5 Phoenix Suns who shouldn’t be back after disappointing playoff run

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Landry Shamet, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Landry Shamet

Acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in 2021, the Phoenix Suns signed Landry Shamet to a four-year contract extension with the team shortly after. With three years remaining on his deal, if the Suns wanted to retool the roster a bit, you’d have to assume he’d be a strong candidate to be moved. While Shamet has been a solid contributor during the regular season for the Suns in each of the last two seasons, his playoff production has not been ideal in two playoff runs with the team.

Even though he plays just a small role for the team off the bench, the Suns need the supporting cast to step up in the postseason. That’s what will get the Suns over the top in the playoffs. So far, Shamet hasn’t been one of the role players to do that. His production was nearly cut in half while playing slightly fewer minutes.

Shamet is not a bad player by any means. For a team that will likely need to retool their supporting cast around their big 3 or 4, there’s no guarantee that Shamet will be retained. Quite frankly, considering his playoff numbers, you can make the case that it’s probably time for the Suns to move on.