The Phoenix Suns are salutatorians of NBA summer school, Las Vegas campus.
Monday nights 91-77 loss to a group of Golden State Warriors understudies in the inaugural championship tilt of the Vegas league was their only loss in seven games.
Its fun, it exciting, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said in a phone interview 30 minutes before tipoff. People say its just summer league, but Ive been impressed with how our guys have prepared.
By "our guys," McDonough was referring to the new coaching staff and a group of players who had enough skill and experience to come within one game of a July championship.
This is an important first step, McDonough, the architect of the latest Suns culture change, said of a successful run that was produced by a percentage of roster players that was high relative to the competition.
Ive been really impressed with the effort, he said. Everybodys accepted their role and everybody has bought in.
But how much should Suns fans be buying after the Mor...