With the NBA trade deadline a day away, the Suns don't have much going on.
No Phoenix Suns will take the court Sunday, but they aren't alone. Four teams got eight of the Western Conference's 12 All-Star picks.
One of the most telling signs of a bad team is that they do not have one glaring weakness. Through the course of a season, game-by-game, there are new ways to lose and more fundamental flaws revealed.
The Phoenix Suns have gone back to the film room to try to find what is wrong with the team as they struggle through only one win in their past eight games.
The Phoenix Suns came up short against the Utah Jazz, something that hasn't been an uncommon result lately. Phoenix was dominated in the paint, something that has also been a consistent problem.
It takes more than being just an athlete, big, or a good shooter to be a consistently good player in the paint and the team is learning that the hard way after having eight years of glory with an All-Star.
The Phoenix Suns continue to shuffle things around in the starting five, but it doesn't appear to be doing them a lot of good. They've lost seven of their last eight and the changes have left some players a bit out of sorts.
A few things on the basketball court are indefensible and when they are the only part of your game executed consistently a team is doomed.
It is all about the defense and more specifically the play of P.J. Tucker as of late. When the team wins it is because of their defense, which will be key against the methodical Jazz.
The Phoenix Suns will have a chance for their 2000th franchise victory this weekend against the Jazz and Grizzlies.
The mood of the team is much different after win much like in any job when small or large success come the way, now comes the hard part of building consistency off of it.