Phoenix Suns: 100-1

You have to make the playoffs first to acquire a ring. And the Phoenix Suns know better how difficult that can be.
Forty-eight wins did not get the work done last year, but the Suns, undaunted, will provide the punishing Western Seminar yet another crack in 2014-15. This time around, they’ll have Isaiah Thomas rounding a deadly three-guard rotation that–hopefully–will also incorporate the newly paid Eric Bledsoe for a complete season.
Goran Dragic has been an elite performer this past year, and he will seem to replicate the very impressive individual offensive season we have observed in the post-Steve Nash Suns era.
Channing Frye’s death to the Orlando Magic will hamper Phoenix’s spacing on crime, but the group that led the NBA at fast-break points per year ago can play with enough speed to compensate for this loss.
The bad news is that the Suns may have yet another excellent season and fall short of the playoffs. The good news is they’ve got enough cap flexibility to re-sign Dragic next summer and also pursue a major free agent who may put them over the top.
This year will probably be too much pleasure to word a throwaway, but the fact is that the Suns are a year away from actually raising their profile.

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