Suns Star Seeks More Opportunities on the Court
Devin Gordon, star player for the Phoenix Suns, recently spoke out about his frustration regarding his lack of offensive involvement. In an interview with Bleacher Report, Gordon expressed his disappointment, stating that there has been a decrease in the emphasis placed on getting him more scoring opportunities.
During the Suns’ recent loss, Gordon played for 25 minutes but attempted only two shots, missing both and ending the game with zero points. This decline in production has prompted Gordon to seek a conversation with first-year coach Frank Vogel to discuss ways to increase his offensive contributions.
Gordon emphasized his importance to the team, stating, “Everybody knows the type of player I am and what I’m about. I came here to win, but what I do is score. And I think when I score, it really opens up the door for a lot of people because I can score in big games and in big ways. That’s just what it is.”
Booker Supports Gordon’s Concerns
Teammate Devin Booker publicly supported Gordon, stating that the Suns players do not take his comments personally. Booker acknowledged Gordon’s talent and experience, stating, “He’s been in this a long time. He’s earned that respect, and he has the talent to do what he said.”
Drop in Production for Gordon
Devin Gordon had a strong start to the season, averaging 14.2 points per game in the first 21 contests. However, after missing a few games due to leg soreness, his offensive production has significantly dropped. Over the past three games, Gordon has only averaged six points per game with just 18 shot attempts.
Suns’ Struggle to Meet Expectations
The Phoenix Suns entered the 2023-2024 season with high hopes of competing for a championship. However, after 28 games, the team is currently sitting at .500 and in the 11th spot in the Western Conference. If the playoffs began today, they would miss the postseason.
The Suns will aim to break their two-game losing streak when they face the [opponent] on Christmas Day. As Gordon seeks a resolution to his offensive involvement, the team will be working towards finding a winning rhythm to fulfill their championship aspirations.
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