Phoenix Suns: Who should be part of the long-term core in Phoenix?

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With a blueprint of the future laid out and their young players ready, who should remain as part of the Phoenix Suns’ long-term core?

For the past 5 years, the Phoenix Suns have been in full-on tank mode. Ever since drafting their prodigal son, Devin Booker, with the 13th pick in the 2015 draft, the Suns haven’t turned heads. In fact, they’ve been an absolute laughing-stock.

They’ve been through four head coaches since the 2015-16 NBA season, which is mind-boggling in itself. They’ve made terrible decisions, poor signings and lack-luster management choices, that have delayed the tanking process.

But I’m not here to bash the Phoenix Suns, what’s the point? They’re quite impressive.

I’m not going to deny that they have the youngest roster in the league currently, with an average age of 24.49 years old. Most of the young players on their roster have been quite good this year, either taking the spotlight or playing their role on the bench.

Their current situation should make you think, who’s apart of their long-term core?

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With the team they have now, they won’t get anywhere near the playoff race, sorry to break it to you. With a 21-33 record, it’s actually very decent in the Eastern conference, but remember, this is the Western Conference, where even the best teams are at risk of not making the playoffs.

Putting it simply, this current Phoenix Suns roster is actually intriguing. Topped off with fantastic coaching staff, this franchise is currently headed on the right path. But who’ll be there in the long-run?

Let’s take a look at the likely candidates.

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