Former Boston Celtics big man accuses Suns of trying to get Frank Vogel fired

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets
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Former Boston Celtics big man Kendrick Perkins accused the Phoenix Suns of intentionally trying to get head coach Frank Vogel fired after they lost by 25 points to the OKC Thunder, who were missing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, on March 29.

"Either the Suns suck or they’re trying to get Vogel fired… because they have ZERO excuses for getting STOMPED out tonight by the Thunder who didn’t have their best player!!! I’m just saying," Perkins tweeted.

Even after trading for Bradley Beal in the offseason, and following that up by shipping off Deandre Ayton for Jusuf Nurkic and Grayson Allen, the Suns are currently in an NBA Play-In Tournament slot. If they keep losing, they could end up having to win two Play-In games to qualify for the No. 8 seed; just three years removed from a Finals appearance.

Former Boston Celtics MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas wasting time on lowly Suns

So much for Isaiah Thomas's return. The Suns have wasted his presence on the roster by deploying him only during garbage time and sinking in the standings, making the former King of the Fourth look bad in the process.

This shouldn't be how IT's story ends. Phoenix is a lost team likely looking at full-scale changes in the offseason -- would anybody be shocked by yet another Kevin Durant trade or even a Devin Booker trade since the Suns lack so many assets? -- and likely headed for, at best, a first-round exit.

Thomas deserves better. Whether he gets to ring-chase with the franchise he helped get close to a championship during his time there (Boston) or with a team he's played for in the past that can help bring him his first ring (Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers).

One would've thought the Suns were that this season, but every piece of evidence points to that not being the case.