After signing Bol Bol in NBA free agency earlier this month, it looked like the Phoenix Suns might be done changing their roster in the offseason.
But NBA trade speculation and rumors surrounding the team continue to circulate on social media and in stories.
And some very interesting names are included in the speculation.
James Harden, Killian Hayes and TJ McConnell are among the names swirling as potential acquisitions for the Suns, while Deandre Ayton’s name continues to pop up as a potential trade chip for Phoenix.
Any move by the Suns would require some creative thinking and maneuvering due to Phoenix’s current salary cap situation.
Could the Sun still make any moves? Check out what some NBA websites and writers are saying.
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Connection points: Suns to target Killian Hayes in offseason
Jesse Cinquini wrote, “At this point, only time will tell if the Phoenix Suns will stick with their current roster or decide to add more players via trade. But what is already abundantly clear is that the Suns would be wise to target point guard Killian Hayes via trade. Not only is he a borderline elite facilitator at just 21 years old, but he will likely score on the Sun during his time, but he will likely have a chance to score on the day. season 2 022-23.”
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James Piercey wrote: “We know, we know. It’s crazy, right? It couldn’t possibly happen? Well, it’s not likely. The Phoenix Suns already have Devin Booker and Bradley Beal on their roster. Do they really need another ball-handling guard? Do they have the cap space or the trade assets to land Harden? If they’re willing to give him up, Siandre is the A who will give him up. el Embiid trade request, that is. But if the Suns could arrange a three-team deal, who knows? They could convince Harden to expand his list of preferred destinations.”
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Sports Illustrated: Could Deandre Ayton to Mavericks trade talks be reopened?
Dalton Trigg wrote: “The reported trade offer the Mavs made to the Suns for Ayton on draft night, per (Marc) Stein, was Tim Hardaway Jr., Richaun Holmes and JaVale McGee. The Suns rejected that offer, but if Ayton doesn’t show a willingness to stay in Phoenix before the season starts, they may want to revisit talks with the Mavs.”
NBA Insider: Suns still interested in TJ McConnell
Marc Stein reported that Phoenix is still interested in Indiana Pacers point guard TJ McConnell, who has been linked to the Suns in previous speculation.
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Hoops Hype: Suns interested in Nets guard Edmond Sumner
Michael Scotto wrote: “Former Brooklyn Nets guard Edmond Sumner has drawn probing interest from the Hornets, Bucks, Raptors, Heat and Suns since becoming a free agent, league sources told HoopsHype.”
fan side: The Mavericks could explore the chance to trade for Deandre Ayton
KD Jain wrote: “The interest in Ayton is not unfounded. The young center is a force to be reckoned with on the court, and his agent, Billy Duffy, also represents Mavs star Luka Doncic and rookie Olivier-Maxence Prosper. This connection could potentially reignite trade discussions between the two teams. One factor that could have hindered their earlier trade-20 talk was their first trade approach. But with Ayton’s talent and potential, the Mavericks may reconsider their stance and explore the possibility of acquiring that talent drunk big man.”
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Bleacher Report: Suns should trade Deandre Ayton to Pacers for Myles Turner, TJ McConnell
Grant Hughes writes: “The Pacers are natural partners here, given that they’ve put Ayton on the $133 million offer sheet that Phoenix matched in 2022. While depth is less of an issue now than it was before the Suns’ ridiculously successful minimum signing bonanza, getting more players in exchange for Ayton — Here, getting more players than Phoenix’s center-blocking should still be a priority. Ayton, plus a point guard in McConnell who might deserve to start (or even close) over incumbent Cameron Payne. Of their extremely limited options, the Suns could do a lot worse than Turner, McConnell and just under $3 million in salary savings this season.”
Do you think the Suns roster is set for now or would you like to see the team make more moves?
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