The Suns Continue To Fill Out The Roster

Kevin Durant #35 and Devin Booker #1 of the <a href='' >Phoenix Suns</a> talk during the second half of Game Two of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs against the LA Clippers at Footprint Center on April 18, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Clippers 123-109.” class=”size-full wp-image-195551″ decoding=”async” height=”683″ sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” src=”” srcset=” 1024w,×200.jpg 300w,×512.jpg 768w,×100.jpg 150w” width=”1024″/><figcaption class=(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Few teams have been as active as the star-studdedPhoenix Sunsover the last six months, with new owner Mat Ishbia clearly intent on making this team a perennial title contender in the post-Robert Sarver era.

With the Suns now having superstars Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal leading the way, the Suns may have one of the most talented starting lineups in the league but have sacrificed cap space and flexibility as a result.

As the result of the team loading up with three high-priced players, the Suns have to figure out a way to round out what they hope will be a championship roster and may have taken a step forward on Wednesday.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Phoenix has exercised the team option on Ish Wainwright, worth $1.9 million.

As Charania points out, the Suns only have six players currently under contract, which means the team has a lot more work to do in order to get this roster to where it needs to be to start the 2023-24 NBA season.

The rest of the team will likely be filled out with veteran minimum contracts, and that will probably be a challenging proposition, as they have to convince players to take less this summer, using the prospect of contending for a title being the most significant selling point.

Although this isn t an impossible task, it does shed some doubt on whether this team can indeed contend with the best of the best in the league next season without the depth needed to do so.

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