- Most unbiased observers see Ayton as incredibly talented...AND, incredibly/frustratingly soft. I am one who prefers him on this team as I don't believe the Suns would be improved and any closer to a title without him. But again, he's super-soft while possessing hands of stone.
- The team is indeed 2 years removed from the finals appearance. And in professional sports these days, that's a large amount of time. Paul has aged 5 years in those 2 years. McGee and Crowder are gone and the team is arguably the softest team in the league. Bridges is gone and thus, we've become a bottom 3rd defensive team...one that doesn't know how to play hard, tough and tight defense without committing a plethora of fouls.
As for the John Collins rumor...I mean, is that even worth the time it takes to type that out? Seriously???
- And no, we can't win a championship as currently constructed... unless you're hoping for a rash of injuries to star players on Denver, Memphis, Sacramento, Golden State, Clippers, Buck, Sixers and Celtics...