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How far are the young Suns from contending?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

How far away are the Phoenix Suns from returning to the playoffs after hiring Monty Williams as head coach?

Despite that dreadful track record, Phoenix has accumulated talent through the draft lottery, including high-scoring guard Devin Booker and 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton. The Suns will add another top-seven pick to that group this June. So is Phoenix close to competing again with a new coach?