5 Suns whose positions are under threat after NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns picked up three young and hungry players around the NBA Draft, and these five players now have a fight on their hands to keep their roles.
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3. Bol Bol

This is weird one, because Bol Bol technically hasn't re-signed to come back to Phoenix next season. This despite finally appearing to find a home in what was his fifth season in the league. Everybody from Durant and assistant coach David Fizdale, to the Suns fans themselves loving Bol and cheering for every little thing he did on the court.

It was a minor miracle he carved out a role for himself under previous head coach Frank Vogel, and in theory the more offensive-minded coach Budenholzer should be able to find unique situations to put Bol in to show off all he can do. Hiding him on the defensive end is the issue, but hanging around the perimeter seemed to help some last season.

Bol is not a traditional big - really he should be thought of as a scorer with perhaps the most unique body in the league today - and yet the arrivals of Ighodaro and Bridges in particular hurt his path back onto this team. They're easily strong than Bol is, with better on-court awareness on both ends and are easier to plug into five-man rotations.

Neither is the varied scorer that Bol is - but in much the same way Allen suffers playing with three All-Star level offensive players - so too does the big man. It's hard to find minutes or perhaps even a roster spot for a big who is so bad defensively, whereas Ighodaro and Bridges can actually add something on that end of the court. It could seriously be curtains for Bol in The Valley.