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Phoenix Suns

Vegas Over/Under: 28.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 26-56 The Bet: Avoid but lean under
The Phoenix Suns are oozing with potential, which makes this a terrifying bet. Even if you can reasonably expect the group to complete with no more than 28 wins (and you can), you do not want to be caught by means of a breakout out of Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson, Devin Booker or T.J. Warren.
Individually, it is tough to expect huge strides from any one participant.
That is true of Booker, with a long way to go on the defensive end before he can have the worth of a top-50 contributor, no matter how many things he might be able to score in a single farcical game. And yes, when you’re fouling to make extra possessions and pump up the score in a contest where the perimeter was not particularly close, it qualifies as farcical. Fun and undeniably impressive, much like Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point outburst, but farcical.
Together, however, the Suns’ capacity to transcend expectations is frightful. Marginal improvement across the board could make our win projection laughably low, regardless of how hard it could be to compete at the Western Convention.
Over just isn’t the bet. The smart play remains expecting just a few added wins upon last season’s mark (24-58) as the young men get their feet wet and the group probably explores the transaction market for Eric Bledsoe.

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