In the off-season the Phoenix Suns added 10 new players through trades, free agency, or the draft. One of those new players is Drew Eubanks. Eubanks is entering his sixth year in the NBA. Last season was his most productive in the league. He played 20.3 minutes per game, the most of his career. In those minutes he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game for the Portland Trailblazers.
Drew Eubanks blocks Evan Mobley's shot which leads to a transition 3 from Jerami Grant 🔥
— Blazers Nation (@BlazersNationCP) November 24, 2022
One of the big questions about this Suns’ team is, do they have enough rim protection? The starting center Deandre Ayton played 10 minutes per game more than Eubanks did last season. Eubanks still averaged more blocks per game than Ayton. The former Oregon State Beaver is also very athletic and smooth in the open floor.
What a win for the Blazers. Damian Lillard with 40-10-8 to continue his absurd season. Grizzlies half court offense down the stretch remains a concern.
Not even Mr. Blocks JJJ could stop Drew Eubanks here. pic.twitter.com/yuXc40HGcU
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 2, 2023
The bench unit could be a nightmare for the Suns opponents. If Eubanks and Bol Bol are protecting the rim and also running the floor. Eubanks could also fit well with the starters as he doesn’t need the ball to have an impact on the game. He could get easy baskets as the defense is locked in on Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and/or Bradley Beal.
Suns head coach Frank Vogel has a history of success with defensive big men, So, look for Eubanks to play at least 25 minutes a game. He could averaged 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game, this season. Drew Eubanks will be a big factor for Phoenix this season.