The Phoenix Suns had numerous questions entering into the 2023-24 season, but the trades of Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, and Landry Shamet over the summer increased point guard discussions.
Concerns were raised about who would steady the ship with the second unit, but Jordan Goodwin has proven himself capable.
Goodwin has capitalized on his early season opportunities after being an afterthought in the Washington trade for Bradley Beal.
Phoenix's six-game winning streak was extended with his 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal against Memphis.
He was fantastic. This year has been up and down for him. We've challenged him as a coaching staff to improve both sides of the ball.
He plays defense inside our plan "Suns coach Frank Vogel stated after the game.
"He struggled with shotmaking at times. Seeing it all come together for him was a terrific night for us.
Coaches challenge players to see how they react. He and Josh Okogie had several tough defensive possessions in the second half.
We held a modern NBA team to 89 points. No matter the team or injury situation, that's challenging. Jordan contributed greatly.”
The Suns have relied on role players after Kevin Durant, Booker, and Beal missed games due to injury.