The Phoenix Suns are reportedly engaged in trade discussions with multiple teams.
It’s no secret that the Suns are looking to acquire a ‘big name’ talent for a hopeful postseason run, but general manager Ryan McDonough has stated on more than one occasion he isn’t willing to mortgage the franchises future.
Because of that, Paul Coro of AZCentral.com says there is no certainty that the Suns actually make a deadline trade:
Falling short of a sure thing such as Kevin Love becoming available, there is no certainty to a midseason acquisition improving a 29-18 team. Cleveland thought it was making a playoff push by acquiring former All-Star Luol Deng but has gone 4-8 with him. Before the season, Brooklyn’s acquisitions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry looked like surefire improvements.
“Our guys have great chemistry,” Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. “If they ever do anything to bring a guy in here, that guy is going to have to figure out what makes us good chemistry-wise, and he’s going to have to fit in. That’s like every team.”
The Suns certainly have the assets to make a deal, but those draft picks aren’t going to devalue over the rest of the season and will still be in demand come the NBA Draft in June – assuming they hang on to them.