“This player would have helped them beat Luka Doncic and the Mavs”

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Luka Doncic achieves great playoffs, having beaten Rudy Gobert’s Jazz and the Suns. However, the latter could have expected a different result with a specific player at their disposal… In any case, this is what a former player claims, and the argument is interesting.

The end of the season was brutal for Phoenix, which lit up during a Game 7 that seemed like a massacre against Dallas (123-90). Devin Booker and company. just had no solution against Luka Doncić and his teammates, the Slovenian reigning in the match and even in all the conference semifinals. Nearly 33 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists averaging: Like Utah in the first round, El Matador was simply too strong for the competition.

However, the bankruptcy was also on the offensive level as the Arizona men did not shine on this side of the field. 104 points on average against the Texans, only two starters with 10 points or more in the last game… Monty Williams’ squad was missing one more scorer, capable of adding a touch of madness to restart the machine. However, JJ Redick believes such a player exists in the person of Eric Gordon. The analyst for ESPN For this reason, he believes that the franchise has missed a great opportunity to sign him before the season:

Eric Gordon, the Suns’ missing link?

I think they had a chance this year to get a third offensive creator. Eric Gordon was available in Houston. I know the Phoenix Suns fans wanted Gordon there. For me, it changes the complexity of this team, because you need someone who is able to attack. Eric Gordon is one of those guys. You needed that third take maker.

The ex-sniper’s argument is interesting, because the Rockets shooting guard could have been a quality added value. We are talking about a veteran of the league (14 seasons) who has played as a sixth man since 2016, with success also since he was awarded in this area in 2016-17. EG has also been mentioned several times in the rumors involving Phoenix for a few months, but nothing has been done. This may well be what D-Book and others were missing…

So he might as well be targeting it this summer, as the Cacti still seem convinced they can make it to the Finals with the framework in place. However, it may be necessary to reinforce another position other than the baselines, because the pivot could soon become vacant. Deandre Ayton isn’t sure if he’ll stay, he who was benched in Game 7 and around which a great drama is prepared. Javale McGee won’t be enough to replace him, and a new big man wouldn’t hurt.

JJ Redick is convinced, Eric Gordon would have helped the Suns a lot offensively. On the other hand, knowing the player’s profile, he is not sure that he would have been able to stop Luka Doncic with the ball in his hand, because he is not lightning defensively.

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