Phoenix Suns: 2 Former Lottery Picks to Claim Off Waivers

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The Phoenix Suns do not need any more players. With talent, youth, veteran leadership, and an established culture, this team already checks all the required boxes when assembling a championship caliber team.

But all the while, refusing to at least keep any eye out for any useful pieces floating around on waivers still feels wildly ignorant. Although free agency sang its swan song long ago, a less eventful, but still noteworthy opportunity for the Suns to improve just came to pass.

With the NBA season only a few hours away from tipoff, teams are tidying up their rosters at this very moment. By now, teams know whether or not they want to keep their training camp signees aboard for the actual season. In making those realizations, almost every squad cut one or two players this past weekend, including some bigger names from prior NBA drafts.

The Suns participated, splitting paths with veteran guard Chasson Randle. He failed to show his NBA worthiness during the preseason, averaging only 5.0 points per game. He also shot 43.7 percent from the field, and finished with the fourth most turnovers per 100 possessions.

Although Randle might not deserve a spot on an NBA team, some players recently cut by other teams just might, specifically with the Suns. Phoenix now owns one open roster position, and a two-way slot as well

Some freshly relinquished, and higher-upside talents now sits up for grabs. At the very the least, the Suns need to pursue these two former lottery products, and possibly pick them up before someone else does.