5 Phoenix Suns who peaked in 2023-24

The Phoenix Suns went out with a whimper in 2023-24, and unfortunately these five players look to have peaked as well.
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1. Grayson Allen

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Grayson Allen led the league in 3-point shooting during the regular season at a scorching 46.1 percent, and he had career highs in points, rebounds and assists. He was rightly offered a new four year, $70 million contract prior to the playoffs begin, which he deserved and made sense for the franchise.

As a result of their salary cap, the Suns couldn't offer that kind of money to free agent players. They also had Allen's Bird Rights. So in reality Allen was always coming back, but to follow up a new deal with a dreadful playoff no-show sent alarm bells ringing in the front office.

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Instead of 13.5 points each night on nearly six attempts from deep per game, Allen meekly offered up 3.5 points on 2.5 shots from beyond the arc. His minutes were also slashed from 33.5 to 21.5 when the Timberwolves showed up to kick their ass. Yes Allen only played in two of those games (both starts), and yes he was excellent during the regular season in holding down a starting spot.

But with a nice bag secured and three players in Durant, Booker and Beal who are always going to face the wrath of the media if the Suns fail to live up to expectations, Allen in a way is on easy street. That is surely not the attitude he is taking, and yet we've seen this movie many times in the league before. A fluke of a hot season, big payday and subsequent tailing off. That's where Allen is right now.