The Suns were looking to pose an even bigger threat in the NBA this season, after they acquired the likes of Bradley Beal and Eric Gordon, but things haven’t exactly gone to plan.
Beal has only played in a total of six games and teams are blitzing Kevin Durant and Devin Booker every chance they get.
The Suns have lost their last 8-11 and during that time, have recorded the fifth-worse offense in the league.
Veteran guard Eric Gordon has expressed his frustrations and wants to have a bigger role within the team.
“Early on in the season, it was better,” Eric told Chris Haynes of B/R. “And lately, there just hasn’t been an emphasis [to get me more looks]. So, it’s definitely different. Lately I haven’t been getting hardly any touches really.”
Gordon explained he wants to talk to head coach Frank Vogel about becoming more involved in the team’s offense.
“No question. Everybody knows the type of player I am and what I’m about. I came here to win, but what I do is score,” Gordon said. “And I think when I score, it really opens up the door for a lot of people because I can score in big games and in big ways. That’s just what it is.”
The Suns have got a tough road ahead as they look to take on the Mavericks at Footprinter Center on Christmas Day, but Booker is trying to stay positive.
“I’ve been through worse than this,” Booker told B/R. “Remember those first five years for me? I’ve seen this before. I trust everybody in here. We have the talent to turn it around. I’m not too discouraged, but there’s a pep in our step now. We know we have some work to clean up. It’s better to go through this now than the end of the season.”