2009-10 record: 54-28
Second place, Pacific Division
Lost in conference finals to Lakers
G: Leandro Barbosa
F: Earl Clark
G: Goran Dragic
F: Jared Dudley
F: Taylor Griffin
C: Robin Lopez
G: Steve Nash
G: Jason Richardson
F: Louis Amundson (unrestricted)
C: Jarron Collins (unrestricted)
C: Channing Frye (Player option)
F: Grant Hill (Player option)
F: Amar'e Stoudemire (ETO)
Areas of Strength:
Not just fun on offense, the Suns are good on offense, shooting better than any team overall and shooting better on threes. They are about so much more than pace.
Rebounding is the obvious problem area, especially on the defensive boards.
Two Stats That Matter:
4 -- Times in the last six season Steve Nash has led the league in assists.
1 -- Games 37-year-old Grant Hill missed in 2009-10.
The Way To Go:
Hill won't play forever, despite all evidence to the contrary, so the Suns will have to line up a successor at some point. It just probably won't come out of this draft -- their first pick is 46.