Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic (blog) reports:

Gani Lawal

If there was one last Suns player leaving the building to turn out the lights and lock the door before the lockout hit, it probably would have been Gani Lawal.

Lawal has been the most frequent Suns resident at US Airways Center since the season ended in mid-April. The 2010 second-round pick will complete the final month of his knee rehabilitation elsewhere in the Valley now that the lockout prohibits players from receiving treatment from team personnel.

The Suns might have bigger hopes for this year’s power forward draft pick, Markieff Morris, but Lawal has big plans for himself with the team.

“I think I’ll really be able to help us next year,” Lawal said after one of his weekday workouts. “I really do believe that in my heart. I’m looking forward to getting out there.”