Have the Phoenix Suns passed the Boston Celtics as the team to beat to win it all in 2023?

For much of the 2022-23 NBA season, the team to beat has been the Boston Celtics, freshly focused after falling to the Golden State Warriors in six games in the 2022 NBA Finals. After the Celtics blazed a trail to the league’s best record in the Eastern Conference, it helped change the minds of the Brooklyn Nets front office, who sent superstar forward Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns in a trade deadline deal in early February.

Now, with players having changed teams as Boston and the rest of the contention-hopefuls gear up for a deep push into the 2023 NBA Playoffs, are the Suns the ball club in pole position to win it all?

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix recently sat down with The Volume’s official YouTube channel to discuss it.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what he had to say.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire