Phoenix Suns: 3 Roster Weaknesses Even After Free Agency

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After surging to the NBA Finals during the 2020-21 season, the Phoenix Suns needed follow up with a notably active offseason to remain contenders going forward. Once trading with the Brooklyn Nets for Landry Shamet, they quickly established themselves as a team with a plan to stay heavily involved during this year’s break between seasons.

A few days later, the Suns continued their spending spree by bringing back point guards Chris Paul and Cameron Payne under long-term contracts. Most expected Paul to come back, but Payne re-signing came as incredibly pleasant surprise. Phoenix also added JaVale McGee and old friend Elfrid Payton as fill-in pieces as well. Frank Kaminsky inked a veteran’s minimum deal to also stay with the Suns.

But even with all these additions, Phoenix’s offseason was far from perfect. The Suns lost crucial playoff rotation piece Torrey Craig, who signed a more lucrative deal with the Indiana Pacers. The team failed to properly address some glaring roster issues from the year prior as well.

Phoenix’s roster currently houses 14 players, so they have the option to add one more man to the team should they chose to. But at this point, almost every big name available at one point or another this offseason has already found a new home.

However, some underrated options continue to float around. But before pulling the trigger on any of them, the Suns need to make sure that who they extend their final contract toward will help fill these specific issues likely to plague the team based on their roster’s current outlook.