This doesn’t help the Suns a whole lot, but it does help boost Washington back into the playoff picture in the East.
And, hey: it would feel good to help Bradley Beal out after he too was snubbed in the All-Star selection process.
By acquiring Aron Baynes, Dario Saric, and Cheick Diallo, the Washington Wizards suddenly have a lot of front court depth to help muscle their way into the eight-seed.
Phoenix does get back Ian Mahinmi as a literal body in the post, as well as a lottery protected first round pick in 2020, which will convert to a 1-10 protected 2021 pick (which should be transferred then with the eventual return of John Wall).
Not the greatest trade in the world for the Phoenix Suns now, but at least in regards to the cap space gained as well as the first round pick acquired, about the best James Jones can do with the Washington Wizards, all things considered.