Phoenix is ​​in a big crisis.

The Phoenix Suns lost 98-112 in an away game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Phoenix Footprint Center in Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time). Phoenix fell into a 6-game losing streak, and the 50% win rate collapsed.

Phoenix has recorded the worst record in the league with 1 win and 9 losses in the last 10 games. It is hard to believe that this is a team competing for first place in the Western Conference at the beginning of the season.

Phoenix’s sluggishness has many causes, but the biggest cause is the injury of ace Devin Booker. Booker, who was absent due to a hamstring injury at the beginning of the season, returned on the 26th of last month, but was out for four weeks due to a left groin sprain during the return match.스포츠토토

Booker is averaging 27.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season. He showed improvement in the offense and defense compared to last season and was leading the Phoenix. After Booker was out with an injury, backups Landry Shamet and Damien Lee played brilliantly, but only in a few games.

Phoenix’s biggest problem without Booker is offense. Phoenix has scored less than 100 points five times in its past 10 games. The aging of Chris Paul, who has to lead the team when Booker is not around, is also painful. Paul is averaging 13.1 points and 8.3 assists this season, the worst of his career. Paul, who thought he would play an active role forever, cannot avoid the decline of his skills due to his age.

There is another big problem. Jae Crowder, who served as the main power forward until last season, was excluded from the team under an agreement. Crowder has been a key player since joining Phoenix for the 2020-2021 season. He also has good impact leadership in the locker room. A player like this was removed from the roster for a moment.

Phoenix is ​​looking to trade Crowder for sale. Crowder is receiving interest from various teams, but his destination has yet to be decided. In fact, crowder trade is the only way to reinforce power, so you need to find out about trade as soon as possible.

Phoenix, who has reached the finals and reached the second round of the playoffs since Paul joined, but this season doesn’t seem easy. Will Phoenix be able to find a solution?

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