Phoenix Suns: Predicting statistical leaders in each major category

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The Phoenix Suns added some quality players last offseason. They added the experience of Jae Crowder and Chris Paul and as a result, they became one of the teams to be in the NBA. They almost achieved the best regular-season record in the whole league.

The team managed to make it all the way to the NBA Finals which they lost in six games to the Milwaukee Bucks. They battled through adversity throughout the playoffs with health and safety protocols ruling Paul out of games and Dario Saric’s season-ending knee injury.

The Suns made a couple of tweaks to their roster with the major ones being Elfrid Payton as a backup point guard and JaVale McGee who is a big man with championship experience. They are going to be very dangerous again next season especially if these additions work out. Let’s take a look at how they may impact who leads each major statistical category.

Phoenix Suns statistical leaders – Scoring: Devin Booker
Predicted Average: 27.6

Devin Booker has been the leader of the Suns’ offense for many years now. When the Suns added Paul, Booker had one job on the offensive end, to put the ball in the basket as often as he could. This is so much easier than when Booker was the point forward, deciding when to shoot and when to pass.

Next season he is going to have an even easier time as he has built chemistry with Paul over the past season. Booker should see his efficiency rise as he gets even more comfortable with Paul running the offense, given that he has spent a full season with him already.