Phoenix Suns: Final Depth Chart Projection for 2021-22 Season

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Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul, Cameron Payne.
Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul, Cameron Payne. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Phoenix Suns Point Guards

Last year, Phoenix point guards combined to average 33.8 points per game, the most across the entire team. As far as floor generals go, the Suns possess significant riches.


  1. Chris Paul
  2. Cameron Payne
  3. Elfrid Payton
  4. Chasson Randle

Even though Paul almost put up career-low scoring numbers last year, he still operated as a fantastic facilitator, dishing out the third most assists across the entire league. With Devin Booker by his side, the Suns need a creator more than just another scorer, which makes him the perfect option run the point once again for Phoenix.

Payne enjoyed a career year last season, shooting an incredible 44.0 percent from deep. When Paul needed to sit out during the Western Conference Finals, Payne also came through with a 29 point and nine assist performance, proving himself as a capable starter if ever called upon. Watch for him to contend for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Making his return to Phoenix, Payton looks to fill Jevon Carter’s spot. But last year, he ended up playing as a real offensive burden to Knicks team that struggled mightily at putting the ball through the hoop. Last year, Payton put up the worst true shooting percentage on the eighth worst true shooting team. Hopefully he brings some of New York’s grittiness over to Phoenix, but nothing else.

Signed to a non-guaranteed contract, Randle comes to the Suns as a fun piece for Monty Williams to toy around with. Athletic and quick with the ball, he is no scrub despite his position in the rotation. If he improves his shooting touch during his limited chances to play, he might squeak past Payton as the season progresses.