3 biggest needs for the Suns for the rest of the offseason

The Phoenix Suns are limited in what they can do in free agency, but they still have some real needs to fill on this roster.
Phoenix Suns v Chicago Bulls
Phoenix Suns v Chicago Bulls / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
3 of 3

Rim protection

The Suns rim protection has gotten a solid boost so far, but it still has a ways to go. Dunn is an immensely versatile and athletic defender who could get his fair share of blocks as a help defender. He averaged a whopping 2.3 blocks as a sophomore at Virginia, which is an insane number for a wing. Oso is just as gifted athletically, and averaged 1.3 blocks his senior season at Marquette. 

Plumlee is a good, but not great, rim deterrent who will be an upgrade over Drew Eubanks. However, none of those players will be starting at center, which is where the current rim protection problem lies.

Grade the pick: Suns take Ryan Dunn 28th in NBA Draft. dark. Next. Grade the pick: Suns take Ryan Dunn 28th in NBA Draft

Jusuf Nurkić doesn't provide the Suns with anything in the way of defense, and given the additions of playmaking big men like Plumlee and Ighodaro, the Suns could be preparing to move on from him.

There aren't any legit starting centers on the minimum block, so this is one issue that would have to be addressed via trade. Attaching the 2031 pick to Nurk or someone else can land the Suns the defensive big they need.