Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
Dion Waiters reportedly was told by the Suns that they would draft him. He plays for Cleveland but might miss the game on Friday.
When the Phoenix Suns host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, fans will get to see a very young team. They are led by point guard Kyrie Irving, who is only averaging over 24 points a game. In his second year, he is already establishing himself to be one of the best young players in the league. The Cavs added guard Dion Waiters in this year's draft as well, and the Suns are familiar with him.
According to some reports leading up to the draft, Phoenix promised Waiters that he would be their selection with th 13th overall pick of the draft and he chose not to work out with any other team. He went way before the 13th pick, being taken by the Cavs with the fourth overall pick.
On Friday, though, Phoenix fans might not even get to see the player that could have been a Sun. He is questionable for the game. He is averaging over 15 points a game, shooting over 50 percent from beyond the three-point line.
Waiters and Irving are the team's leading scorers.
The Suns, with a win, could pull back to .500.
What will it take for the Suns to win?
It won't hurt to get six three-pointer from Shannon Brown, or to score 117 points. The preseason showed that the team can shoot the ball. That is starting to come back after a slow start.
Most importantly, the team that plays above their defensive stats will win. Phoenix has been alternately good and terrible on defense.
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