Apr 9, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) celebrates with guard Goran Dragic (1) against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second half at the Smoothie King Center. The Suns won 94-88. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns are very active


After showing great improvement in the 2013-2014 season, finishing with a record of 48-34 and just narrowly missing out on the postseason, the goal will to get into the postseason in 2015.

The Suns’ most important order of business will be to re-sign guard Eric Bledsoe, who is set to become a restricted free agent. However, first up is Thursday’s draft where they have three first round picks, the 13th-overall, 18th-overall and 27th-overall selections. It seems unlikely the Suns use all three picks.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports the Suns are extremely active.

The Phoenix Suns are equally active, looking at options on both the 13th pick and the 27th pick. Sources close to that situation say the 27th pick is likely going to be flipped on draft night for a future asset, but that the Suns are still very much open to deals involving not only their two picks, but players on their roster.

There has been some scuttle that Phoenix might be open to moving Goran Dragic, although Suns sources adamantly denied that Dragic was available.

There is a sense, however, that other parts of the Suns roster could be had for the right return.

The Suns are sitting on a potential mountain of cap space and want to get involved in the free agent run, including what’s believed to be an aggressive pitch to Carmelo Anthony.

Not only do they plan to make a pitch to Anthony, but the Suns are also expected to pursue Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love and could be a player for Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol and Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Luol Deng – the Suns were reportedly interested in both just before the trade deadline.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Kevin Love NBA Draft NBA Draft 2014 Phoenix Suns

  • Harry Palma

    NO to Gasol and Anthony!

    • Adam

      Id take Gasol on a short 2 year deal if we don’t get Love or a starting quality PF in the draft (Randle).

      Anthony would be a big name, but would have to change his entire game to be successful here. I think both Melo and Lebron know their best chance to win titles is to stay in the east where they are a lock for the playoffs and probably a 50/50 bet for at least the conference finals every year.