Phoenix Suns’ owner Mat Ishbia watched as his team was eliminated from the playoffs in a blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets. This was the second year in a row that the Suns were eliminated in this manner. Despite this, Ishbia has big ambitions for the team and has hinted at significant changes that could take place in the coming months.
Possible Front Office Reorganization and Coaching Changes
Sources from other NBA teams have expressed their belief that the Suns’ front office could be reorganized, and head coach Monty Williams’ job may be in jeopardy. Ishbia has already made one significant addition to the front office, hiring Josh Bartelstein as the team’s CEO. There is speculation that more changes could be made to create a championship-caliber supporting cast around the Suns’ pair of superstars, Devin Booker and Chris Paul. The priority will be to surround these stars with quality role players.
Possible Trades for Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton
There is also speculation that Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton, two key players in the Suns’ run to the 2021 NBA Finals, may not wear a Suns uniform again. The Suns may need to move one or both of these players to address their depth issues and create a more balanced team. Ayton has had an awkward relationship with the Suns over the past two years, and the team may look to trade him this summer. Despite a disappointing series against the Nuggets, several teams are expected to show interest in acquiring Ayton.
Ishbia has made it clear that he wants to win championships and is willing to make significant changes to achieve this goal. The next few months will be crucial for the Suns as they look to create a team that can compete at the highest level.
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