Phoenix Suns: How far can this team possibly go in the Orlando Restart?

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Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Never would we have thought that the Phoenix Suns were going to possibly make a run at the playoffs, but this wild season has proven us wrong.

Can you imagine that? Finally, the Phoenix Suns, of all teams, are actually getting a legitimate chance at the NBA Playoffs. Call it lucky, the Suns were able to narrowly make the cut for the NBA’s new Orlando bubble restart strategy, planned for the end of July.

The plans are still a little murky, but we’ll see the Phoenix Suns play eight games to contend for the spot in the playoffs. The Suns, believe it or not, actually have a legitimate chance of somehow sneaking into the playoffs, but it would come as a massive challenge, obviously.

To run things down, the Suns are without their X-Factor forward, Kelly Oubre Jr., who’s sitting out the restart to rehab his torn meniscus. In his replacement, the Suns have signed former Chicago Bulls’ guard, Cameron Payne, in a head-scratching signing. The team is, for the most part, at full strength heading into the restart. All lights signal green, the Phoenix Suns are at optimal levels heading into a challenging schedule.

But it’s worth questioning how this team would actually fare against some of the best teams in the NBA currently, considering how the team has actually had some solid beatdowns of contenders. We need to look at this team from a floor and ceiling perspective. How good can this team go? How bad can this go? It’s worth projecting and predicting to see how much of a blow this team can make. Remember, both of these scenarios are possible and realistic.

So, with that being said, let’s get into it and see how far this young team can really go.