Phoenix Suns: Potential trades with (almost) every NBA team

Bradley Beal Kelly Oubre Phoenix Suns (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal Kelly Oubre Phoenix Suns (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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Chris Paul (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Chris Paul (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Denver Nuggets: Nothing

A lot of guys on expiring deals, Jokic and Murray are off-limits (obviously so is Booker), and I would rather have Oubre than Gary Harris or Will Barton.

No deal to be had.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota probably values Reid too much after he played effective minutes for them late this season, but if they are enticed with the Westbrook-esque athleticism and potential of Lecque maybe Reid is expendable with Towns healthy.

Side note: Towns, Russell, and Anthony Edwards will not work. None of them play much defense and all seem to be “Me first” stat guys, no winner or killer mentality. That is all.

Oklahoma City Thunder

This doesn’t feel realistic from either side and is a big risk for the Suns if Paul falls off a cliff in the next two seasons, but I would freaking love it.

Paul was a top-15 guy in the NBA this year and adding him to this team would instantly make them a top-four team in the West in my opinion and give them some more attitude.

Portland Trail Blazers

Simons has starting combo guard potential and flashed his potential in Summer League (he and Gary Trent Jr. looked great) and Portland badly needs a guy like Javon Carter, but the Suns likely wouldn’t want to part with him. I am good with that.

Utah Jazz: Nothing

The Jazz have off-limits guys like Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, high I.Q. guys they wouldn’t deal for anything the Suns could offer, a low I.Q. bucket-getter who doesn’t defend in Jordan Clarkson (I’ll pass), and guys that don’t really move the meter. No deal to be had.