Sunday December 21st, 2014

Multiple teams are inquiring about the trade availability of Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, according to Ken Berger of

The Suns, 14-14, have built a three-guard rotation around Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas. According to Berger, it appears Dragic is the guard the Suns would most prefer to keep.

Dragic, 28, is averaging 16.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 25 games this season. He has a player option after this season and is widely expected to opt out of his $7.5 million contract with the Suns in order to become a free agent.

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The Suns signed Bledsoe to a new five-year, $70 million deal this summer and also signed Thomas to a four-year, $27 million deal in a sign-and trade with the Kings.

The NBA's salary cap is expected to rise after its $24 billion TV deal, which Berger reports has "bolstered" the Suns' hopes of re-signing Dragic. But with teams interested in the seventh-year veteran, the Suns are positioned to determine his market value.

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Phoenix moved into ninth in the Western Conference following two straight wins. After missing two games with a back injury, Dragic has scored 30 points (20 and 10) during the Suns' two wins.

Mike Fiammetta

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