Dec 13, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) and Goran Dragic against the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Kings 116-107. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns poll of the week: Goran Dragic or Eric Bledsoe?


 

The Suns need a superstar. It could be Kevin Love. It probably would take a couple first round picks, a combination of role players and arguably even one of Goran Dragic or Eric Bledsoe to land him. The question becomes, which point guard would you rather give up if you had to for the Suns to acquire Kevin Love?

 

 

If the Suns had to give up either Dragic or Bledsoe to get Kevin Love, who would you pick?

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  • 4everis2long

    Neither as I do not love Love. Not to mention he is only a one year rental.

    • http://www.valleyofthesuns.com Kevin Zimmerman

      FWIW, most teams would like Love to agree upon a long-term extension following the trade. They can negotiate that before a deal going thru.

      • 4everis2long

        Since K. Love Love is not presently receiving a max salary I have no idea why he would extend that deal. Further why come to the Suns who would have traded away one of its two best players to get him? With all due respect Kev, I just do not see it. It makes for good conversation but I just do not see it happening on Planet Orange.

        • DBreezy

          Why did Dwight Howard take less to go to Houston an 8th seed team that won 3 games less than last year’s Suns and tied Howard’s Lakers? Sometimes you just don’t know why or what a player will do. I do tend to agree with Kev in that most teams trading for him will want him to agree to an extension as part of the deal and that he’s fully aware that’s what it will likely take to get a deal done. There’s no point in forcing the issue now by saying you’re going to opt out this early in the game if you’re not willing to sign an extension. You just wait for unrestricted free agency as quietly as you can like Lebron, Wade, and Bosh did. Most players, especially stars, aren’t into the one year rental thing. Now I think the odds of a deal aren’t great because the Twolves front office is involved here but that’s another story.

          • 4everis2long

            DB, I could easily see Dwight coming to Houston who did not trade anyone significant to secure him. My guess if they had to trade Harding to get Dwight, it never would have happened. I knew he was leaving LA as he clashed with Kobe and the coach. The Lakers blew that by not hiring Phil Jackson. I do think with more seasoning of Len and Goodwin and the Suns getting in the playoffs they will be an attractive option for free agents in 2015.

          • DBreezy

            While I think hiring Phil may have helped to retain Dwight, I think the biggest mistake the Lakers made was trading for a guy who had previously said that the didn’t want to be there on numerous occasions without any sort of extension or guarantee. That was arrogant and while less so it still would have been arrogant if Phil was the coach. Odds are Dwight would have clashed with Phil just as he has with SVG, Mike Brown, D’Antoni, Kareem (asst) and eventually McHale. It’s who he is.

            In any case when Howard decided to be adamant about forcing his way out of ORL, he knew that there was a good chance that he would ultimately be taking less money in the end. In fact IIRC only LAL and HOU were willing to do a deal then without an extension, not DAL and BKN his top 2 choices back then. I think Love knows that there’s a solid chance that he’ll have to take less money in the end if he forces a trade now to a playoff caliber team. While I would agree that coming to the Suns with both Bled and Goran gone would be a no-go for Love, I do think as long as one of them is around Love would have to think enough of himself that he could make this a playoff team. Plus, the murky part of the deal for all of us is what other parts get moved in the deal, the draft, and free agency. He could be convinced to come here, but I’m not sure it gets to that unless we’re talking about him being an UFA in 2015.

        • http://www.valleyofthesuns.com Kevin Zimmerman

          While he’s not on a maxed out deal, it is max money. His salary right now is somewhat irregardless anyway because he’ll be on a max extension paying him more than what he’ll be making next year ($15.7 million).

          I pretty much agree that these trade proposals are risky. Look at it this way, though: IF the Suns could package enough picks and only a few role players to get Love without trading Dragic or Bled, would you do it? I would. Even moving Bledsoe (he would probably have to agree to play in Minny, FWIW) I would consider, I think.

          • 4everis2long

            Yeah if I could get him without trading Dragic or Bled and he would sign an extension with the Suns for draft picks and role players I think it would be a good deal Kev. I think what I was getting at regarding the money is I am not sure it would be to his economic advantage to get an extension on his existing contract as opposed to securing his max deal next summer. However if he is getting max money now, maybe it doesn’t matter. However I would not trade Bled in any package for Love because I doubt the net results get us above the 5-8 range which I think the Suns could secure without Love. I just like players who bring it on both ends, especially when they are only 24. Thanks for the thoughts Kev.

  • coachj

    Who do I pick? to be traded? or to keep?

    Add a neither on there as well…

    • 4everis2long

      Exactly Coach!

  • Ibanez5

    Dragic is Un tradeable. He is the new Nash .He is a real phoenix suns deal! And Bledsoe is mini lebron. . I am praying the suns don’t mess this up…

  • Ibanez5

    I’D RATHER HAVE Amare Stoudemire back instead of K.love . I miss STAT!

  • Ibanez5

    Future ignited! Can’t trade or break it up now. COME ON MAN!’.. support our Squad!
    Suns fans need to rise and back our team!
    Next season let’s get Rockin and louder !
    Okc and LA ain’t got nothing on us.
    #GO SUNS