For the Phoenix Suns to make the leap into the contender category, first and foremost, they needed Deandre Ayton to become a reliable defensive anchor. That happened last year, and the Suns made it to the NBA Finals. But no one should forget that before the postseason began, Mikal Bridges was the more consistent of the Suns’ 2018 first-round picks,…

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Gerald Bourguet serves as PHNX's reporter, writing savant and podcast co-host for all things Phoenix Suns. He's been a basketball fan since the day he could say "Michael Jordan," graduated from the Walter Cronkite School at ASU in 2013 with a BA and MA in sports journalism and has been covering the NBA ever since. As a credentialed media member since 2015, Gerald dealt with his Suns-related depression through his writing...until the Bubble Suns changed everything. Now, the Artist Formerly Known as Zewio is just as excited to cover winning basketball as Suns fans are to enjoy watching it.