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.
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1. Drew Eubanks

When we look back on the 2023-24 season for the Suns, there were two glaring holes in their roster that contributed to their demise. Not having a backup point guard - or possibly even a true starting level floor general on the roster - was certainly one of them. The other was the backup center position, which was occupied by Drew Eubanks.

For all of his effort - and he gave a lot to be sure - Eubanks just doesn't possess the talent or the hulking frame to do a good enough job for this team once Jusuf Nurkic has gone to the bench for resst. To his credit, there were a few regular season games when Eubanks did what was needed. He even took one to the mush off the court for the cause.

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Eubanks signed a two-year, $5 million minimum deal last year, with the second year a player option. Given he's not going to have a ton of suitors around the league, Eubanks is probably going to go ahead and pick that up. Even if that's the case, the Suns will still try and find a way to trade him as soon as they can.

If Eubanks were to walk away, the organization wouldn't be too concerned either. That would open up a roster spot and a tiny amount of cap sheet space to go back to the bargain basement, and try and see if they can come up with something better. Either way, it's the end of the road for Eubanks in The Valley.