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Looking at the Phoenix Suns' Future | February

The Phoenix Suns have some good young pieces but must continue to rebuild in hopes of once again becoming a viable championship contender in the loaded NBA Western Conference. If you're someone who views the game in the most objective manner, a possible basketball betting strategy would advise you not to overlook the Suns who are still capable of upsetting the odds these days. So whether or not you enjoy betting on sites such as wageronsports.com or you simply enjoy watching basketball recreationally, be sure to pay attention to the Phoenix Suns as this team is not going down without a fight.

The team handed the keys over to point guard Goran Dragic, a backup guard who excelled with starter's minutes during the 2011-12 season when starting guard Kyle Lowry went down with an injury. NBA.com sums it up nicely: "Dragic earned league-wide attention and eventually a multi-year contract from the Suns in free agency after starting the season’s final 26 games."

They have a formidable big man in centre Marcin Gortat, better known as 'The Polish Hammer', who can bang inside and patrol the paint defensively. Dragic and Gortat should form the basis of the Phoenix attack as both are above average in the pick and roll game that Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire once dominated.

The Suns are lacking on the wings, with Shannon Brown as a good 6th man off the bench but not a consistent starter. Jared Dudley has plenty of playoff experience but this team needs to rebuild before it reaches the playoffs, and minutes should be given to the younger players on the team. Luis Scola and Jermaine O'Neal are also very good players in their own right, but on a non-contender they should be getting no more than 20 minutes a game. The Suns need to find out what they really have in young guns Markieff Morris and Kendall Marshall, and decide who belongs as part of the franchise's core going forward.

By developing the Dragic/Gortat tandem and giving the young guys more burn, the Suns should have a bright future regardless if they will stiell be able to position themselves for a run at the Western Conference Playoffs.