Despite that, they have turned some heads around the NBA as they have now won three games in a row and are showing flashes of their former glory.
The Phoenix Suns just beat a fully healthy Grizzlies team… All while missing:
— Devin Booker
— Deandre Ayton
— Cameron Payne
— Landry Shamet
“I’m fine in the West.” pic.twitter.com/qJVEuJaKN5
— Booker Muse ✪ (@DevinBookerMuse) January 23, 2023
On Sunday night, a short-handed Suns went toe-to-toe with the Memphis Grizzlies, who are the second-best team in the West.
This was a very important W for the Suns, who have recently defeated the Indian Pacers and Brooklyn Nets too.
It showed that even without their biggest names, they can still overcome the odds.
Because of their three consecutive wins, the Suns are now 7th place in the West.
That might be a far cry from where they were last season but at least it’s some sort of progress after weeks of looking like a completely different team that was light-years away from the Finals.
The good news is that the Suns will get better in the next few weeks when Booker, Ayton, and the others return.
Thanks to the re-entry of Paul and the hard work of a few role players, the Suns are showing brightness again.
If the team can keep cobbling together more wins like the ones they have had recently, they might be preparing for a legitimate playoff run.