The Phoenix Suns need to fill their roster

Kelly Oubre Jr, Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Kelly Oubre Jr, Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Even with improved health after the All-Star break, the Phoenix Suns still need to make a final move to complete their roster.

Just like every other team, the Phoenix Suns benefited from the All-Star break, seeing the return of three of their rotation pieces on the other side. The sudden injury to Kelly Oubre Jr. highlights why they should not remain content with their roster as it is currently constructed.

Even if it is signing a string of players to 10-day contracts to finish out the season, the Suns need to make sure they are doing something. I expect the roster spot to be filled soon, most likely with another 10-day, and that is good because there is no downside to filling the last spot.

As long as the Phoenix Suns can restrain themselves from offering any contracts beyond this year, the only person who would be opposed to the move is Robert Sarver who would have to fork over some extra money. Whoever is signed to be the 15th man could even be done as a favor to an agent that might come in handy down the line. Every move counts.

The Phoenix Suns have probably already made one mistake in letting Jonah Bolden go without offering him a second 10-day contract. The bulk of the first 10-day contract was spent while the league was on All-Star break.

Bolden’s style of play made for a nice change of pace from other big men off the bench but, nevertheless, the Suns have more options now than they did when they had first signed Bolden.

Even though the Phoenix Suns have a seemingly endless supply of backup point guards on the roster already, now that they have more than one healthy big man on the roster, if they want to add another point guard, they should feel free to do so.

Although it would probably be wisest to look at adding another wing player to the roster, even before the injury to Oubre, and even more so now.

At this point, it is likely that whoever is signed is going to be a young player, and not one meant to help them towards a playoff push. In which case, the Phoenix Suns could theoretically sign someone to finish out the year and put them down in the G-League to develop, much like Jalen Lecque.

A young guard could become available for the Suns this summer. dark. Next

The Suns do not need to make any headlines with a signing at this point in the season, but they need to make sure they make the smart move, which is to make any move at all.