Last Week's Games
Monday, Mar. 15th vs. Memphis. WIN! 122-99
Thursday, Mar. 18th vs. Minnesota. Loss. 123-119
Friday, Mar. 19th vs. Minnesota. WIN! 113-101
Sunday, Mar. 21st vs. L.A. Lakers. WIN! 111-94
This Week's Games
Tuesday, Mar. 23rd vs. Miami
Wednesday, Mar. 24th vs. Orlando
Friday, Mar. 26th vs. Toronto
Sunday, Mar. 28th vs. Charlotte
Suns look like previous contenders. So, why is no one taking them seriously?
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... seriously/
Barkley's daughter is getting married...for those of us old enough to remember her as a kid...All of this is to say that at the moment, the Suns have the resume of a true contender. And yet … they don’t often seem to get that consideration. If they do, it’s on the fringes, at best...Projection models largely agree with that hypothetical assessment...So, what gives? Why would a team with seemingly impeccable credentials not quite measure up to its peers? In both cases, the answer lies in the likelihood that the version of the Suns we see on the floor right now is largely the same as the one we will see in the playoffs, while the same is not necessarily true of other contenders.
Phoenix is fully healthy at the moment and has been for most of the season. The Suns’ top six rotation players (Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson) have combined to miss just 12 games, meaning they’ve had their full complement of key players available around 95 percent of the time. That availability has played a key role in the Suns’ success, and the lack of consistent availability has dragged down the record of some other would-be contenders.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/fash ... ffman.html