NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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Phoenix Suns. 20. team. 66. . 21-32. Previous: 17th

Phoenix Suns:

Offense: (110.0) 16th
Defense: (110.6) 20th
Net: (minus -0.6) 14th

Results Week 16: (1-3) Won vs. Rockets: 127-91, Lost vs. Nets: 97-119, Pistons: 108-116,  Nuggets: 108-117
Games Week 17: (2 games) Mon at Lakers | Weds vs Warriors

It’s getting to the point where the white flag gets raised in Phoenix and that’s too bad considering how they started the season.

This team boasts a wealth of young talent but it was somewhat surprising to hear the Suns were willing to discuss moving Kelly Oubre Jr. at the deadline. They kept him in the fold but if you’re a team with picks to spare 😉, then you should jump all over getting your hands on a two-way player who understands role and fit.

Especially a player who is averaging 18.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and just under 36 percent from deep.  The strange part of the equation regarding the Suns looking at moving Oubre is he’s arguably their best defender on a team who ranks in the bottom third defensively. Get on the phone Sam – this is a guy the Thunder should want to add to their young core moving forward.