When the Suns engaged in trade talks for Kevin Durant this offseason, they made it clear that Cameron Johnson was off limits, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.
While it’s hard to believe that the inclusion of Johnson would’ve been a deal-breaker for the Suns if they had a realistic shot to land Durant, Fischer’s report suggests the team is high on the fourth-year wing and is hoping to lock him up long-term.
According to Fischer, “early indications” suggested that Phoenix would like to sign Johnson to an extension in the range of $72MM over four years. Whether that’s enough to get anything done with the young sharpshooter remains to be seen.
Fischer’s first roundup of NBA rumors for Yahoo Sports focuses primarily on the Suns and Jae Crowder, as we detailed earlier today. But there are a few more odds and ends within the article about other teams and players. Here are some of the highlights:
- According to Fischer, the Wizards were one of the teams with legitimate interest in signing Victor Oladipo in free agency this past summer. Fischer writes that Oladipo turned down a “potential starting opportunity” in D.C. in order to remain with the Heat.
- The Suns have had discussions about the possibility of acquiring Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr., who has also drawn interest from the Trail Blazers and Heat, Fischer reports. Martin reportedly spoke to Rockets management this offseason about the idea of being dealt.
- Interestingly, Fischer cites sources who say there doesn’t seem to be a contract extension coming for Celtics forward Grant Williams. The team still has five more days to work out a potential deal with Williams before this year’s rookie scale extension deadline of October 17. If Williams doesn’t sign a new contract by then, he’ll become a restricted free agent next summer.
5 thoughts on “Fischer’s Latest: Suns, Johnson, Oladipo, K. Martin, G. Williams”
Sure you can take KJ Martin. For a lottery only first round pick.
Market value for Cam Johnson is 4 year 100 million
Compare to RJ or Herro
Suns would think about luxury tax
All 5 Suns starters and Cam Johnson are not in Durant trade Package but asking price is sky high so the third team would have to offer all star and rising star
Third team would have to offer two stars by taking Suns bench players
Johnson will not be paid more that mikal its just not happening
Phoenix should be eyeballing the Portland roster. I been telling you guys how bad their defense is. Me and 4 guys off this board can drop 100 points on these guys.
Last night, Golden State WITHOUT Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Jordan Poole dropped 131 points on Portland. Portland played ALL of their starters!!!!!!!!!! Still gave up 131 points??????? Ouch!!!
Gonna be some pieces from Portland become available.
According to my evaluation formula
Grant Williams market value is 4-year $60 million because of his defense.
Celtics can do 6 million contract to Horford and pay tax for him