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Report: Suns tell Booker he won't be moved

The Phoenix Suns are trying to acquire Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, but they will not include budding star Devin Booker in any deal, according to a report from

The Suns are reportedly not willing to give up rookie small forward Josh Jackson either -- which would make it unlikely that Cleveland and Phoenix can get a deal done, since the Cavs are looking for sound veterans and a blue-chip young asset in return for Irving.


Cleveland also wants Josh Jackson, a 6-8 rookie drafted fourth overall by the Suns in June. Phoenix reportedly doesn't want to trade Jackson, and a source said the Suns told Devin Booker he would not be traded -- which would seem to put a serious hamper in this potential trade.

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Phoenix is making the wise choice here by making Booker untouchable.

There is no argument one can make for trading Booker, the Suns' franchise player, for a guy in Irving who could end up being a two-year rental.

Booker, 20, averaged 22.1 points per game this past season.

According to Amico Hoops sources, the Cavaliers are continuing to talk trades with no less than seven teams -- with the Suns, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets considered the strongest suitors. (Full Cavs/Irving report.)