3 Suns who are underperforming, 4 exceeding expectations at the All-Star break

There have been a few Suns players that have outdone themselves this season, and others that have not been meeting expectations.

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Underperforming: Josh Okogie

Spending the first four seasons of his professional career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Josh Okogie became known as a hard-nosed defensive stopper. He finished eighth in rookie of the year voting during the 2018-19 season, and has carved out a solid role for himself as a three-and-D player.

When he signed with the Suns in free agency in July 2022, fans in Phoenix were thrilled for their team to be adding such a defensive-minded stud that can be used in a variety of ways on the floor. While his tenure with the Suns has been far from awful, it can be said that he has generally been falling short of what was anticipated from him.

Okogie remains a strong presence on the defensive end of the floor. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing approximately 215 pounds, he plays larger than his size and has sharp instincts and IQ. But offensively, he can be a bit of an enigma. Oftentimes he is a bit of a loose cannon, throwing up wild shots that sometimes drop but often rim out.

Suns fans have probably still enjoyed watching him this season due to his unwavering effort. But with his scoring, rebounding and assist averages all down in addition to his decreased success shooting from outside, the numbers would say that he has taken a step back from where he was.