3 players you didn't know landed on the Suns' G League roster

The Phoenix Suns are going to have a G League affiliate in the Valley Suns next season, and some recognizable faces have landed on their team.
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2. Jahlil Okafor

This is an addition that makes a ton of sense for the Suns. In fact of every player on their G League roster, center Jahlil Okafor has the clearest path to actually playing for the NBA roster. His time in the league wasn't smooth, but the build and ability of Okafor that we saw flashes of alone was worth taking a flyer on.

In his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers he finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting and put up a seriously impressive 17.5 points and seven rebounds in 53 games. Injury has always been a concern for Okafor, and because of that consistency has been a problem too. Still only 28-years-old, to have been out of the league since 2021 feels like a crime.

With news that backup center Drew Eubanks is entering free agency, the Suns need to find a big to back up Jusuf Nurkic. Is Okafor the answer? Not entirely, but if he fills in the blanks while the Suns tried to find a suitable solution, then that would make taking him in the expansion draft worth it.

Nurkic did remarkably well to stay healthy last season, but that isn't likely to be the case forever. So if Okafor can play some minutes - while getting reps down in the G League - when Nurkic or his backup are missing through injury, then this will be a massive success for the Suns. They'd only need 12 minutes a night from him.