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December hasn’t been kind to the Phoenix Suns, but amidst their 5-9 record and mounting injury woes, Josh Okogie sure has been. In fact, he’s been nothing short of an X-factor handily exceeding his contract value during one of the team’s most trying stretches of the season. Landing in Phoenix on a veteran minimum deal, Okogie’s first brush with free…...

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After a second straight beatdown against the Boston Celtics, the Phoenix Suns have some soul-searching to do.

One play early in the Boston Celtics’ beatdown of the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night spoke volumes about the game as a whole. In the first quarter, Grant Williams drove the lane, forcibly bodied Deandre Ayton to free himself up, and sunk a little floater right over the top. This was long before the score got out of hand, and DA was hardly the only one to blame for what followed, but the 6-foot-6 Grant hitting the 6-foot-11 Ayton with the “too small” gesture was the perfect representation of the night. On what should’ve been an uplifting occasion, with Chris Paul returning after a sore right heel sidelined him for 14 games, the Suns got demolished in a 27-point loss at…

Josh Okogie has been a bright spot despite the Phoenix Suns' injury troubles.

Joining a completely new NBA environment after spending four years in the same place requires an adjustment. That’s especially true for Josh Okogie, who went from playing consistent minutes during his time on non-contending Minnesota Timberwolves teams to struggling for playing time on a Phoenix Suns squad with title aspirations. Now in his fifth NBA season, Okogie is averaging career-lows in points, minutes and shooting percentages across the board. On a roster this deep, it’s hard to guarantee minutes for any reserve, especially one shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 3-for-23 from deep. But Okogie’s first brush with free agency prepared him for a different role, as long as it meant being on a winning team. That adjustment process…

What can the Phoenix Suns expect from Josh Okogie?

The Phoenix Suns still have to figure out the Deandre Ayton situation and navigate blockbuster trade scenarios for Kevin Durant, but over the last few days of free agency, they’ve still been able to set their sights on rounding out the bench with cost-effective additions. Aside from bringing back Bismack Biyombo, the Suns also landed an off-ball shooter in Damion...

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