Phoenix Suns: Predicting statistical leaders in each major category

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Phoenix Suns statistical leaders – Rebounds: Deandre Ayton
Predicted Average: 9.4

Last season Ayton was by far and away the best rebounder on the Suns’ roster. He averaged 10.5 rebounds per game. They did have six players average between four and five rebounds per game but no one came close to Ayton. The signing of McGee will take some rebounds from Ayton but he will still average close to ten per game.

Phoenix Suns statistical leaders – Assists: Chris Paul
Predicted Average: 8.6

When you have the Point God running your team there can be no one else who will lead the team in assists. Cameron Payne and Elfrid Payton will get solid playing time and they will get the opportunity to run the team but when it matters most Paul will be in control. As he is aging, Paul will see a slight decrease in his numbers next season.

Phoenix Suns statistical leaders – Stocks: Mikal Bridges
Predicted Average: 2.2

The proud owner of a new contract extension, Mikal Bridges is going to earn a big part of his keep on the defensive end of the court. Paul will lead the team in steals per game and Ayton will lead the team in blocks per game. Bridges will be second in both those categories on the team meaning that he will lead the team in stocks.