One NBA insider believes the Suns would be the perfect landing spot for former Warriors big man JaMychal Green.
Phoenix recruited pretty damn well in the offseason, so why should they add anyone else?
Adding more bench depth could be key to making a deep playoffs run and Green is someone who definitely provides that, according to B/R’s Zach Buckley.
“Even with a seemingly random off year in 2021-22, JaMychal Green has hit 37.4 percent of his three-point attempts over the last five seasons. Take out the Denver Nuggets campaign, and that mark climbs to 39.3,” Buckley says.
“That’s an excellent mark for someone who can play either the 4 or as a small-ball 5, and his ability to drag opposing bigs away from the rim could come in handy for a Phoenix Suns team loaded with one-on-one scoring.”
With rumors of Deandre Ayton being traded still floating around, it certainly wouldn’t hurt Phoenix to add some fire power to their backup offense in form of a nine-year veteran.
He can space the floor well and shoot better than most big men, which is why Buckley believes the Suns’ new big three of Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal would benefit from a Green signing.
“Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal could all benefit from facing up against an open paint, which is what Green’s shooting could provide,” Buckley explained.
“The 33-year-old wouldn’t take a ton of minutes from Deandre Ayton and would probably be behind Drew Eubanks on the depth chart too, but he brings an element neither of those bigger centers do.”
Green was impressive for Golden State last year and made a big impact off the bench in key games, especially during the postseason.
In the one game where he did start, he proved his worth.
It was in Game 2 against the Lakers and he scored 15 points, one rebound and two assists while shooting 6-9 from the field and 3-6 from the three-point range.
He did all of this tidy work in 13 minutes of playing time.
Green is definitely one of the best big men still left on the market, and the Warriors don’t seem to want to the big man back as they have their sights set on Dwight Howard.