The Suns, over the previous seasons, have grown tired and broken down when it came to playoff time.
This came down to a lack of trust in the players that were on the bench, and for good reason. They were either washed up or undrafted free agents all playing for minimum salaries.
Something happened when Alvin Gentry was left in charge though. He realized this problem and said we have nothing to lose by playing our guys.
He trusted them enough to say go out and play. The deep bench helped create the chemistry that led the Suns to Western Conference Finals this past season.
Now the Suns have a new look and are replacing a superstar with ego issues with parts they hope will make their engine run more smoothly.