Originally posted on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 9/21/12





#26 - Phoenix Suns

2011/12 Record: 33-33, no playoffs

2012/13 Projected Record: 31-51, no playoffs  



Key Additions:

Goran Dragic - Point Guard
Kendall Marshall - Point Guard
Luis Scola - Power Forward
Michael Beasley - Small Forward
Wesley Johnson - Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Jermaine O'Neal - Center


Key Departures:

Steve Nash - Point Guard
Robin Lopez - Center
Grant Hill - Small Forward


Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Goran Dragic, Sebastian Telfair
Shooting Guard: Shannon Brown, Wesley Johnson
Small Forward: Michael Beasley, Jared Dudley
Power Forward: Luis Scola, Markieff Morris
Center: Marcin Gortat, Jermaine O'Neal


The X Factor:

Michael Beasley

Entering his fifth NBA season (and already on his third team), it's now or never for Michael Beasley.  Is he the potential star that he appeared to be coming out of college, or a bust?


Summary:  

The Steve Nash era is over in the valley, and the Suns are definitely in rebuilding mode.  The wins will be hard to come by this season, but hopefully for Suns fans some of the team's young talent will have breakthrough years and point to a brighter future.



NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#27 - Houston Rockets
#28 - Detroit Pistons
#29 - Orlando Magic
#30 - Charlotte Bobcats

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