4 way too early free agency targets for the Phoenix Suns this summer

The Phoenix Suns are going to have to remake their roster on the fly again this summer, and these are some early candidates for the team to consider.

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1. Robert Covington

Finally a player who isn't a guard! Robert Covington is - on the surface at least - exactly the kind of player who they will end up signing this summer. At 33-years-old and having not played since December as a result of a knee injury, the current Philadelphia 76er is sure to want to move on and try and win a championship elsewhere.

The market for his services won't be massive, despite the player being a career 36.2 percent free-throw shooter from deep. Defensively he would be able to help the Suns as well, although you can't help but feel that Covington at this stage of his career is a player who sounds good in theory, but the results are different once he lands with your team.

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Ironically the Suns currently have another guy who fits that profile on their roster, in Thaddeus Young. He was thought of as a great pickup in the buyout market, and yet he has completely underwhelmed so far. It is unclear if head coach Frank Vogel even sees him as part of his postseason rotation (if the Suns get there), and the idea of some defending and shooting has not matched the reality.

Covington is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he's making close to $12 million in the final year of his current deal. His days of long-term contracts like the one that is finishing up are gone however, and the veteran's minimum is what he can expect on the open market. Which should make the Suns an interesting proposition, but one that will likely fail to live up to the billing.