The Phoenix Suns may be looking to make a splash come the NBA’s trade deadline. They also may be looking to make a splash in free agency as well as Sam Amick of USA Today reports the Suns may target Rudy Gay in free agency.
Gay, who was recently traded by the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings has been enjoying success in the California capital, which has lead some to believe the former UConn product will forgo his $19 million dollar player option and declare himself a free agent.
If he does, the Suns seem to want in.
The Sacramento Kings small forward has a player option for next season worth $19.3 million, and the Suns are expected to have serious interest if he decides to opt out. While second-year Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is clearly open to a star player of any kind, it’s believed that he would prefer it to be a perimeter player.
Currently, the Suns only have $29 million dollars on the books for the 2014-15 season, though that doesn’t include a re-signed Eric Bledsoe. Regardless, they should have money available if they want to make a run at Gay. Of course, he’ll need to opt out of his deal and become a free agent for that to happen.