Allowed 15 players on their regular-season roster and having just 13 with guaranteed salaries, the Suns aren’t stopping at Terrico White.
The Suns have training-camp agreements with shooting guard Terrico White and small forward Kyle Casey
Casey built momentum for the 2013 NBA draft entering his senior year at Harvard. But he and teammate Brandyn Curry became the faces of a cheating scandal that involved 125 students. Casey withdrew from school to avoid a suspension wiping out his final season of eligibility. He spent part of his year away working for a non-profit and then returned to the team for 2013-14. But he had a down season and went undrafted. He played overseas last season.
A 6-foot-8 forward with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Casey has potential as a defender. Maybe his off-court issues just causes him to fall through the cracks.
He and White will have a chance to earn the two vacant roster spots.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Suns sign more players for training camp, though. Plus, a Markieff Morris trade could change Phoenix’s roster breakdown.
Both Casey and White are eligible to be waived and have their D-League rights assigned to the Suns’ affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam. It’d hardly be surprising if that’s the outcome.
For now, though, Casey and White are the 14th and 15th players on a team that can keep 15 players into the regular season.