Having just secured their first playoff berth in 11 years, the Phoenix Suns, who have unquestionably been one of the elite teams in the NBA, are gunning to go all the way.
Priced at $17 to win the NBA Championship, they’ll certainly be a threat for any challenger they face due to the quality they possess. “We are not satisfied, we’re not settling,” asserted coach Monty Williams. “We feel like we’re just scratching the surface.
“Our players have worked their tails off, they’ve done everything I’ve asked them to do. I’m just happy for them.”
Winning an impressive 46 games and losing just 18, Williams’ side have been hugely boosted by the addition of experienced star, Chris Paul, whose all-round quality has helped them manage and control games.
Then, Devin Booker has continued to show why he’s an elite operator, establishing himself as one of the premier offensive forces in the league. An exceptional shooter, a handy creator and always causing a threat due to his understanding with his teammates, Booker’s been a nightmare to contain.
Centre Deandre Ayton has been excellent too, as he’s averaged a notable 16.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds pg, plus shown he can hold his own against the many elite big men in the league.
Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder then round out their starting lineup, with these two fulfilling their roles on both sides of the ball to accompany their star men.
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The likes of Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnston and Cameron Payne then ensure they have some solid depth from the bench.
Ranking seventh and fifth in the league for their offensive and defensive rankings respectively (as per Undefeated), the Suns have proved they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Considering their class and that their odds are high, which would surely have something to do with their previous inability to make the playoffs, the Suns represent a decent bet to claim their first ever NBA championship.