The Phoenix Suns look like they’ve assembled the NBA’s latest superteam after pulling off a blockbuster trade that acquired star guard Bradley Beal earlier this month.
They now have a very different team than they did five months ago, as the Beal deal follows February’s awful Kevin Durant trade, which took away very good role players like Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson, future first-round picks. Many players have not even been mentioned. Draft picks.
But Beal isn’t encroaching on the territory of Devin Booker, a Phoenix star who has been with the team for several years.
SportsCenter shared a quote from Biel praising his new star partner.
Bradley Beal Pays His Respects To Domestic Superstar Devin Booker ☀️ pic.twitter.com/Usivk9JpyT
– Sports Center (@SportsCenter) 29 June 2023
Although Beal is a three-time All-Star, he spent most of his 11-year NBA career in relative obscurity, as the Washington Wizards, his previous team, were poor or mediocre for most of his time there.
The Suns may have the best trio in the league, at least on paper, but there are some serious questions about whether they’ll be true championship contenders.
For one, the Beal and Durant trades have left virtually no depth in them, which is something that could hurt them greatly at various points in the long NBA season.
Furthermore, Phoenix gave up veteran point guard Chris Paul to get Beal, leaving them without a legitimate, experienced floor general who can run their offense and get the ball where it needs to be.
But at least, he’ll be seen on television next season, even if he ends up being a big disappointment.
Sun continues to fill out roster