3 Phoenix Suns who will get more minutes as the NBA Playoffs near

The NBA Playoffs are edging closer, and these three Phoenix Suns players look set to see their minutes increase as the games start to matter more.

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The 2024 NBA Playoffs is where the authentic contenders show up. For the Phoenix Suns, it's time for them to take the rest of the season seriously. The Suns are fifth in the Western Conference with a 34-24 record. They're safe from being in the Play-In zone, but it would be better for the team to improve their record and standing.

Phoenix recently snapped a two-game losing streak with a 123-113 win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Coming back from the All-Star break, the team suffered back-to-back losses against the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. In the past three games they've played since their return, a few players have stood out and will likely get more chances as the playoffs approach.

Eyes have set on the postseason, and the Suns have players outside the Big 3 who could see more time on the floor.

As the season approaches conclusion, fans can see a more dedicated lineup on the floor for each team. Other than the apparent stars, a few role players know their roles and can perform under pressure. It shows which players will get a chance to determine what kind of season the team will have.

Since the trade deadline, the Suns have shaken up their roster to prepare for the playoffs. Although the players they've recently acquired aren't "stars," they still hold valuable qualities the team can maximize.

Without much ado, here are three players who will likely get more minutes as Phoenix takes on the last stretch of games for the 2023-24 season.

3. Thaddeus Young 

The Suns acquired Thaddeus Young after he agreed on a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets following his trade. Young was an underrated signing by the front office as he's a well-experienced player in the league.

In his prime, he was a borderline All-Star big man who offered a significant amount on the table. While he isn't the same player anymore, the veteran big man has enough experience to help the team.

He joined Phoenix shortly before the season resumed. Young didn't play against the Mavs but debuted off the bench in the Suns-Rockets game. The former Georgia Tech big man will take his time learning Frank Vogel's system and needs more time on the court.

Defense will be his calling card, as he's known to be a good match against other frontcourt players. Additionally, his ability to knock down the occasional three-pointer and long-range twos will be valuable if the Suns want to opt for a small ball option.