30. Isaiah Canaan — Phoenix Suns
The Suns chose to not address their gaping hole at point guard over the off-season. While the team did spend an early second-round pick on French guard Elie Okobo, the 21-year-old is a ways away from being a major contributor at the NBA level. Canaan is a fringe player that only saw extended minutes in the league while playing for the 76ers during ‘The process’ era. The primary reason Phoenix has decided to start Canaan is for defensive purposes — as the Suns lead playmaker Devin Booker is unfit to defend opposing point guards.
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29. D.J. Augustin — Orlando Magic
For years, the Magic have failed to find any sort of stability at their lead guard spot. While Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon provide ample playmaking abilities, the Magic don’t have a guard able to break down defenses and distribute at a high-level. Augustin is a fine player, but has clear physical limitations. His shooting and decision-making make him a better fit for leading a bench mob instead of facing off against opposing starters.
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