Phoenix Suns: Can Steve Nash and Company Turn Around the Season?

Roberto PayneContributor IFebruary 6, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 12:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at US Airways Center on January 12, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Phoenix Suns are currently 9-14 and in 12th place in the Western Conference. Things have not gone well for the organization, and the team seems to be headed for the lottery once again, this time with a top-10 selection.

Phoenix fans everywhere are used to having teams contend for at least a lower playoff spot, but realistically, they have lowered their expectations for this team. Fans can tell when a team is not a contending team, and it's happening right now in the desert.

Steve Nash and Marcin Gortat seem to be the two bright spots on this Suns team, but with a weak supporting cast, the ball hasn't bounced the Suns way so far. The lack of consistency from last season seems to have stayed with this season's team and hampered them once again.

Management doesn't want to trade away Steve Nash, so that means, barring a surprise trade, this team should stay together for the remainder of the season. When looking at the schedule, there's a stretch from February 15th to March 18th where the team has 15 home games and only three road games.

This is the stretch where the Suns will have to make a run to save this season. This will be where aspects like defensive rebounding and scoring need to be fixed.

It's safe to say if the record isn't improved after this stretch, Phoenix will be destined for a top-10 draft choice. Which might not be a bad thing for the organization.