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ESPN Projects Suns To Finish 14th In West With 30-52 Record

The Phoenix Suns are about to embark on their first season without Steve Nash in a very long time, and the folks over at ESPN don't feel too bullish about their chances. As part of their 2012-2013 season forecast, ESPN projects the Suns to finish 14th in the Western Conference with a 30-52 record.

Last season, the Suns finished with a .500 record, but they no longer have the services of Nash, one of the game's top point guards. Now, Phoenix is focused on a core led by new acquisitions Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley, Wesley Johnson and Luis Scola, plus incumbents like Marcin Gortat and Channing Frye.

ESPN isn't buying the new roster as a good thing, though, projecting Phoenix as one of the league's worst teams. Only the Sacramento Kings are projected to be worse, and that's only by a single game, as their projected record is 29-53.

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