Suns Have Tried To Trade For Point Guard

With Brandon Knight headed to Houston in a four-player trade, the Suns‘ point guard depth chart looks thinner than ever. According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 (Twitter link), Phoenix has made an effort to address the position by attempting to trade for a starting point guard, but hasn’t had any luck so far.

Gambadoro names Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, and Terry Rozier as a few of the point guards the Suns have been targeting, though he doesn’t provide much more details beyond that. Even if the Suns made inquiries on those players, I can’t imagine their conversation with the Trail Blazers for Lillard, for instance, went very far.

The Hornets and Celtics may have been a little more receptive to discussions involving their point guards, who are entering contract years, but it would certainly still take a substantial offer to pry Walker away from Charlotte or to get Rozier out of Boston.

While Gambadoro suggests that the Suns “will have to make a trade,” he notes that the Bucks’ first-round pick owed to Phoenix isn’t particularly valuable as a trade chip, given its protections. The Suns could put some combination of their own first-rounders or young prospects on the table in a trade offer, but it’s not clear how aggressive the team is willing to be in the short term — it’s possible the club will see what it can get out of its current point guards to start the season, perhaps revisiting the trade market closer to the deadline.

With Knight no longer in the mix, the Suns’ point guard group includes Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan, who are both on non-guaranteed contracts, and rookies De’Anthony Melton and Elie Okobo. Canaan has the most NBA experience of the bunch, but he’s coming off a major leg injury. Melton and Okobo, of course, have yet to make their respective NBA debuts, while Harrison has appeared in just 23 regular season contests.

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24 thoughts on “Suns Have Tried To Trade For Point Guard

    • jacobsigel1025

      We do have Smart off the bench to run the point and with the offensive production that Hayward will bring it makes Rozier expendable. If we can somehow squeeze a first rounder for Rozier and capitalize off of last year that would be excellent

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      • thrillamilla32

        Don’t touch Scary Terry!

        Our bench is so deep. Don’t screw it up Danny!

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  1. They will need to trade Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, or Josh Jackson. Jackson would get them a quality starter.

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    • SuperSinker

      Lol why do they need to trade any of those guys. The offence will run through Booker largely, just find a responsible PG who can guard a little

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      • They have Trevor Ariza now too. No other team in the NBA has 4 small forwards. LOL!

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        • Off-season isn’t over yet. They could still acquire another.

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          • I was thinking since the Bucks drafted Donte DiVincenzo, the Suns might have better luck now trying to get Malcom Brogdon with Brogdon and Bledsoe having expiring contracts. Delevadova might not even be in the rotation.

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            • Don’t think the Suns would trade Booker, Ayton, or Jackson. Nobody would want Chandler, Arthur, Bender, Ariza, Canaan, or Harrison. Unless they move a small forward, Bridges wouldn’t see much playing time. I think T.J. warren is the most expendable player they have, but he can’t shoot 3’s. The Suns need to do something because there won’t be any draftable point guards next season. The Cavs showed they were better with Kyrie than without him. Booker still needs help.

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  2. thrillamilla32

    Don’t trade Scary Terry! Our bench is going to be fantastic this year with Irving and Hayward back.

    I could definitely see Kemba in orange though. He would push Pheonix into the playoffs for sure.

    I doubt Denver and Portland will get in if that happens. Maybe even New Orleans gets blocked from playoffs too. That would drive the Brow straight to Boston!

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  3. Jeff Teague for TJ Warren

    It would take some creativity to make the salaries work, but it could be beneficial for both teams.

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  4. paladin

    Here comes the Lonzo & Lavar show. Throw in a Deng contract in a another ”Take our junk deal” for a draft pick or two with added junk to make salary fit. …..Voila!

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  5. Dionis

    Trade for Frank Ntilikina since Knicks fans don’t value him. Watch him develop into a star there.

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    • Why would they give all that up for a potential one year rental? I wouldn’t even give that up if he was signed for 4 years.

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      • Noel1982

        They shouldn’t anymore then the. Blazers shouldn’t trade dame for a deal that is lead by tj warren! That idea sucks for blazers

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  6. Flip Anderson to the cavs fo Hill and another crap contract.

    Or snag Lowry for Bender and a few 2nds

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    • Don’t think the Raptors will be making any crazy moves with Leonard onboard for the year. Moving Lowry for Bender and a few 2nds would all but ensure Leonard’s departure.

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  7. kyleallen

    The Pacers have Collison, Evans, Aaron Holiday and Cory Joseph, maybe the Suns could target Collison or Joseph. Troy Daniels for Cory Joseph, I know Joseph isn’t a great PG but he has always been a great backup and can definitely run a team. Suns improve their PG depth and the Pacers add some more shooting

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  8. Not sure phoenix needs to make a trade with Booker in the team. But what’s sure is they cannot give away any of their assets, like Jackson or Bridges or first rounders for a PG that is well established/veteran. Maybe for a young one like Ball then yes you could give Warren, Bridges & Jackson but then, Why would the Lakers that are overloaded with wings want them anyway? I really think they should have kept Peyton, it was cheap enough & not that bad really.

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  9. paladin

    Seriously, I bet Rob P is on the phone trying to work a deal to trade Lonzo to the Suns. Suns have a protected first rounder from the Bucks and that would be enough to get Zo to the Suns. If they have Burger King in Phoenix, I think Zo would be cool, Daddykins might have a cow but when you’re a Big Baller you can deal.

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    • We might be laughing, but Magic has a pretty good idea that Zo and LeBron might not be a good combination. You might be right.

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