Suns Continue Search For Short-Term PG Solution

The Suns remain in the market for a short-term solution at their point guard position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that the team has been eyeing potential trade targets, free agents, and candidates for call-ups from the G League.

Darius Morris is among the players to receive interest from the Suns, with Wojnarowski reporting that the former Lakers point guard visited Phoenix early this week. Morris, who appeared in 132 total games for the Lakers, Sixers, Clippers, Grizzlies, and Nets from 2011-15, hasn’t appeared in an NBA regular season game in more than three years, though he was in camp with the Pelicans in the fall.

Morris is currently playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s G League affiliate, where he has put up 19.5 PPG and 6.7 APG with a .412/.355/.683 shooting line in 11 games so far this season.

The Suns have tried a handful of different players at the point in 2018/19. Isaiah Canaan earned most of the minutes there in the early going before being waived last Wednesday. Rookies Elie Okobo and De’Anthony Melton have each seen some action at the point, but may not be ready for major roles yet. Recently, Phoenix handed the play-making reins to Devin Booker, but a hamstring injury is currently keeping the team’s star guard on the shelf.

After releasing Canaan, the Suns have two open spots on their 15-man roster and have until next Wednesday to fill at least one of them, as we explained yesterday. It remains unclear which player will become the club’s 14th man, but it seems safe to assume it’ll probably be a point guard.

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14 thoughts on “Suns Continue Search For Short-Term PG Solution

  1. ac106

    Rozier and a swap of 2019 first round picks (Top 1 protected) otherwise swap of 2020 unprotected.

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    • NOPelicanFangirl696969

      Suns pick is gonna end up top 3 if im phoenix id rather go for barret zion/whoever falls into next slot

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      • Tramore

        Plus the Celtics are projected to have 4 first rounders this year, so it would appeal more to both for it to be a 20 swap.

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      • Tramore

        Plus the Celtics are probably gonna get 4 first rounders this year, so it’s probably gonna have to be a 20 swap

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  2. Richard Hangslow

    Why would the Suns be looking for any type of “solution”? Just let this season melt away and address it in the off season.

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    • drgme

      You know they changed the drafting odds for the worst 3 teams in the league right?Rather than it being guaranteed now The new system will level the odds at the top of the NBA Draft Lottery so that the teams with the three worst regular-season records will each have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery. In the current structure, the top seed has 25 percent of the lottery odds, the second seed has 19.9 percent and the third seed has 15.6 percent.

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      • Z-A

        Top 3 players arent PGs. Ja Morant is the only 1st round talent in the 2019 draft. This draft is loaded with 2/3 tweeters and 5s. And the Suns have Warren and Bridges already.

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    • andremets

      Trey Burke for a future 2nd rounder, no protection.

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  3. A short-term solution at PG for a team that’s tanking. Looks like they have it in place.

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  4. stevep-4

    No man the Bulls will hold out for at least a protected bag of chips.

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