The Phoenix Suns turned heads on Sunday after finalizing a trade with the Washington Wizards for Bradley Beal.
They now have him teamed up with Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Ayton, giving the team plenty of options on the offensive end.
However, the lack of depth is a bit concerning, but the front office will likely find some help during free agency.
Either way, reports indicate the Suns are now one of the betting favorites to win the NBA Championship next season, all thanks to the Bradley Beal trade.
According to NBA on ESPN, Phoenix catapulted the betting odds, as only the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics are higher than them.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 19, 2023
Clearly the Suns are all-in on finally winning a championship. The front office has made two massive trades this year, first being Kevin Durant right before the deadline, and now this move to acquire Beal.
Here’s what Adrian Wojnarowski had to say about the Suns’ attempt to win a title.
“[The Suns] are trying to win a championship now. … They have, certainly, three of the great offensive weapons in the NBA right now together.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 19, 2023
All of that is fine and dandy. In fact, the Suns should be incredibly entertaining next season.
But basketball fans have their doubts. Between the lack of depth and defensive help, sports fans just aren’t buying into the hype.
Overrated team 2nd round exit
— Krypton Pro Betting (@kryptonprobett) June 19, 2023
Free agency is going to be extremely important for Phoenix.
Depending on how they put together a bench this team has outstanding potential next season #NBATwitter
— SteadyStills (@Steadystills) June 19, 2023
At the very least, the Suns might sell out more games than not.
The Suns payroll is great for selling tickets and awful for winning a championship.
— GDub (@healthyskeptic1) June 19, 2023
Jusuf Nurkic from the top rope.
Nurk weighs in on the Suns new roster 😅 pic.twitter.com/84cjREjm44
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 19, 2023
Bradley Beal has to stay healthy, otherwise, this trade could backfire.
The "ODDs" prediction was all wrong the last time so I take this list with a grain of salt. Is Beasley even gonna play a full season this time.
— Coming in HOT!🔥😷 Trump: 2indictments/71 felonies (@JAPITTER) June 19, 2023
This guy is treating the Suns’ betting odds like it’s the Grinch.
wouldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole
— Beer Glowing Cold Ice (@HaakonMusic) June 19, 2023
At the end of the day, it’s too early to know anything for next season. The Finals just wrapped up and the NBA Draft kicks off on Thursday.
Additionally, we have the entire summer for teams to prepare for the next season as well.
Regardless, all eyes will be on the Suns, as they have seemingly gone all-in yet again.