Monday was not a good night for the Phoenix Suns. Hours before their game against the Dallas Mavericks it was revealed that Steve Nash would miss the matchup against his former club because of a bruised thigh and then the Suns played terrible without him. When the horn sounded to end the game, Phoenix lost 122-99.
One of the few bright spots on the night was the play of forward Josh Childress. In 18 minutes of action, the seldom used Childress scored nine points, which was a season high. The former Stanford Cardinal also had four rebounds and a pair of assists.
With the Suns bench having struggled for the majority of the season, here are the reasons why I think Childress needs to receive more playing time from head coach Alvin Gentry.