Before the start of the season, I predicted that Keita Bates-Diop could be a great help to the team. However, seeing as he’s heating the bench for the past two games of the season, that might not come to fruition.
Miracles can still happen, and Vogel might see something in Bates-Diop that will allow him to play.
Similar to Little’s case, KBD has some competition within the roster for minutes. The Suns have a sea of options, and he might not be the name that the coaching staff would think of when an unexpected situation arises.
The coaching staff has favored the former Blazers forward over the former San Antonio Spurs forward. Questionable choice since Bates-Diop is longer, taller, and a much better outside threat than Little.
There’s still hope that the Suns will give KBD a chance to prove himself and show that he’s a reliable player.