Who could the Suns add to the roster that would help?

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The Suns could use more size on the roster so I'm primarily looking for depth at the 4/5. It could be a waived player, free agent, G-League player or even a trade. Feel free to name any player that might work.

The Suns do have a two-way roster spot available without waiving anyone. Also they have the Bi-Annual Exception which would allow the Suns to pay a player around $4 million. Also they could add a player for the minimum salary if they waived someone.

I found this list of free agent players some of which may still be available.

https://hoopshype.com/lists/nba-free-agent-rankings-top-players-available-right-now/

Any thoughts?
 
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Here is a quote from Monty that addresses the Suns need for size not that they won't look internally instead of externally.

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As a side note, I think Frank and Dario are fine at 4 as long as Ayton is in the game. I think they get into trouble when the only long, athletic big they have goes out. We saw this time and time again last year, even when they had Baines- there is just no length or athleticism with Ayton out. I actually really like Dario and Frank, but they have to have someone with some length and athleticism next to them in big lineups.
 
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Noah Vonleh is already out of the league? I'd give him a look. Ilysova would be another interesting option.

I like both suggestions. It's too bad veterans cannot be added on a two-way contract.

In regard to trades, I'm not sure who would be in demand that's expendable.
 

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I like some of the centers it lists like Dedmon, Mahinmi, Amir Johnson, and Thon Maker. All would need real NBA deals though since they've been around too long for two way contracts.

I think Jonathon Motley could be signed to a two way deal but I'm not positive. He was with the team for camp and preseason. He looked decent in limited time and there is some familiarity there.
 
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I like some of the centers it lists like Dedmon, Mahinmi, Amir Johnson, and Thon Maker. All would need real NBA deals though since they've been around too long for two way contracts.

I think Jonathon Motley could be signed to a two way deal but I'm not positive. He was with the team for camp and preseason. He looked decent in limited time and there is some familiarity there.

Jonathan Motley's G-League stats are off the charts but his game didn't seem to translate to the NBA. I'm guessing Henry Ellenson wouldn't qualify for a two-way contract either.

I thought the NBA was working on a resolution to this issue where NBA veterans wouldn't be left out on teams wanting to add them on shorter or temporary prove-it contracts.

https://stats.gleague.nba.com/
 

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One more big banger.

If we keep playing well, maybe we’re a team in the running for a buyout guy down the road for the playoff stretch?
 

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Back up defensive-minded center and a better option at back up PG.
 
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It's hard to see who the Suns would waive to add another player. It would likely have to be a trade.

I'm hoping the Suns are still looking to fill that second two-way roster spot.
 

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