Phoenix Suns: Raise your pitchforks, Bleacher Report suggested a trade to send Booker to the Knicks

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks.
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks. /

The Phoenix Suns have made bad trades in the past, but one bad enough to send Devin Booker to the New York Knicks for practically nothing.

Alright, Phoenix Suns fans, it’s time to bust out your pitchforks, gasoline, and flame throwers. Someone who has the illustrious pedestal of writing words on the Internet recently proposed a trade that would send Devin Booker to the New York Knicks.

Greg Schwartz of the Bleacher Report proposed one course-changing trade each team could actually make. One small problem, many of these teams wouldn’t actually make these trades, perhaps no team more so than the Phoenix Suns.

Granted, the Suns have made some horrible trades in the past, but I don’t even think they would be tempted by this nonsense.

In this New York fairy tale, the Suns would give up the face of their franchise, Devin Booker, for a first-round pick, Julius Randle, and Frank Ntilikina.

I could go into detail about the merits of why this trade proposal is horrible, but…okay fine. Here are the cliff notes:

  • Devin Booker is an All-Star primed to turn into a superstar
  • Julius Randle is good but overpaid and his under-the-basket style of play would clash with Ayton
  • Frank Ntilikina isn’t all that good
  • The 2020 draft is extremely weak

Did everyone find their pitchforks yet? Are you ready to go scream, “Rabble, rabble, rabble!” outside an unsuspecting Bleacher Report office?

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I’ll put my sarcasm aside for a minute to point out another reason I wanted to highlight this bad trade posted on a national sports website.

Who cares?

I’m old enough to remember when online trade speculations were meaningless, fun, what-if scenarios that spurred some light-hearted discussion. Unfortunately, now, for some people, they are considered devious schemes contrived in an underground lair seeking to destroy the universe by causing unnecessary clicks to websites.

If you’re in this camp, I’m not sure what to tell you. Maybe grab some gummy bears, a big gulp, and go pass out with the neighbors’ dogs. Forgive and forget. It’s perfectly okay to not get worked up about bad online trade proposals, even ones as eye-roll-worthy as this one.

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