With just a few weeks left, the Phoenix Suns will soon end their third consecutive season as a lottery team.
While the roster does contain some promising young building blocks for the future, the Suns will have a lot of work to do over the next few seasons, acquiring talent through trades, free agency and the draft.
Some players are clearly here to stay, but on a lottery team there will always be players that are expendable. This can occur for a variety of reasons.
The Suns need youth to rebuild, and while some veterans are always appreciated to teach the younger players and keep morale high, many have reached their ceiling and could be on the trade block.
At the same time, those with large, cumbersome contracts are never much of an asset to a rebuilding team, and of course, players who have simply failed to live up to expectations can expect to be gone at the soonest opportunity.
These players do not necessarily have to go. The Suns could probably rebuild even with some of them on the roster.
However, they add little to the team and can easily be replaced with better options in the future.
It's not that they have been awful, but just that they have little to give a losing team. In any case, nobody on this list is essential to the rebuilding process in Phoenix.