With Kevin Durant, the Suns rethink their rotations

In the Suns’ last three games, Monty Williams has relied on Josh Okogie and Torrey Craig to round out his top five, which also includes regulars Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. The arrival of Kevin Durant will impose this five and it is likely that one of the first two cities will return to the bench.

« The rotations and an alternation of five must be determined. It will be a transition for the staff, not so much for the players, to understand which groups work, how to finish the quarters… We have to (reference) Kevin’s usage throughout his career and see which one fits best with the way we play with Book, Chris and DA », Analyzes the coach whose new addition has played an average of almost 37 minutes since the start of his career.

In addition to “KD”, the coach of the Suns recovered from the Nets TJ Warren, not to mention Darius Bazley or Terrence Ross. “ It’s about watching these guys make mistakes and correct them so that maybe in the last 10 or 15 games of the season we’re full and everybody’s on the same page. “, argues Josh Okogie, who has shown Olympic form since the Brooklyn outings of Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson: averaging more than 21 points (55% shooting including 55% from long range), 5 rebounds and 2 steals in four games. .

Damion Lee, another local player, is also aware that the arrival of a player of this caliber will change the situation. NBA champion with the Warriors last year, however, recommends to his teammates ” if the minutes are reduced or increased, to cover [leur] role and try to do it at a high level. Because even when we get Landry back (shame) and C-Payne (Cameron Payne), they’re just going to have to understand that in order to be great and achieve what we’re looking for, there have to be sacrifices. »

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