Jan. 12, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver against the New Jersey Nets at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Nets 118-109 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Suns to fill two more roster spots


The Suns have added seven new players to the roster this off-season, nine before the Brad Miller decided to retire and they ultimate cut Jerome Dyson. The Suns currently have thirteen players on their roster and they still need to add two more players to fill out the roster to fifteen.

The Suns also still have about 7.5 million dollars in cap room to sign two players. The Suns right now are pretty set at the depth chart, three point guards, five wing players, two centers and three power forwards which means the Suns can either sign another wing player and another big man.

Tough part right now is that the Suns pretty much have their rotation set so it’s tough for them to decide on which players to add, more to it though, players who are okay with being bench warmers while simultaneously making contributions to the team. Usually those players are older veterans who are past their years but teams give these guys contracts not only to fill a roster spot but also to mentor young players.

Possible candidates for this position would be former Heat big man Juwan Howard, Derek Fisher, Maurice Evans, Ben Wallace, Erick Dampier and Mike Bibby. All these guys are veterans who have found success in the league and can certainly have a positive impact on many of the Suns young players.

The Suns can also go in another direction and use that cap space to take a gamble on couple of young guys who have talent but haven’t had much success due to personal issues. A couple of guys off the top of my head would be big man Andray Blatche, former lottery pick swingman Terrence Williams, and also swingman Damion James. It’ll be interesting to see how the Suns wrap up their rest of their off-season. Suns fans expect a few more moves for the Suns before the tip-off on October 31st against the Golden State Warriors.

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