Phoenix Suns: 3 impending free agent power forwards to scout at Disney

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When play resumes at Disney, there are three power forwards who will be free agents at seasons’ end who Phoenix Suns fans should keep an eye on.

Phoenix Suns fans should be pumped to get to watch their team return to play in Disney, but what about other storylines from other games? Of course, the primary focus will be on the playoff chase and subsequently the playoffs themselves, but the Disney bubble will also give us a chance to scout out some players who will be free agents when this bizarre season finally comes to an end.

Remember, the timeline is very condensed. Free agency opens October 18, just three days after the draft, which is just three days after the last possible day of the NBA Finals. There isn’t much turnaround time and with recency bias all-to-ingrained in transaction decisions, how players perform in the eight regular-season games and playoffs has the potential to earn or cost them millions.

If the Phoenix Suns choose not to re-sign Aron Baynes, Dario Saric, and Frank Kaminsky, they will have about $20 million in cap space. Err, I should say, would have had $20 million in cap space. We don’t know how the lack of a full season will affect next year’s cap.

Regardless, the Suns will likely have more money than almost every other team with which they can spend as much as the market dictates for a top-tier player. By top-tier, I mean top-tier within this free-agent class, which is fairly weak compared to most.

The good news is some of the best players are power forwards, which, if the Suns decline to bring back Dario Saric, will be exactly what they need.

So, while you’re watching the Suns, keep an eye on these 3 power forwards, because their performance in Disney may determine how interested James Jones is in them.