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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2. Nassir Little

Nassir Little is an obvious candidate here, and it is highly likely he has played his last game for the Suns. From an on the court perspective, Little didn't make coach Vogel's playoff rotation. His only real playoff run came in the Game 4 loss to the Timberwolves, when the Suns were throwing anything they could at the wall to see if it would stick. It did not.

That in itself is reason for Little to leave, but he also possesses the best contract the Suns have on their books right now that they can move. Little has three years remaining on his current deal, and the most it will ever pay him in one season is $7.7 million, which will be in 2026-27. Little is still only 24-years-old, and it is easy for several teams to talk themselves into the player's upside.

The asking price isn't going to be that much - and the new CBA and how far the Suns are over the second apron - is going to dictate the market some here as well. The organization can't just flip him for picks, although they probably wouldn't have even gotten a late first rounder back for him anyway, and instead would have to take money of equal value on.

So it will be about finding a veteran player who could in theory make their postseason rotation, because the idea of adding a more unproven player like Little or Bol isn't going to work. It is a sad state of affairs when Little represents your best chance to actually make a deal, but that's where the Suns are at right now.