Goodwin will be working his third season in the NBA and has yet to produce anything worth a team noticing. Although having a lot of upside to his game, he is still young and has a lot of learning to do, but the Suns are in no position to wait for Goodwin to catch on as the Valley Of The Suns website explains where Goodwin's career stands with Phoenix.
Valley Of The Suns - There’s no doubt about it; Archie Goodwin is heading into a make-or-break season in 2015-16. As the No. 29 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin was always projected to be something of a project. He was only 18 years old when he was drafted and was coming off his freshman year at Kentucky, after all.
But after two NBA seasons, Goodwin is no closer to convincing anyone that he still has that incredibly large amount of upside. Despite only being 21 years old, the patience of the fanbase — and of Goodwin himself — is starting to wear thin with his lack of minutes.
Archie is an example of the one-and-done not working so well, and many may contribute that to Cal sending him off, but most of the talks, between the people in the know, suggest that Cal encouraged Goodwin to stay and it was Goodwin that wanted to go. I am sure Archie thought his playing time would have decreased had he stayed at Kentucky but I feel like he would have shined on that 2013-14 team and another year would have made Archie that much better. Now we have to wait and see what his career ends up as. I personally want it to be successful.
~ Scott Roach ~