The playoffs were not particularly kind to the Phoenix Suns. After struggling through injuries all season, a late trade was supposed to make the difference. Instead, it is a summer of questions and rebuilding. Fortunately, the Suns have two untouchable players to build around, but they need to move three others in rebuilding.
Rebuilding may be a strong word for what the Phoenix Suns need. Any team with two players capable of scoring a combined 80 points on any given night has a puncher’s chance. However, after 55 years of disappointment, we in the Valley of the Suns have learned that a puncher’s chance is not much of a chance.
Signings will be a priority for the Suns over the summer
Going into the 2023-24 season, the Suns technically only have seven players under contract. Of those seven, four are fully guaranteed – Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Landry Shamet – while Chris Paul and Cameron Payne have partial guarantees, and Ish Wainright has a team option. This means there will be a lot of free agents coming and going, but it is with the signed core of the team that the biggest changes do and do not need to be made.