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Suns Linked to Potential Superstar Swap in Offseason

The Phoenix Suns could swap star for star this summer.

This isn't the first or last time you'll see rumors surrounding the Phoenix Suns and their potential pursuit of a superstar this offseason, specifically Kyrie Irving. 

Irving has been long sought after by the organization, as the Suns had a trade offer rejected by the Brooklyn Nets to acquire Kyrie Irving earlier in the season. Even after Irving was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, the Suns were still rumored in league circles to be connected with Irving. 

The fit makes sense from a basketball perspective: Irving has a good relationship with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant while also filling in a need for their future point guard spot to replace Chris Paul. 

Irving, who is a free agent this summer, could very well end up in Phoenix. 

Another possibility is a sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks, who have previously been linked to Suns center Deandre Ayton. 

"I would not rule out a Kyrie Irving for Deandre Ayton trade in the offseason," said Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro.

"I'm telling you, I think that there's a possibility. KD [Durant] loves Kyrie. I don't think the Luka, Kyrie thing worked out … There's only like three teams with cap space, so it's gonna have to be a sign and trade."

The Suns - currently down 2-0 to the Denver Nuggets - certainly need another piece to get them over the hump if they manage to collapse again this postseason.

With new owner Mat Ishbia willing to spend whatever it takes, don't rule anything out this summer.