As the youngest team in the youngest major sport, the Phoenix Suns have a transparently bright future. Among young studs destined for greatness such as Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss and rookie Josh Jackson, lies deeper raw talent in players like Derrick Jones Jr., Alex Len and Tyler Ulis.
In the midst of countless silver linings, a dark cloud has set in Phoenix; 25 year-old Brandon Knight has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire 2017-2018 season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 25, 2017
Despite Brandon Knight’s abundance for potential as an athletic, three-point capable, modern point guard, the Suns have been oversaturated at the guard position for years. This unfortunate turn in Knight’s career could provide a net-positive outcome in Phoenix.
Going forward, the Suns will look to work in each of their young guards. Tyler Ulis, rookie Davon Reed and Elijah Millsap will likely earn minutes off the bench prioritized on performance. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe will start games alongside Josh Jackson, Marquese Chris and Tyson Chandler/Alex Len rounding out the talented young core.
Although the Suns will show a huge improvement in the upcoming season, their chances of making the playoffs are slim in a dominant Western Conference.