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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2. Josh Okogie

Josh Okogie finds himself in a tough spot with the recent new additions, because he feels like the known commodity and there is a new and shiny feel to the incoming rookies. In fact Okogie may have had the biggest fall from grace of any Suns player last season, going from actually starting on opening night (and playing well), to seeing 7.3 minutes of action in the playoffs.

There's no doubt Okogie on his day is a good defender, and that fact alone was enough for him to get minutes last season. Like this roster's version of Torrey Craig or Jae Crowder, although where the holes started to appear were in the fact Okogie only managed to shoot just over 30 percent from deep.

If he's not hitting enough of the countless open looks he is going to get - while also locking down an elite scorer on the other end - then Okogie is going to get fazed out here. Where it gets interesting is the fact Okogie - like Eubanks before him - has a player option on his contract for next season, and he has not picked that up yet.

If he sticks around in Phoenix, he'll likely get another chance to impress. After all - as nice as Dunn in particular looks on paper - being a solid defensive player consistently in the NBA is incredibly hard. But should Okogie walk away in favor of a new challenge, then the arrival of these rookies to take some of his minutes was most likely the reason why.