The Suns players and staff get a pick-me-up at every practice and when they walk through the training room.
They have been seeing rehabilitating point guard Eric Bledsoe taking shots on the court and running on a treadmill.
Friday will mark five weeks since Bledsoe's right-knee surgery. No timetable for a recovery or return was shared, but many believe he could return not long after the All-Star break.
"He's making good progress on his rehab," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said. "He's progressing as expected. We're still optimistic that he'll return some time after the All-Star break.
Bledsoe was averaging 18 and just under six assists before he went down and is dynamic enough of a player that he earned the nickname "Mini Lebron" from former Clipper teammate Jamal Crawford.
Even though Bledsoe won't be back against Boston one exciting player who will be on the floor for the Phoenix Suns is Gerald Green.
Green is one of the most exciting dunkers in the league and is having the breakout season I expected when he was drafted by Boston with the 18th pick in the 2005 drart.
Unfortunately, the breakout year comes nine years later than I expected and with a team other than the Celtics, but it's good to see him finding some success in the league nonetheless.
Phoenix is led offensively by Goran Dragic who is averaging over twenty points and six assists while shooting over 50% from the floor as well as 40% from three.