En garde, NBA, for Suns guards. Since the Suns agreed to a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade acquisition of Isaiah Thomas that was finalized Saturday, onlookers have been trying to figure out how point guards Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Tyler Ennis will figure into the Suns future. Instead, the Suns feel like they only enhanced their dual-playmaker offense by adding a young 20-point scorer in Thomas to be their instant-offense sixth man. "We think Isaiah was one of the most efficient scorers in the league last year," Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. "We feel like the strength of our team is the backcourt. We feel like this move has made us even stronger in the backcourt. "We were very good when Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe were on the court, and we think Isaiah Thomas is that caliber of player where if you can have one or two of those guys on the court at all times, you really don't have any dropoff scoring-wise. You always have multiple weapons. You have guys who can run pick-and-rolls from either side of the floor and can push the floor in transition." The Suns could bring the development of Ennis, a 19-year-old rookie, along slowly or even use their new hybrid affiliation with D-League Bakersfield to have him play in a mirror system. But he also could fit right into their plans, as McDonough said the Suns figure on seeing how all four can play.
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Arizona Republic | Jul 13