PHOENIX -- The educational process of this NBA preseason includes Tuesday's crucial lesson involving the Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder.
At the end of a less-than-artful 88-76 demonstration, we now know the Suns are better without Goran Dragic than OKC is without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and a couple of other guys.
But the Suns' entire season is expected to generate interesting storylines that go beyond the predicted totals of wins and losses.
One compelling issue to follow is the development of Phoenix's younger guns. And nobody -- on the roster or the league -- is as young as rookie guard Archie Goodwin.
Tucked inside this brush with the mighty Thunder, we witnessed the former Kentucky Wildcat producing 11 points during the fourth quarter.
Goodwin's salvo included four baskets at or above the rim. These included a two-handed follow slam over OKC defenders and 6-foot-11 teammate Miles Plumlee. The 6-5 Goodwin also demonstrated enough burst to blow past OKC guard Je...