In the end, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a winning streak – of all things – and made it easy for the Suns to outduel them for the Western Conference basement and second-best shot at the No. 1 lottery pick in June. Heck, Phoenix even withstood a strange, two-game winning streak in its final two home appearances to achieve the Sam Hinkie impersonation. As a perfect cap to this most bizarre of seasons, the Suns then cheated the Sacramento fans out of seeing the 70-point-a-game man, Devin Booker, who was “rested” in the season finale. Hinkie, or hinky? Take your pick
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About the Author: Al Bianchi
Al Bianchi is a former professional basketball player, coach, general manager, consultant and scout. He now resides full-time in Phoenix and does independent consulting and scouting for teams desirous of his experience in both the NBA and college basketball.