|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Pacific Division||100.9 (4th)||107.5 (4th)|
Fri Mar 25
|L 116 - 94||at SAC|
Sat Mar 26
|L 102 - 99||BOS|
Mon Mar 28
|L 121 - 116||at MIN|
Wed Mar 30
|L 105 - 94||at MIL|
Fri Apr 1
|L 106 - 99||WAS|
Sun Apr 3
|L 101 - 86||UTA|
Tue Apr 5
|L 103 - 90||at ATL|
Thu Apr 7
|W 124 - 115||at HOU|
Sat Apr 9
|W 121 - 100||at NO|
Mon Apr 11
|L 105 - 101||SAC|
Wed Apr 13
|W 114 - 105||LAC|
While Williams' contract for the 2016-17 season isn't guaranteed as of yet, the $874,636 he's owed fully vests if he remains on the roster after Sept. 1. Williams, a 6-foot-8 big man, was a First-Team All-Summer League performer for the Suns earlier this month, averaging 11.8 points and 11.2 rebounds across six games. Even if he does make the Suns' roster, Williams is unlikely to be a meaningful contributor on a night-to-night basis, especially if centers Tyson Chandler and Alex Len are able to stay healthy.
Chriss, who missed the Suns' final three Las Vegas Summer League games due to an illness, finished summer play with averages of 10.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 30.3 minutes per game over his three appearances.
Before succumbing to the illness, the 19-year-old looked extremely raw during his three games, accruing a total of 16 fouls and 10 turnovers while shooting an awful 33.3 percent from the floor. The 6-foot-10, 233-pound Chriss is an athletic marvel, but he's still learning the nuances of the game after not taking up the sport until his freshman year of high school. At this point, fellow lottery pick Dragan Bender appears further along in his development than Chriss, who could spend a fair amount of time in the D-League as a rookie with Jared Dudley and Bender presumably ahead of him on the depth chart at power forward.
Ulis averaged 14.5 points, 6.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game in six appearances during the Las Vegas Summer League.
While Ulis didn't shoot the ball overly well -- 41.2 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from three-point land -- he was disruptive defensively and turned the ball over fewer than twice per game, while averaging more than 32 minutes. His performance earned him second-team All-Summer League honors, while teammate Alan Williams was named to the first team. With Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe firmly ahead of him on the depth chart, it's still unclear how Ulis will fit in as a rookie, but his summer league showing was about as encouraging as the
Booker averaged 21.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in three Las Vegas Summer League games.
The Suns held Booker out following pool play, but it was evident over even the small, three-game sample that he was among the best players in Vegas. Booker connected on 6-of-10 three-point attempts and led Phoenix to wins over Portland and Boston before donning street clothes for the remainder of the week. Ultimately, it's difficult to take anything definitive away from summer league play, but Booker certainly looked the part of a player ready to make another leap in Year 2.
During the latter half of last season, the Suns experimented with a starting frontcourt of Alex Len and Tyson Chandler, but since both of those players are natural centers, upgrading the power forward spot was a top priority for the organization. The Suns did just that during the draft in June by selecting Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss with top 10 picks, but since neither player is expected to be a major NBA contributor right away, Dudley was brought in on a three-year, $30 million contract to serve as a placeholder at the position. His ability to stretch the floor and guard both perimeter and interior players should earn Dudley plenty of minutes right off the bat, but look for his role to decline as the season rolls along and Bender and Chriss presumably begin to find their footing in the NBA.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Devin Booker , SG||13.8|
|RPG||Tyson Chandler , C||8.7|
|APG||Devin Booker , SG||2.6|
|FG%||Mirza Teletovic , PF||42.7|
|FT%||Brandon Knight , PG||85.2|
|3P%||Mirza Teletovic , PF||39.3|
|BLOCKS||Alex Len , C||62|
|STEALS||P.J. Tucker , SF||106|
|MPG||P.J. Tucker , SF||31|
|Full Team Statistics|
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