Western Conference Power Rankings after week 1 of free agency

Here's how the West is looking one week into the 2024 free agency period.
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5. Phoenix Suns

Draft Picks: Ryan Dunn, Oso Ighodaro

Offseason Acquisitions: Mason Plumlee, Monte Morris, Collin Gillespie

Departures: Eric Gordon, Drew Eubanks

Of all Western Conference teams, the Phoenix Suns are the most volatile. With such a top-heavy roster, the Suns are dependent on the health of Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal. If one of the stars goes down with an injury, the other two will ostensibly handle a heavy scoring burden.

Aside from the superstar trio, the Suns roster some solid tertiary pieces such as Grayson Allen, Jusuf Nurkic, and Royce O'Neale. Does the star power make up for the lack of depth? In today's NBA, that question isn't as prevalent due to the new era of team building.

Unlike most of the NBA's squads, at least a third to four-fifths of the Suns' points will come from Booker, Durant, and Beal. This form of basketball was sustainable back in the early 2010s, but the 2020s are a different breed.

As one of the last big threes to exist, the Suns will be tasked with thwarting a new trend of the prioritization of depth behind big twos. Instead of focusing on the Suns' shortcomings, we've focused on what the Suns do have and that's top-tier talent.