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The Phoenix Suns could be a dangerous team in the Western conference after some draft picks and signings.
First, Phoenix signed free-agent forward Michael Beasley. It was a good pickup for the Suns as Beasley finds ways to get points. He can shoot the jumper while also having a solid rebounding ability and post-up game.
The Suns also acquired former Houston Rocket Luis Scola. Scola has been productive in Houston over his career. The 6'9", 245-pound forward averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Rockets last season. The Suns got another winner with this signing.
With these two additions and guys like Channing Frye, Marcin Gortat, Brad Miller, Goran Dragic and Sebastian Telfair, the Suns could surprise some people and make their way into the playoffs.
The biggest addition will be the rookie out of North Carolina, Kendall Marshall. The Suns drafted Marshall as the 13th pick in this year's NBA draft. While Marshall does lack athleticism, a perimeter shooting game and some decision-making, he is one of the best point guards to enter the league from this year's draft.
Marshall had an ACC-record 9.8 assists per game as a sophomore, good for second in the nation. He can be a guy the Suns build around for the future. Marshall will find his teammates and he shoots a good percentage as well, shooting 46 percent at UNC last season.
Look for the Suns to have a chance to sneak into the playoffs next season. A bright future is upon Phoenix.