Former Phoenix Suns 3-point specialist, Channing Frye, became the latest to shoot off flares about the possibility of the Suns trading for Kevin Love.
Ever since Adrian Wojnarowski first made it clear the Cleveland Cavaliers put Kevin Love on the trading block, speculation has run amuck as to the best landing spot for him. Woj later referenced on his podcast that he expects the Trail Blazers to make a strong offer, but for the Phoenix Suns to put something out there as well.
The Ringer later added to the Kevin Love to Phoenix Suns rumors when they postulated on the possibility themselves.
"“For the longevity…Phoenix would be absolutely great for him. I think they need some star power. I think they need somebody other than Ayton to be able to score down there.”"
He’s not wrong, especially the part about Phoenix Suns needing some star power. Sure, they have Devin Booker, but in many outsiders’ eyes, he is more of a star in the making than a full-fledged star at this point in his career. Kevin Love, whose star power is a bit diminished, still shines bright enough to bring clout and respect to the Suns.
To be fair, in the same podcast, Frye also suggested Phoenix could be a possible destination for Andre Iguodala, so who knows how much insight or prediction savviness he has. While Iguodala has been the center of much trade talk, there is no way in the world the Suns would give up assets for a 35-year-old on a one-year deal who is looking to join a championship contender this season.
With Kevin Love, at least you get a few years with which to work. Granted, you pay for it, but he can’t bounce on you next season.
While there are still plenty of reasons not to pursue Love, Suns fans will keep an ear to the ground of the rumor mill and listen for any time his name and Phoenix are mentioned in the same sentence.