Looking at the most intriguing and notable games from the Phoenix Suns 2018-19 NBA schedule.
After a busy offseason, including making DeAndre Ayton the No.1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns are at a crossroads in their long history. With that, the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season is absolutely one that has fans yearning for its start.
Luckily, their schedule was recently dropped, leaving fans and supporters to dissect it to no end. Will the last few months actually matter this year? Or will it be like recent years, full of the dreaded T-word and piles upon piles of losses?
Either way, there are several games that definitely matter. Here, we’ll highlight the seven that are the most intriguing.
7 Most Intriguing Phoenix Suns Games From the 2018-19 Schedule
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns — October 17th, 2018
Well, for starters, it’s the opening game (and home opener) for the Suns. Secondly, it’s one of the few games on their 2018-19 schedule that will be broadcast nationally (ESPN). Finally, it will be a matchup of two big-time prospects: DeAndre Ayton of the Suns and Luka Dončić from the Mavericks. Ayton, as you know was the first-overall pick, while Dončić was the third-overall pick.
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns — October 24th, 2018
LeBron. That is all.
San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns — October 31st, 2018
This game, their second nationally-televised game of the year, will be played on Halloween night in front of a gigantic ESPN audience. In addition, it will be the first time the Suns play the new-look Spurs. You know, with DeMar DeRozan instead of Kawhi Leonard.
Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks — December 17th, 2018
There are several reasons why you should circle this game on your calendar. First of all, it’ll be the Suns first (and only) time playing at the Mecca (MSG). In addition to that, DeAndre Ayton will be facing off against his former Arizona running mate Allonzo Trier.
Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets– January 19th, 2019
Besides Christmas Day, the one other big-time NBA holiday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year, the Phoenix Suns will take part with their an early game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns — February 4th, 2019
One of the biggest moves Phoenix made this offseason was giving Trevor Ariza a one-year, $15 million deal. Houston, on the other hand, has been mauled by the media for letting him get away and filling his spot with Carmelo Anthony. Here, they will all meet for the first time.
Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz — February 6th, 2019
This game is important because it’ll be the first-year head coach Igor Kokoškov‘s first game against his former team. Kokoškov made a name for himself by helping turn around the Jazz franchise alongside Quin Snyder.