They didn’t have three quasi owners during the off-season. Jones failed to address the needs of the team. Granted, injuries have killed the Suns this year, but they had glaring weaknesses before the injuries.
No but one of the owners was still Robert Sarver. And the writing was probably already on the wall as far as him surviving the investigation. When we first heard he was looking to sell, I believe they even said the process had started months earlier.
As for glaring weaknesses, you'll get plenty of support for that here but I disagree. Even with injuries early we still had a top 4 record. No team has a perfect roster, there was plenty of room for improvement but at the time a midseason addition or two looked to be all we'd need to have a chance. Unless CP3 returned to superstar form though, "a chance" is about all we could have hoped for IMO.
For me it all goes back to the horrible drafting decisions of the past decade. We wasted an awful lot of draft capital, had we turned even just a couple of them into real assets we'd have had a lot more to work with when it came time to try and land another star to offset CP3's decline. Going into this season, our only real trade value was players because our picks were projected to be so late. So, no matter who we upgraded with, it would have come at the cost of multiple players we already depended on.