It's funny how things work out.
Well, if you're an inhabitant of Planet Orange, maybe it isn't that funny.
But a year ago at about this time the Suns were in the playoffs, where they would sweep the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals and supposedly exorcise all sorts of playoff demons.
Wednesday night, the Suns play out the string on a season that lost its soul against those same Spurs, and the Suns only can wish there were playoff demons to worry about.
Oh, they've wrapped up the top seed in the Western Conference and might not even need to play their stars Wednesday night unless there are still best-record-in-the-NBA ramifications.
There's a lesson in patience here.
Those 2009-10 Suns played the Lakers in the conference finals and were within a crazy offensive rebound by a crazy player from taking a 3-2 lead in that series with Game 6 in Phoenix.