The Phoenix Suns finally got their guy.
They had been trying to get Kevin Durant since last offseason, but with the Brooklyn Nets shutting down any potential offer, they never stood a chance.
So, now that Sean Marks and Joe Tsai finally had enough of Durant and Kyrie Irving’s egos, the Suns didn’t hesitate or blink for a second before making a push for the former MVP.
He’ll now be reunited with Monty Williams from his Oklahoma City Thunder days, and will join Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Chris Paul on their starting lineup.
That’s why NBA analyst Jay Williams thinks the Suns are now a legit candidate out of the Western Conference, and he went as far as to say that this Suns team resembles the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty, at least in terms of talent:
“I think this team challenges those 2017, 2018, 2019 Golden State Warrior teams,” Williams said.
“I think this team challenges…those Golden State Warrior teams.”@RealJayWilliams reacts to Kevin Durant being traded to the Suns. pic.twitter.com/rox9Ic6VMQ
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) February 9, 2023
Of course, Williams has proven to be a solid coach, and the Suns indeed have a solid starting five.
However, let’s not jump to conclusions right away.
For starters, Paul hasn’t been at his best this season, and Father Time might be catching up to him with all the injuries and his age.
Devin Booker is a legit star, but he’s also missed plenty of time with an injury this season.
Deandre Ayton has taken a lot of plays off this year, and it doesn’t seem like he’s trying or wants to be in Phoenix anymore.
And, well, Durant hasn’t played in weeks and has been hurt more often than not since joining the Nets.
Also, depth matters, and the Suns’ bench leaves some to be desired, so we’ll have to wait and see how this turns out on the court.NEXT: NBA Insider Reveals What Suns Offer Was For Kyrie Irving