Five 3-team trades the Phoenix Suns can get involved with Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis Phoenix Suns (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Anthony Davis Phoenix Suns (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis Phoenix Suns (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

It has been reported that Anthony Davis will not back down from his desire to be traded by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Phoenix Suns should get themselves involved.

While it does not make a whole lot of sense for the Phoenix Suns to attempt a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis, James Jones should try and find a way to get involved and take advantage of the situation, milking some assets out of the two teams in an attempt to improve his own roster.

While there is no obvious reason for the Pelicans to necessarily involve a third team, they could  do it to help defer some of the cost of the contracts moving around, potentially taking advantage of a team like the Suns with some decent cap space.

Having that cap space is something that former General Manager Ryan McDonough used to regularly talk about utilizing with trades such as these, but never did, a situation that Jones should not approach flippantly, but handle to help facilitate another move if it makes legitimate sense to his team.

To use is a deal, the Suns have their sixth overall pick which does not have much value, although can still be a pretty decent piece to use in some of these trades.

Because of the draft occurring on June 20, a few of these trades would need to be consummated sooner rather than later to allow for the new owner of draft picks to have the chance to scout out who they might select and choose ahead of time who they want.

Blockbusters of this magnitude do not normally occur during or right after the playoffs, but it is possible, especially with the impact that particular draft picks might have on the deals themselves.

If there is a hiccup that prevents a player from being traded yet, but the structure of a deal is entirely agreed upon, the Suns too can agree to draft a player for one of the teams – ala Andrew Wiggins with the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to his trade to Minnesota in the package for Kevin Love – and hold onto him until July 1, when pretty much everyone is available to be moved (or are officially free agents).

There are options a plenty for the Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis and James Jones appears to be one of the most connected guys in the NBA world. He could absolutely get himself in the mix if he felt so obliged.

These are five three-team deals the Phoenix Suns can help pull off when the New Orleans Pelicans eventually trade Antony Davis.