The Phoenix Suns established themselves as one of the best teams in the NBA early on. They continue to battle with the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference. They don’t need much at the trade deadline, but there’s always something to do.
In the case of the Suns, it could be for a little more depth. The front office has shown an interest in building depth in all five positions and that showed last season.
Phoenix was just games away from a championship after coming out of the West. They fell to the Milwaukee Bucks but know the changes that had to be made. In the offseason, it was more about keeping the core in place rather than making big changes.
Chris Paul has signed a new four-year contract. This means the duo of Paul and Devin Booker will continue to lead the Suns for years to come. Mikal Bridges was paid but Deandre Ayton could not agree with the team. This spurred some trade rumors, but nothing happened on that front.
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Ayton took the next step with Paul at the top of the attack and that’s the effect he had. It will be interesting to see how the Phoenix Suns handle the trade deadline.
Phoenix doesn’t have to make many moves, if any, if he doesn’t want to. If they decide to find trade targets, here are three that could top the list.