3 expectations for David Roddy and Royce O'Neale with the Suns

The Phoenix Suns added two players in David Roddy and Royce O'Neale at the trade deadline, and they've got some expectations for the new additions.

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3. Space the floor on offense

Both Roddy and O'Neale are reliable shooters from beyond the arc. Comparing the two, the former Brooklyn Nets forward is a more confident outside threat. His offense is similar to that of former Suns forward PJ Tucker. Although he can create shots, he's a helpful offensive player when waiting for the ball behind the arc.

In his two seasons with the Nets, the 6-foot-6 forward shot 38% from beyond the arc. This season, he went almost 40% from the three for Brooklyn during the first 49 games. While he played for the Utah Jazz for five seasons, O'Neale was a lethal threat from the arc as he also shot 38%.

His consistency from beyond the arc could improve with the Suns, as they have three ball-dominant All-Stars in Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal.

As for Roddy, his willingness to improve from the three has been noticeable. In his first season with the Memphis Grizzlies, the 6-foot-4 forward only shot 30% from deep. There is hope, however, that with the help of playing alongside the Big 3, he can be a reliable shooter from the outside. He is willing to be a better shooter from the three. He isn't afraid to attempt shots, which is a positive sign, but it also has its disadvantages.