Obtainable Point Guards this off-season

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  1. Carolinacacti

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    Looks like its Booker and Bridges as the back court for the Suns. Deal with it
     
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    I think we may see a lineup of Booker, Tyler, Bridges, Oubre and Ayton together, maybe even starting. And we might see Bridges playing a little shooting guard but I doubt it happens much with Booker opposite him.
     
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    I can deal with it for 5-10 minutes a game.
     
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    That line-up maybe wins 15-20 games next year.
     
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    While the Suns are -10 to -15 in that time?
     
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    Booker at Point Guard and Bridges at Shooting Guard for 34 or so minutes a game. The only NBA level talent that offers is a defensive specialist alongside Booker. And both out of position.

    Bridges at Point Guard and Booker back to Shooting Guard. That puts Book back at his position. With a defensive specialist alongside him. But is Bridges suddenly an NBA starting Point Guard?
    Or would Book wind up being the de-facto Point Guard again AND our best Shooting Guard, with Bridges trying to become a distributor to outplay NBA Point Guards. SOS-DD.

    Isn't it time the Suns remove the phrase "dysfunctional" from their decade-long DNA instead of "dealing with it"? Why would you as a fan advocate the status quo? Nine years of failure. How long must it go on?

    Now that we finally have a Head Coach with NBA experience, let's deal with progress. It is up to Jones to give him a balanced roster with the potential succeed.
     
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    Nah. It's not ideal but I think that lineup with a solid bench and good health wins around 33 games next season. We won 19 games this season with health problems and a much weaker lineup most nights.
     
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    I would start Oubre, Warren and Ayton with those two. With a healthy Booker this unit will out score opponents. 3 players out of position BC will have a fit.
     
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    I'd bet we join in a Laker trade and get Lonzo this off-season , he's value hasn't been lower and might not be a terrible trade if we don't give up alot , plus it'd be sweet to be apart of the new Laker tradition of letting all their good players go before they develop
     
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    As a small ball lineup, I like it a lot.

    The Suns will need to add a power forward and a point guard for the Suns to take the next step.
     
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    No doubt but with very little trade bait (that we're willing to use), the 6th pick in a very weak draft, not much cap room, a questionable bench and in need of 2 starters, I just don't like our chances of doing everything we need this offseason.

    If we had the first pick we could have drafted Zion and spent multiple picks to perhaps draft Morant and our roster would be in great shape. Or, with the 2nd pick we could have drafted our PG and used picks and players to try and land a PF via trade, draft or FA. As it is, I think we have to look at band-aids rather than solutions for at least one of the two spots and maybe both.
     
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    I doubt if the Suns can dramatically improve both positions either.

    I'd settle for one if the Suns could significantly improve one position and get average play out of the other position. I think there is more immediate help in the draft at the power forward position and in free agency.
     
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    Average play is a significant improvement ...at either position...
     
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    We need to hope that our draft pick hits. I know that whoever is selected won't have the sort of potential of Amare back in the day but Amare was much further along than anyone thought he'd be in his 1st year. If our pick can step up and contribute like your average starting PG or PF then we could be in a really good position next season.

    There isn't anyone who stands out as that sort of player though so it'll have to be a surprise, sort of like a Donovan Mitchell type of pick, unheralded entering the league but finds his niche quickly doing something he wasn't called to do much of in college.
     

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