If the first 69 games of the season were not convincing enough, the Suns made the night of their mathematical elimination from playoff contention scream that they are bound for the NBA draft lottery. As sure as the sun, Phoenix was no playoff team. For many, it was clear from the time they were assembled in the summer. The season played out in excruciating fashion that made Friday night’s 117-86 demolition by Minnesota a fitting reminder that they are fit for the draft lottery.
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