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The #Phoenix Suns are not among the favored teams for the 2017-18 NBA season. For coming out lackadaisically in their first three games, #Earl Watson has been relieved as head coach – the fastest ouster of a coach in league history.

Two of the three games may have forced the hand of Suns’ owner Robert Sarver to relieve Watson of head coaching duties. They atrociously lost to the Portland Trail Blazers by 49 points (124-76) in their season debut and just recently got blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers by 42 points (130-88).

Before he was given his walking papers, Watson was pointing out the lack of unity from within the team.

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He was aware of the adversity tied up to handling a young squad although all that technically came with the job. Now, associated head coach Jay Triano takes over on an interim basis with hopes of guiding the Suns (temporarily) play better.

Sun has yet to shine in Phoenix

The Suns finished a win-loss record of 24-58, dead last in the Western Conference last NBA season. The only significant addition they had during the offseason was the selection of Josh Jackson with the 4th overall pick.

There are veterans on the team like #Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, and Tyson Chandler. However, it seemed pretty clear that the original plan was to develop the young guys in the mix. This includes Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, and Tyler Ulis, all of whom have shown potential.

Sarver and company expected losses to be part of the rebuilding process [VIDEO].

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However, losing by an average of 31-points in their first three games is simply unacceptable. The last time the Suns won in the regular NBA season was way back Apr. 9. They won over the Dallas Mavericks, (124-111) but most know that this was a stage when games hardly mattered already.

Technically, they are on a four-game losing streak as far as regular NBA season games. Their preseason performance was hardly impressive as well, winning only the first and last assignments. With Watson out, all eyes are on Triano as the Suns try to come up with a better performance.

Bledsoe tired of losing

Ironically, Eric Bledsoe made a curious social media post. On Twitter, he said “I don’t wanna be here,” and the understanding was that he was seeking a trade [VIDEO]. The tweet was pretty vague, meaning he can easily deny and twist things associated with that social media rant.

The firing of Earl Watson is expected to factor in at some point. With Triano taking over, Bledsoe could end up seeing first how a change in the head coaching helm will turn out. If Phoenix continues to lose, it won’t be surprising if trade talks involving the veteran guard heat up.