Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
The Phoenix Suns are middle of the pack in the Pacific Division in SB Nation's first round of NBA power rankings.
The Suns finished the year even at 33-33 but will open the season without the familiar face of Steve Nash for a first time in a long while. The Suns have promise with a lot of youngsters on the team but it waits to be seen how well they all gel together.
The Pacific Division is well represented high in the rankings with the Los Angeles Clippers landing at eighth, but after that it is quite the drop. After the Suns, the Golden State Warriors come in at 23rd and the Sacramento Kings are close behind at 25th.
The Suns open the season on Wednesday, Oct. 31 against the 24th ranked Detroit Pistons.