3 G League Point Guard Options for the Phoenix Suns

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The Phoenix Suns recently waived Isaiah Canaan, creating a deeper hole at point guard. With some open roster spots, the Suns should look to the G League.

Going into the season, Isaiah Canaan was the Phoenix Suns starting point guard. Much respect to his comeback after such a gruesome injury and I hope he catches on some where, but it wasn’t meant to be here. He has been waived.

Now, there are two open regular roster spots as well as an open two way spot. At a position of weakness, Phoenix should look towards the G League, even if it’s just temporary help.

Yes, Devin Booker is doing well at point guard. But, whether it’s a point guard or a shooting guard, he could use some help in the form of another play maker. He’s also been playing hurt and he could use some time off to heal.

Sure, the Suns already have Elie Okobo and I’m completely fine with giving him solid minutes as he’s shown promise and needs time to develop.

DeAnthony Melton could also log some time at the point but he’s seemed too raw at this point to help produce much. Though I look forward to him being something like a Dwyane Wade if he ever grasps his potential.

This is no knock on the current roster. It’s simply easy math. It’s easier to find the best fit if you expand your options. The Suns have only won four of their 23 games so far this season. What is there to lose by taking risks and giving someone a chance? There is so much more that can be possibly gained.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns are already looking toward the G League, specifically at Darius Morris. They should also be taking a look at the three players we’re about to look at.

There are many options via many routes that the team could look at for another play maker. These are my top three unsigned free agents from the G League.

*Note – All stats are as of Monday morning (12/3)*