The Phoenix Suns have been quite strong in their stance of not wanting to shake up their roster, but that hasn't stopped them from putting their name in the hat for players that would immediately upgrade their roster.
The Suns have attempted to acquire names such as Kevin Durant, Bojan Bogdanovic and Dennis Schroder.
ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst had this to say on Phoenix's motives moving forward:
"Active, and very active in the last week. They are conducting business, they are in trade negotiations right now … So from a front office perspective, from the folks I'm talking to, the Suns are operating like a championship contender looking to improve their team heading into camp."
The Suns, while still in the hunt for Bogdanovic, are looking for other ways to improve their roster.
ESPN NBA insider Zach Lowe, on his podcast, believes the Valley may be a great fit for Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander:
“Depending on how the season is going. If I start to care a little more about next season and beyond than this season… A guy who could still help my team now but really help my team later. Why couldn’t the Suns be the inevitable Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Godfather offer team? Short-term he has experience playing with CP in three-guard lineups…If it doesn’t work then guess what, Chris Paul isn’t going to be on the team in a year or two," said Lowe.
Gilgeous-Alexander (24-years-old) signed a five-year, $179,299,750 million deal that has him under contract through 2027.
He is considered to be one of the bright, young stars of the league and would likely require a heavy haul in order to land him.
Oklahoma City values him highly and would need considerable capital to move away from a centerpiece of their rebuild, something the Suns may not want to depart from, especially with Chris Paul and Devin Booker already in town as the team tries to squeeze the last drops out of their championship window.
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