Option 1: Derrick Favors
Let’s start with what I believe to be the easiest option for the Suns to look towards.
Favors has been a consistent contributor throughout his entire career.
As a 6’10, 265 pound forward, Favors has the size and length the Suns will crave.
The Suns even expressed previous interest in him the last time he was a free agent.
Favors has had time to learn from some of the most consistent big men in the league. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap show clear influences on his development. And, if record goes to show in regards to those two players. Derrick Favors will be efficient well into another high paying 4 year contract.
This might be his last big payday he receives, but would be a viable stopgap at power forward, especially if we continue to compete for the next few years.
He is extremely efficient around the basket (72% within five feet) and clearly chooses his shots wisely.
This is promising, because he might soon be sharing the ball with some other scorers in Booker and Ayton who could learn from this efficiency.