It has been reported that the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks are discussing an Andre Drummond trade. The Phoenix Suns could get involved.
The Phoenix Suns are in desperate need of acquiring another star to play alongside Devin Booker.
Someone who could drop 30 points on any given night, have the ability to slash to the basket on fastbreak passes from Ricky Rubio and Book, or receive a kick-out pass from Deandre Ayton at the perimeter when the center has been double-teamed.
They need a player who can bring renewed excitement to the franchise, and who, when healthy, has proven to be one of the most exciting players in the league.
While there was a time in the recent past where Drummond would have been a great pickup for the Phoenix Suns if they could have got the Pistons to listen, now that they have Deandre Ayton, there is no need for another center who cannot stretch the floor and averages a double-double just by waking up in the morning (truthfully, I am not even sure why the Atlanta Hawks want him as they should be gearing themselves to e a high-flying and fast-paced team with Trae Young running the show, but that’s a discussion for another blog).
But now, the Phoenix Suns need someone far different to help this team win.
Seeing Blake Griffin in the purple and orange would be a lot of fun – it would be even more fun seeing him back in the Pacific Division regularly playing against the Los Angeles Clippers.
If healthy, Griffin is still a 20 points and 7 rebounds per game star, and while his stats have dropped off considerably this season on a bad Detroit team, he averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game just last year.
The key though is that the Phoenix Suns would not need him to average 24 points per game. They’ve got Booker to do that, and hopefully within the next year, Ayton as well.
They need a player who can score 24 points in a game when needed, someone who will put stress on the opposing defense every game out, and be the additional star talent to help take this roster over the top and into the playoffs in a weakened Western Conference this year.