7 Suns who definitely won't be back next season

Now that the Phoenix Suns' season has come to an end, you can be sure these four players won't be returning to The Valley.
Minnesota Timberwolves v Phoenix Suns - Game Three
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5. David Roddy

The case of David Roddy with the Suns is a curious one, and it seems likely he's played his last game for the franchise. Not that he appeared much anyway after coming over from the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline. He played 17 games total, managing a barely even there 3.7 minutes per contest.

Perhaps the best way to sum up Roddy's non-starter of a time in Phoenix was the Game 1 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the playoffs. With the game lost, coach Vogel turned his bench loose for some garbage time minutes. He used 13 players in all, with the aforementioned Young and Thomas getting four minutes of action. Roddy was the only DNP.

It is clear coach Vogel does not trust him, and where it gets interesting is with the fact Roddy is still under contract for the next two seasons. The franchise have already exercised his deal for next season, and have the option to do so again the year after that. Only it looks like the Suns could be doing this in order to trade him down the road.

The new CBA - and the fact the Suns have blown by every apron put into it - means they can't cobble together salaries in order to move players. So they would have to take another player back in any deal, but if they don't mind adding a player that a rival is desparate to get rid of, they may get a second round pick as part of the deal as well. That's about the best case scenario here.