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Phoenix Suns NBA 2022-23 Roster

The Phoenix Suns enter the 2022-23 NBA season with one goal in mind: redemption. The Suns won a stellar 64 games last season. Check out the Phoenix Suns NBA 2022-23 Roster.

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Last updated: 09.10.2022
Phoenix Suns NBA 2022-23 Roster

The Phoenix Suns enter the 2022-23 NBA season with one goal in mind: redemption.

The Suns won a stellar 64 games last season and entered the playoffs as heavy favorites to win their first championship. They then flamed out and lost their second-round series against the Dallas Mavericks in humiliating fashion.

Despite the disappointing postseason, Phoenix is keeping its roster mostly intact.



Check out the Phoenix Suns NBA 2022-23 Roster

 

No.

Player

Pos

Ht

Wt

Birth Date

Exp

College


Landry Shamet

SG

6-4

190

March 13, 1997

4

Wichita State


Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot

SF

6-7

220

May 9, 1995

6



Frank Jackson

PG

6-3

205

May 4, 1998

4

Duke


Ish Wainright  (TW)

SF

6-6

250

September 12, 1994

1

Baylor


Duane Washington Jr.  (TW)

SG

6-3

210

March 24, 2000

1

Ohio State


Deandre Ayton

C

6-11

250

July 23, 1998

4

Arizona


Bismack Biyombo

C

6-8

255

August 28, 1992

11



Josh Okogie

SG

6-4

213

September 1, 1998

4

Georgia Tech


Damion Lee

SG

6-5

210

October 21, 1992

5

Drexel, Louisville


Devin Booker

SG

6-5

206

October 30, 1996

7

Kentucky


Mikal Bridges

SF

6-6

209

August 30, 1996

4

Villanova


Jock Landale

C

6-11

256

October 25, 1995

1

Saint Mary's


Torrey Craig

SF

6-7

221

December 19, 1990

5

USC Upstate


Cameron Payne

PG

6-1

183

August 8, 1994

7

Murray State


Chris Paul

PG

6-0

175

May 6, 1985

17

Wake Forest


Dario Šarić

PF

6-10

225

April 8, 1994

5



Jae Crowder

SF

6-6

235

July 6, 1990

10

Marquette


Cameron Johnson

PF

6-8

210

March 3, 1996

3

Pitt, UNC

 

 

 

The Suns locked up franchise star Devin Booker to a four-year, $224 million  extension. They also matched Deandre Ayton’s four-year, $133 million offer sheet from Indiana to keep him in Phoenix after many trade rumors. The Suns matching Ayton’s offer sheet likely takes them out of the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. Durant named Phoenix as one of his top trade destinations when he requested a trade out of Brooklyn. However, the Suns are unable to trade Ayton, who could have been the centerpiece of a trade package, until January 15.

 

Phoenix only lost some depth pieces from last season’s squad such as JaVale McGee. The Suns also haven’t added any major pieces, indicating they are content to run it back. While they may be happy to do so, there are still some moves they should make to maximize their title chances. 

Phoenix selected Cameron Johnson with the 11th overall pick in 2019, and he’s been a key part of the team since. The former North Carolina wing enjoyed his best season in 2021-22, averaging 12.5 points per game primarily coming off the bench. He also shot well, hitting 46% from the field and 42.5% from three-point range.

 

Johnson is entering the last year on his rookie deal, making under $6 million in 2022-23. He is eligible to sign a rookie extension this offseason, and Phoenix should do everything to lock him up.

The contracts of Jae Crowder and Dario Saric expiring after next season could provide some relief. But Phoenix is still well above the cap even with those two coming off the books.

Extending Johnson will be a tough task for the Suns, but they need to do it to ensure the team’s future.

Acquiring Durant would be the ideal scenario, but that looks more and more unlikely with each move. With Durant likely off the table, the Suns should look to other trade targets to add some more offense.

 

 

Gerald Bourguet of PHNX Sports proposed the Suns go after Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes. The 30-year-old averaged 16.4 points per game last season with the Kings. He primarily plays as a small forward, but could fit as a power forward in Phoenix’s smaller lineup.

Another option could be Washington’s Kyle Kuzma, as suggested by Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson. The 26-year-old bounced back in his first season with the Wizards, averaging 17.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He also makes just $13 million next season, with a player option for the following season. 

 

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