The bus stops here for former Phoenix Suns guard Ty-Shon Alexander. Alexander, who is gearing up for his second season in the NBA, was waived by the Suns on Thursday afternoon.
Official: #Suns waive Ty-Shon Alexander.— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) August 27, 2021
Signed a two-way deal last season after going undrafted out of Creighton.
Played in #NBASummerLeague. #NBA75 begins training camp Sept. 28. pic.twitter.com/yJPwbuYKAB
Ty-Shon joined the Suns last season as an undrafted free agent after spending three seasons at Creighton. He led the Bluejays in scoring his junior year en route to the #7 ranking in the nation. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Creighton and Alexander did not have an opportunity to showcase their abilities in the 2019 NCAA Tournament as it was cancelled.
Alexander came to Phoenix on a two-way contract and played in 15 games during the 2020-21 NBA season. He primarily performed in garbage time, scoring a total of 9 points in 47 minutes played with the Western Conference Champions.
The Vegas Summer League was an opportunity for Ty-Shan to grow as well as display the skills he acquired being around Chris Paul and Cameron Payne the previous season. Outside of Jalen Smith, Alexander looked to be the best member of the Summer Suns as he averaged 11.2 points in his 5 games. His shooting was a challenge, however, as he posted 33.9/26.1/80 splits.
The departure of Alexander leaves the Suns with two open two-way contract spots. James Jones has yet to fill the final open roster spot as well.
Best of luck to Ty-Shon as he will continue his NBA journey elsewhere.