Phoenix Suns: Constructing the Dream Offseason for this Summer

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Phoenix Suns Dream Offseason: 2021-22 Projected Rotation

With the dust finally settling after all that, the Phoenix Suns can begin their reconquest of the Western Conference with a familiar starting five:

  • PG: Chris Paul (re-sign)
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Mikal Bridges (extend)
  • PF: Jae Crowder
  • C: Deandre Ayton (extend)

Their bench unit would look quite different though, including the following:

  • 6: Cameron Johnson
  • 7: Blake Griffin (MLE)
  • 8: Miles McBride (Draft)
  • 9: JJ Reddick (ME)
  • 10: Hassan Whiteside (ME)
  • 11: Torrey Craig (BAE)
  • 12: Justice Winslow (ME)
  • 13: Jevon Carter
  • 14: Jalen Smith

This lineup for one brings back Phoenix’s hero from last season, Chris Paul. However, it also fills the team’s need for an understudy to Ayton with both Whiteside and Griffin applicable.

It too adds more shooting with Reddick and Craig returning, and also puts some eggs into their future team’s basket with McBride and Winslow if he pans out the right way.

Additionally, it leaves the Suns with an extra roster spot. While difficult to see right now, they might that flexibility to start the season incase anyone becomes available via a buyout towards the trade trade deadline, or any two-way players become intriguing.

dark. Next. Point Guards the Phoenix Suns Can Sign if Chris Paul Leaves

The extensions for the Bridges and Ayton paired with Paul’s contract essentially place the Suns as a team only able to fish for minimum contract players over the next two or three seasons, but that comes as a sufficient sacrifice for this championship-level roster—now fully intact.