Despite slow start Suns are seeing a bright future


Jason White/ Northeast Valley News Staff Photographer

Courtyard of Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns.

Tyler Buckland, Reporter

The Phoenix Suns season is officially underway, and while expectations are not especially high for this young core, there is anticipation that this team is finally heading in the right direction.

The Suns currently possess a record of 1-3 after tonight’s 131-113 loss to the newly LeBron led Lakers.

However, after years of the “timeline” and various players that haven’t panned out for the Suns, namely Alex Len, and Marquees Chriss.

The Suns have built a roster that looks to complete, if not now, it will be in the near future.

The Suns finally feel like they have their man in this year’s number one pick DeAndre Ayton. So far, his play has backed up the hype posting in his first game a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.

Since then in his last four games, he has exhibited a court awareness and patience on the offensive end that is rarely displayed for a rookie.

There is still talk of Ayton’s need to develop defensively but he is showing early signs of improvement, having three blocks against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Suns guard Devin Booker, now going into his fourth year in the league continues to impress as well and has become the face of the Suns. He is coming off a summer which saw him sign a five year, $158 million contract extension.

The Suns hope that Booker and Ayton can form a formidable duo. Still standing at 1-3 and losing to a divisional rival in the Lakers on Wednesday they have their work cut out for them.

Only time will tell how this duo continues to grow in the coming months.