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Suns blog says it’s a “make or break” season for Archie

Bright Side of the Sun, a Phoenix Suns blog, wonders what will happen to the Suns’ backcourt now that Devin Booker is in town. Archie Goodwin is one of the players affected by the arrival of Booker, and Bright Side of the Sun calls the upcoming season Goodwin’s “make or break” year.

Archie Goodwin

Goodwin will enter his third NBA season after the Suns selected the athletically gifted guard 29th in the 2013 draft. The Suns hold a small (little over $2M) option for 2016-17 on Goodwin, and if he hasn’t proven to be at least a rotation player after three years of development, it might be time to move on to the next project.

Last season, Goodwin showed scant improvement from his rookie year. His FG% dropped overall, and categorically from every distance except for an uptick in 3 point % from an awful 14% to a merely bad 29%. He also looked stronger in the upper body, and more able to withstand contact and finish in the paint, though his stats there don’t demonstrate it.

This will be a bit of a make or break season for Goodwin in Phoenix. If he can’t beat out fellow Kentucky product and youngster Booker for minutes, it’s hard to imagine Goodwin having a future on the Suns. The projected absence of Green should allow him the opportunity to showcase his skills.

We really need Phoenix to ditch Gerald Green and keep the four Kentucky players in the backcourt. Maybe pick up Jorts from the Summer League and then play home gams at Memorial Coliseum.

[Bright Side of the Sun]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Suns blog says it’s a “make or break” season for Archie

  1. Odel Claxton
    4:48 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Rex is an executive with the Suns and he will get rid of all non Cats

  2. Reality Bites
    4:56 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully Archie has been saving his money. He will be out of the league soon like Teague, Lamb, and Liggins.

    • Ha!
      10:08 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

      Or go overseas and continue to make more money than you ever will, so…….

  3. Leuther
    8:13 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Goodwin clearly wasn’t NBA ready and should have stayed in school…

  4. Uwe Blab's Perm
    10:19 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    I’ve seen a few Suns’ games over the past few years and Archie still seems like the, frankly, dumb player he was at UK. Bless his heart but Goodwin just doesn’t strike me as having any sense at all. Still just driving into traffic, falling down and shooting trash shots hoping something falls. Has never learned a thing in the NBA.

    Archie was definitely one of the misses by Cal. Shoulda never been at UK and will be overseas before too long.

  5. Leuther
    12:12 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    …except, come to think of it, he’s made more money on three years than I will make in my lifetime, so maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea.