Phoenix Suns Roster 2021 Phoenix Suns Roster

40-16, 1st in West Pacific

Phoenix is one of the hot teams of the year after trading for Chris Paul and turning this roster into a very good one. Both Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton continue to make strides each season, and Mikal Bridges will jump into a full-time starting role this year. The rest of the roster has some upside as Jae Crowder is a good veteran presence, but Cameron Johnson and Dario Saric are going to need to contribute off the bench. This roster has a chance to make a playoff push, and another move might be on the way.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Chris Paul
Chris Paul C. Paul
#9 PG 1 6' 1" 175 35 5/6/85 16th season Wake Forest
PG Cameron Payne
Cameron Payne C. Payne
#56 PG 3 6' 1" 183 26 8/8/94 6th season Murray State
PG Jevon Carter
Jevon Carter J. Carter
#82 PG 4 6' 1" 200 25 9/14/95 3rd season West Virginia
PG Ty-Shon Alexander
Ty-Shon Alexander T. Alexander
#125 PG 6' 4" 195 22 7/16/98 Rookie Creighton
SG Devin Booker
Devin Booker D. Booker
#4 SG 1 6' 5" 206 24 10/30/96 6th season Kentucky
SG E'Twaun Moore
E'Twaun Moore E. Moore
#64 SG 3 6' 3" 191 31 2/25/89 10th season Purdue
SG Langston Galloway
Langston Galloway L. Galloway
#44 SG 4 6' 1" 200 29 12/9/91 7th season Saint Joseph's
SG Torrey Craig
Torrey Craig T. Craig
#49 SG 4 6' 7" 221 30 12/19/90 3rd season USC Upstate
SF Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges M. Bridges
#24 SF 1 6' 6" 209 24 8/30/96 3rd season Villanova
SF Abdel Nader
Abdel Nader A. Nader
#77 SF 4 6' 5" 225 27 9/25/93 4th season Iowa State
PF Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder J. Crowder
#22 PF 1 6' 6" 235 30 7/6/90 9th season Marquette
PF Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson C. Johnson
#64 PF 3 6' 8" 210 24 3/3/96 2nd season North Carolina
PF Dario Saric
Dario Saric D. Saric
#65 PF 3 6' 10" 225 26 4/8/94 5th season
PF Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky F. Kaminsky
#68 PF 3 7' 0" 240 27 4/4/93 6th season Wisconsin
PF Jalen Smith
Jalen Smith J. Smith
#80 PF 4 6' 10" 215 20 3/16/00 Rookie Maryland
C Deandre Ayton
Deandre Ayton D. Ayton
#6 C 1 6' 11" 250 22 7/23/98 3rd season Arizona

2021 Phoenix Suns Roster Top Questions

What do the signings of Frank Kaminsky and Ricky Rubio mean for the Suns?

The Hornets and power forward Frank Kaminsky failed to reach an agreement when his contract expired paving the way for the Suns to pick him up for a 2 year $10 million deal. Kaminsky wasn't a regular starter for the Hornets, so there's no reason to believe he will be for the Suns. What he does provide, though, is veteran experience in the front court. He joins Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson at the power forward position for the Suns. Rubio provides more veteran leadership for the Suns, only in the backcourt. His years of experience in the league will make for him filling a leadership role immediately. On top of this, he has something the Suns are yearning for: playoff experience.

What can we expect from draft pick Cameron Johnson?

Although technically drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cameron Johnson finds himself in a Suns uniform due to a trade. Coming out of the University of North Carolina, he was one of the top seniors in the draft. He has good size for a wing at 6'8.5" with an average wingspan of 6'10". He's lean at 205 lbs, which is good for his sheer athletic ability but could pose problems being physical against other bigs in the league. It's noted by analysts that Johnson could definitely use some improvement on the boards, but he does move his feet well on defense. If he's able to beef up in the next year or so, I don't see why he would have any problem increasing his physicality. It's worth noting that his three-point-percentage was the 6th highest in University of North Carolina history at 41.1, so he'll be able to attack from all points of the floor.

Will the Suns be better this year than they were in the 2018/19 campaign?

In short, yes. While many of the moves the Suns made in the offseason seemed confusing at first, they're seeming to piece together a semblance of a productive roster now. It's easy to look at the Suns' offseason and call it a bust when comparing it to that of, say, the Lakers, but we need to remember the Suns are a small-market team that doesn't have the same allure that LA possess. Rubio at PG is a definitive upgrade, and there's no question that he's only going to make Booker a better, more productive player. Will the Suns make the playoffs this year? No, probably not, but they'll put up a much better record than last year and leave their fans with something to be hopeful for, at the very least.