Suns Claim Frank Kaminsky Off Waivers

The Suns have reunited with veteran forward/center Frank Kaminsky, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that Phoenix claimed Kaminsky off waivers.

Kaminsky, 27, averaged 9.7 PPG and 4.5 RPG on .450/.331/.678 shooting in 39 games (19.9 MPG) for Phoenix in 2019/20. A patella stress fracture shortened his season, however, and he played a very limited role during the Suns’ 8-0 run in the bubble at Walt Disney World. The team declined his $5MM option for 2020/21 last month.

After being let go by the Suns, Kaminsky signed a non-guaranteed minimum-salary contract with the Kings, but was beaten out by Glenn Robinson III for the 15th spot on Sacramento’s roster and was cut on Saturday.

As a result of tonight’s waiver claim, Kaminsky is back in Phoenix on a much more team-friendly deal than the $5MM option the Suns turned down in November. Because the club had an open roster spot, no corresponding roster move was required to claim Kaminsky.

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20 thoughts on “Suns Claim Frank Kaminsky Off Waivers

  1. Sillivan

    Wolves need Kaminsky
    He is as good as Juan and Layman
    Towns plays 32 minutes
    Kaminsky can play 16 minutes

  2. PapiElf

    Frank Kaminsky’s face looks exactly like Jose Jalapeño On A Stick (look it up)

  3. formerlyz

    Gives them a veteran that can space the floor, and should give them more time to develop Jalen Smith

  4. Jeff Zanghi

    Wow that would up working out for the Suns haha… they basically get him back for free at half the cost as if they had kept him on his original contract. In general I’m kind of surprised that all he could get was a non-guaranteed contract – and then was subsequently waived given that he’s essentially averaged 10 PPG in 20 or so MPG since his rookie season. As far as big men go — those are solid enough numbers that I would’ve thought someone would ha signed him for at least a Veterans minimum contract this past off-season. But I guess after coming off the injury and seeing his role diminished in the bubble his stock isn’t exactly all that high. He could very well wind up re-establishing himself though if healthy and if so… I’d imagine next off-season he’d probably be able to land a guaranteed contract if the Suns dont end up extending him before then.

  5. Luckylefty2

    This is the reason why I question if Danny ainge is actually a good GM. He was willing to give Charlotte 4 first rounders for this guy(a poor mans Kelly olynyk) lol

    • thekayz

      He was willing to give CHA 4 first rounders to move up to their spot, but it wasn’t for Kaminsky – it was for Winslow.

  6. KnickerbockerAl

    Good move they needed another big. CP3 should help Kaminsky s gm. Good deal for Suns too

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