Suns add Adonis Arms and Saben Lee to preseason roster


Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns made some roster adjustments on the back end, adding Adonis Arms (undrafted rookie) and Saben Lee (two years with the Detroit Pistons) on training camp deals. To even things out, Phoenix waived Frank Jackson, who was on the same type of training camp deal and had totaled fewer than 10 minutes across three preseason games; Jackson was a healthy scratch in the first. By my count, this leaves three players on training camp deals (Arms, Lee, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrrot), two players on two-way deals (Ish Wainright and Duane Washington Jr.), and 14 full roster spots taken (including Jae Crowder) leaving one available full roster spot open for the three training camp deal-guys to earn. Both newcomers have Phoenix backgrounds, with Arms moving from Milwaukee to Phoenix at age 12, playing his high school ball at Desert Vista High before starting his collegiate career at Mesa Community College (NAIA). He also made college stops at Northwest Nazarene University (D2) and Winthrop (D1) before playing an important role for a strong Texas Tech squad. He finished the 2022 NBA Draft cycle ranked 67th on my board, and as soon as the draft closed, I hoped the Suns would pick him up; they instead chose to abstain from the undrafted market at that time.