7 Suns players who will thrive playing under Mike Budenholzer

The Phoenix Suns have a new head coach in Mike Budenholzer, and these seven players are going to thrive playing for him next season.
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3. Damion Lee

When Damion Lee takes to the court for the Suns next season, he is going to feel like a new signing. He missed all of the 2023-24 campaign with a meniscus tear that required surgery, but prior to that had played in 74 games and averaged just over 20 minutes per night for the organization.

In two of his previous six seasons in the league, Lee was able to put up over 10 points per night. That might not seem like much - but when you consider Bol would be doing extremely well to get to even that number - the importance of Lee to this group is really seen. He's another player who can take up minutes in the back court for this group.

He's probably not going to handle the ball a whole lot, but he's still definitely going to get an opportunity to contribute. The reason for this? You can be sure Beal will miss more time next season with injuries, it is just a sad reality moving forward with him on the team. Every time that he does, Lee should hopefully be on hand to step in and add some minutes and scoring.

Also forgotten by most is that he has shot a shade under 38 percent from deep throughout his career, and in 2022-23 was at a fantastic 44.5 percent. Even if he never reaches that career high again, it is clear he can be an additional threat from deep. Lee has never played next to Durant before either, which will surely give him even more room to operate.