Phoenix Suns Clear Winners in Proposed 5-Team Mega Trade

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The Phoenix Suns would become a top-tier free agent destination

Fortunately for the Suns, adding Durant to their current talent would likely bring a wave of options via remaining free agents. With five rotational players going out, general manager James Jones will need to restore areas of need.


With Cameron Payne going out in the trade, the Suns would need to add at least one backup point-guard behind the 37-year-old Paul.

Of the remaining free agents available, Dennis Schroder has the best portfolio having finished second in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting in the 2019-20 season. He’s had a quieter last two seasons but remains a productive offensive player.

Would the Suns ever consider bringing back an old friend, a former 20 point per game scorer in Eric Bledsoe? If they want to go even more experienced, 36-year-old Rajon Rondo remains available as well.


The Suns would still have some wing options off the bench, including Johnson, Torrey Craig and the recently acquired Damion Lee and Josh Okogie. However, it may be an area Jones looks to strengthen.

There aren’t a lot of great options, meaning the best options may come via trade for experienced players on veteran minimum contracts.

Of the remaining free agent class, Juancho Hernangomez may be the best from a forward perspective, while as a two-guard, Wayne Ellington has always been a prolific shooter.

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This is ultimately one of those situations where you make the deal and work the rest out later. Durant and Bogdanovic would be worth giving up Bridges and four role players, plus whatever draft compensation was required.