NBA offseason guide: Are the Suns getting closer or further from an NBA championship?

The Suns will look to build around Devin Booker and Kevin Durant. Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns team that made it to the NBA Finals in 2021 has slowly slipped further away from matching that goal in the two years since, losing in the Western Conference semifinals for the second year in a row.

Even after adding Kevin Durant at the NBA trade deadline, the Suns did not quite live up to the expectation of being a championship contender.

The offseason started not with a change to the roster, but at head coach, where Frank Vogel -- who led the Los Angeles Lakers to a championship in 2020 -- steps in to replace Monty Williams.

Besides the search for their next head coach, the Suns' front office will have to make a decision on whether to continue with the current core with veteran point guard Chris Paul in a critical veteran leadership position, or move in a new direction.

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