Fans of the Phoenix Suns are expressing concerns about the team’s depth after a disappointing 112-100 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. This defeat marks the Suns’ third consecutive loss, raising questions about their ability to perform well without key players like Devin Booker and Bradley Beal.
In the absence of Booker and Beal, the offensive burden fell on Kevin Durant and whoever else was willing to step up. Durant had an impressive performance with 31 points, while Eric Gordon contributed 13 points, and Jusuf Nurkić added 11 points.
These three players were the primary sources of scoring for the Suns in the game. Unfortunately, the rest of the team struggled to make a significant impact, with only Drew Eubanks managing to score in double figures with 10 points. The Suns’ overall shooting performance was subpar, as they made just 32 out of 89 field goal attempts, shooting at a 36% accuracy rate.
One particular point of contention among fans is the comparison between Jusuf Nurkić and Deandre Ayton, specifically regarding their roles as centers on the team. Despite Nurkić’s respectable stat line of 11 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, his shooting performance, going 4-of-14 from the field and hitting only one of six three-point attempts, has raised doubts about whether he can outperform Ayton in the center position.
The Suns will have a chance to bounce back as they face the Detroit Pistons tomorrow at 1 p.m. MST, hoping to improve their record and address the concerns surrounding their depth and performance in the absence of key players.