Yep. Sorry but hurt or not, there are games the Suns would have won last year IMO that we are losing this year. That is a byproduct of the team playing by committee and the team needing another consistent player.
The idea that health and some kind of mythical Jae Crowder trade is going to save this team is starting to remind me of people setting on Vucevic finally coming over from Europe to bolster the team back in the early 2000s.
As far as health is concerned, there’s no guarantee that happens. CP3 breaks down every year late and already is breaking down. Cam J is in the second straight year of an injury that sidelines for at least two months and never got it back last season, so to expect that this season is a shaky proposition. Book’s hammies and groin flare ups are flaring up early and Ayton is always gonna miss like 10-15 games with ankle roll ups.
We are a one horse team and NONE of those teams have won a title since Kawhi did it against the MASH unit in GS or Dirk did it with the Mavs over a decade ago. Closest any 1 horse teams have even gotten outside of those is Conference Finals for the Mavs last year and the Hawks year before that. And only reason that happened was because the Suns and Sixers had two of the more stunning collapses in NBA history. And once those 1 horse teams got the next round, they got their ASSES KICKED by GS and a Giannis-less Bucks team.
And… even if you want to lean on the Raptors/Mavs examples, as incredible as Devin is, he’s not the legend level of player Dirk or prime Kawhi was. And we’re not nearly as talented or deep as that Toronto team.
People can put their head in the sand all they want about us not needing major change but I don’t know how they do that after witnessing last year’s implosion without a second superstar and it looking like Jae Crowder’s middling expiring contract and middling picks are gonna be the only thing most here are willing to part with to plug the major holes last year’s sinking ship never patched up.