Phoenix Suns: 3 Potential Midseason Trade Targets

Phoenix Suns, Larry Nance Jr., Dario Saric. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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The offseason shopping spree for the Phoenix Suns might appear over at this point. But even after dishing out nearly 50 million dollars to assemble their roster, it still feels a bit unstable and incomplete. Most player transactions indeed typically occur during this break between seasons, which might make additional team construction more difficult as we move closer to the 2021-22 season’s commencement.

However, other opportunities to build still do exist down the line.

Midseason trade pieces often become important components to championship rosters. In 2019, trade acquisition Marc Gasol helped anchor an all-time great Toronto Raptors defense which helped The North win its first title. Last season, former Sun PJ Tucker helped the Milwaukee Bucks win it all with his gritty defense after the Houston Rockets dealt him away. Way back in 2004, Rasheed Wallace also played an important role during an unlikely title run for the Detroit Pistons.

Several useful starter and rotation-level players often become available near the NBA’s trade deadline, as some teams begin to realize that they need to rebuild and try to get younger by gaining future draft capital, rather than pushing on.

The Suns already stand as strong title contenders for the upcoming season, making them buyers rather than sellers. But again, if they want to make that final leap, they still need to round out their roster a bit more.

To address any potential flaws that might become troublesome as the season progresses, the Suns could become active during the midseason trade deadline and make a few pivotal upgrades. Standing out from the crowd, these players might become available around said time, to which the Suns need to pounce on.