6 Post trade deadline buyout targets for the Suns to monitor

The Suns should try to sign these buyout targets.

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3. Cedi Osman

Osman is on a $6.7 million expiring contract in San Antonio. The Spurs did not trade him at the deadline, and head coach Gregg Popovich has praised the veteran this season. They are rebuilding but could see the 28-year-old as a future role player. If he wants out, the 6’7 forward would certainly help a contender.

Osman played 18.6 minutes per game for the Cavaliers in the 2023 playoffs. He is locking down a similar role in San Antonio this season and averaging 7.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Over the last two years combined, Osman has shot 46.0 percent from the field and 37.3 percent on his 3-point tries. He was an above-league-average player by win shares per 48 last season and had a 0.5 value over replacement player.

His stats will never jump off the screen, and Osman does not have the quickness to stay in front of the fastest guards. Still, it is not easy to find a 6’7 wing capable of shooting over 35 percent from 3-point range with a high basketball IQ.

The Phoenix Suns cannot expect too much. They have Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal to carry their offense. Osman just needs to provide quality minutes and sink open shots. The 28-year-old is in his prime and capable if he decides to join a contender.