"Suns Look to Reorganize Front Office and Shake Up Supporting Cast After Another Playoff Blowing Out"
Mat Ishbia, the new owner of the Phoenix Suns, and his longtime friend Mateen Cleaves emerged from the tunnel of the Footprint Center after their team's loss in a Game 6 elimination match against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. The Suns' season ending with a 125-100 blowout was all too familiar to those inside Phoenix, as they'd suffered the same fate during last year's Western Conference semifinals. Suns superstar Devin Booker, the only player to start both games, was uncharacteristically silent - refusing to speak to the media.
"We're going to try to win championships. We can't win every year, but I promise you we're going to try," Ishbia declared during his introductory news conference in February, and rumors of significant changes circling the Suns this summer are evidence of his ambition. Changes may include a reshaping of the front office and the potential departure of players such as Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton.
The priority for the Suns is to construct the perfect supporting cast for their two superstars, Devin Booker and newly acquired Kevin Durant. "We need to understand each other on a different level individually and as basketball players, and I think that will come," Durant said of the Suns postgame. With the NBA draft lottery just around the corner, fans in Phoenix are eager to see what changes are to come in the upcoming summer months.