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Phoenix Calling for This Player to be a Starter for the Suns

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After the trade for Kevin Durant, every fan of the Phoenix Suns were speculating the starting five and the rotation Monty Williams would go with. I have heard a lot of noise around one player in particular to be the fifth starter, and last night the noise reached twitter.

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Fans are begging for Josh Okogie to be the last starter named once Durant joins the lineup. Which is targeted to be this week.

As you read these stat lines from the last 5 games on Okogie, you will quickly see why all of the hype is around him. Even some writers here on Burn City stated in the podcast Thursday, “We Want Okogie Starting”.

Does Okogie Fit with The Starters on the Phoenix Suns…

Does Josh Okogie fit with the starters on the Phoenix Suns or should he be the spark plug for the second unit? That is the Shakespearean question I have for this team.

As a starter he will be forced to be the 4th or 5th option. However coming off of the bench, he would likely be the first or second option.

His +/- statistic is the one that stands out to me the most. Shooters are gonna go cold, and then get hot again. Yet the +/- stat implies he is not only scoring, he is locking down the opposition as well.

Okogie Needs to Stay Aggressive

Shooting nearly 7 threes a game is the other number that caught my eye. It shows talent and skill, yet it also shows confidence.

Whatever happens with the rotation, one thing is for sure. Josh Okogie is an absolute stud and wherever his role is on this team, it will make this team better if he is aggressive.

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Rowan Donaghey is a Sports and Betting insider, and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey

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