Heading into next NBA season, the Phoenix Suns are expected to look for a point guard to help orchestrate plays. The Suns tried out De’Anthony Melton and Elie Okobo, but most basketball fans probably saw how that did not turn out well.

Like most NBA teams, the Phoenix Suns are expected to address that problem this summer. There are plenty of big guard names to consider. Among the players that will be available include D’Angelo Russell and Kemba Walker, players who made quite an impression last NBA season.

Of course, this will all boil down to the salary and other demands that most free agents will be looking for. There is also the outlook of a team in play. And while the Suns do have DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker and possibly Zion Williamson in the mix, the fact remains that Phoenix needs a legitimate court general if they are to rise next season. One name that has been curiously suggested is Ricky Rubio.

Before he entered the league, most were excited to see what the Spaniard had to offer. Unfortunately, he was hounded by injuries in the early goings, preventing him to strut his true potential as a basketball player. Aside from that, his shooting leaves a lot to be desired. His lack of an outside game has been criticized ever so often although he makes up for it with stellar plays that make his teammate look good.

On paper, a scoring point guard may not be needed for the Suns. They have Booker to handle all that plus other shooters in the mix. Down low, there is also Ayton to take care of that. Should they be blessed to draft Williamson in the coming 2019 NBA Draft, one can only imagine the vast talent on the Suns' bench and at the disposal of incoming head coach Monty Williams.

Rubio averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game last NBA season, AZ Central reported. The numbers may not be glaring but are sufficient for a young and talent-laden team like the Suns. With a good passer and defender, Williams could eventually see a well-oiled team running and humming.

Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio awaits his fate this coming NBA free agency. Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court against the Houston Rockets in Game Four during the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 22, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Getty Images/Gene Sweeney Jr.

At 28, Rubio is ranked among the top guards to get this season by Hoops Hype. His outside game may be a fallback but he does have the time to work on one just in case he would have to in a game. If team budget is a concern for Phoenix, Rubio is looming as a good fit for the Suns who may finally rise this 2019-20 NBA season.