4. Jon Leuer
Forward Jon Leuer started 27-of-67 games for the Suns back in 2015-16, his lone season with the organization and what goes down as one of the most inoffensive spells any player has ever had anywhere. Leuer with the Suns just happened there for a minute, and then it was over again.
Having been drafted 40th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks back in 2011, and with three seasons played with the Memphis Grizzlies after that, the Suns should have had some idea what they were getting with the then 26-year-old.
This wasn’t a guy who raised the ceiling, more a competent professional on a roster that boasted Kris Humphries, Sonny Weems and Chase Budinger — Suns fans have really been through it this last decade — so in that sense it was easy to see the appeal of Leuer.
He was never going to complain about his role, and in reality the amount of games he ultimately started probably hadn’t been planned for before that season began. His 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds weren’t nothing, and it has been forgotten now but Leuer shot 38.2 percent from deep that season on 1.6 attempts per night, somewhat of an outlier for him.
This was Booker’s rookie campaign and the Suns would go 23-59, so expectations were low. But if one player encapsulates the whole “meh” vibe that the organization had going on in that moment, it is unfortunately Leuer. The team wasn’t cool (look how far we’ve come with the new uniforms for this season), and neither was Leuer. A match made in mediocrity.