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NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns want to trade for point guard?

The Phoenix Suns are one of the youngest up-and-coming teams in the NBA, though, that’s not to say they don’t have some holes on their roster. Despite that, when it comes to their point guard position, that appears to be locked down as the Suns have both Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic.

Given that, it’s a little odd to hear that the Phoenix Suns are said to be in the market for a point guard, this according to ESPN’s Chad Ford who informed Arizona Sports 98.7 FM of their interest on Monday afternoon.

“Who knows what to read into it, but they’ve been calling around asking teams about point guards,” Ford stated.

Bledsoe is of course a restricted free agent who many seem to believe could command a max-level contract. However, the Suns have been adamant about their willingness to match any offer he receives in free agency so it doesn’t seem they’re overly concerned about losing him, so why the desire to add an additional point guard?

Might the Phoenix Suns have a trade in their back pocket, say for a Kevin Love? The Suns were one of the initial teams to show interest in Love when news of his ‘trade demand’ broke, but we haven’t heard much regarding such a move since.

No matter how you slice it, the Suns are either concerned that Bledsoe may leave them in free agency (despite their assurance that he won’t) or that they’re exploring a trade because neither Bledsoe or Dragic are a shooting guard and you don’t need three talented point guards on a roster.


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  • Adam

    I think it means that Bledsoe has told the Suns he wants a max offer from them or he wants to go to another team. The Suns would like to keep him, but not at max money….so they will try their best to trade him to a team he is willing to sign with,and get something in return.

    Bledsoe is a good player, but there are a lot of players hitting the market in the next 2 years that a much more “max player material”. Try to keep Bledsoe, fine. If he demands max money that trade him and move on.

  • coachj

    nothing to see here. suns will max him out… they are not trading either of them.