eubanks, Josh Okogie or Nassir Little (if they even play) will feel like found money, this team needs about 15 minutes of Gordon each game. In that time he'd be expected to shoot as close to 40 percent from deep as possible, while chipping in with about 10 points and the ability to defend bigger players than himself for small stretches.

During the regular season Gordon has done pretty much that, at 11.2 points per night on 38.3 percent shooting from 3-point range on 5.8 attempts each game. Playing in 65 games - and starting 24 of them while averaging 28 minutes a night on the court - also looks like a good omen for how much Gordon will be able to help in the playoffs.

But if you've actually watched him play this season, then you'll know that on quite a few nights, he has looked every inch the player who has been in the league since 2008. With the game slowing down and each possession mattering even more, it is hard to see how Gordon is going to be the player who everybody agreed last summer the Suns did extremely well to get on the veteran's minimum.