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Josh Jackson says communication has been better for Suns

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Phoenix Suns small forward Josh Jackson believes the team’s communication has gotten a lot better throughout the season.

While the Suns still have the worst record in the Western Conference, Jackson says guys on the team are having fun again and playing the right way.

“The communication part, I feel like it’s something we’re still getting better at,” Jackson wrote in his latest Diary for The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears. “I see times where we have stretches and we don’t talk on defense and offense, and it can kind of show that we’re not communicating because you can see that we’re not on the same page. There’s been plenty of times this season and last season where we’ve played good in the beginning of the games, or stretches, but never throughout the whole game.

“We took a punch [during our Golden State Warriors win] and then we responded, we came back and we continued to fight. I think we got down like, 16, and still came back and won the game. I feel like we’re now having a lot of fun out there in our games. Our communication’s better and we’re playing the right way.”

The Suns’ win against the Warriors at Oracle Arena was very impressive. It was a win that showed this team has grown this season despite their putrid record.

The Suns are hoping to build the franchise around Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jackson. Booker is already a star in this league and on a max contract. Phoenix needs Ayton and Jackson to take the next step in 2019-20.