1. Bol Bol
Once again the logic of the Suns was sound here. Why not take a chance on the enigmatic Bol Bol with one of their last remaining roster spots? The merits of adding him to this team have already been discussed, and the case is airtight. On a minimum deal, and with that intriguing skill set, you sign him every time.
But there has to be a reason the Magic just let him walk away. Especially after he was instrumental in helping the organization stay afloat last November amid a myriad of injuries. During that period he was a freak offensively, going coast-to-coast for layups and making a notable amount of 3-pointers.
Yet by the end of the season, one in which the Magic didn’t even make the play-in tournament and instead found themselves with two lottery picks, Bol was once again buried on the bench. Going back even further, and the Nuggets were the franchise who drafted him, and gave him his first taste of the league.
It would be fair to say the Suns are trying to get to where the Nuggets are now in winning a first championship, but the Nuggets didn’t have a use for Bol? Obviously they have the best player in the league in Nikola Jokic at the center position, but the Suns have Ayton and Durant in that spot as well. Not exactly a bad position to be in.
The problem has always been Bol’s defensive inabilities, and it has caused both a contender in the Nuggets and an up-and-coming group in the Magic to give up on him. With the Suns going to be shaky defensively already, even with new head coach Frank Vogel working miracles, Bol is not going to help on that end. Which is why it will be no surprised if he’s a regret come January.