3 Buyout Candidates the Phoenix Suns Should Avoid at all Costs

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Phoenix Suns, Kevin Knox
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Phoenix Suns Buyout Candidates to Avoid: Kevin Knox

As one of the many exiled young pieces from the New York Knicks everlasting rebuild, Kevin Knox was shipped down south to link up with Atlanta Hawks a few weeks ago, attached to the Cam Reddish trade.

Since arriving though, Knox has actually averaged fewer minutes per game than he did this year with the Knicks—who essentially handcuffed him to the bench and threw the key into the Hudson.

Knox has started just four games in his last three seasons, and although he should not be crucified for New York’s sins, he remains a career 7.9 point per game scorer with ugly .368/.704/.342 shooting splits.

This inefficient and low-volume scoring from Knox directly contradicts everything the Suns have built this year—being the only team top-five in field goal percentage and points per game.

With Phoenix being arguably the league’s best team at developing young talent, they might feel inclined to take on a project like Knox. While that’s a fine attitude to have, you need to be able to tell the difference between troubled players and those who are just not worth it.

It feels a bit extreme to call Knox “hopeless” with him being just 22-years-old, but he certainly falls on the latter side of that equation.

That all goes without even mentioning his Fortnite themed draft day suit, which is something that will remain branded into the eyes of Knicks fans for eternity—a burden which Suns fans certainly do not want to share.