2 trade deadline moves that would boost Suns, 1 they must avoid

As the NBA trade deadline nears, Phoenix should have a few goals in mind while being cognizant to avoid certain missteps as well.

Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Phoenix Suns / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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After starting the season a disappointing 14-15, many considered the Phoenix Suns a failure. In the eyes of several shortsighted analysts, they were a replica of the Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets — a top-heavy team with incredible talent that would never reach its potential due to bad injury luck.

But as we have seen since then, the Suns have started to make good on their preseason expectations, winning 14 of their 19 games since Christmas. In doing so, they have vaulted themselves back into the top six of the Western Conference standings and look to be in increasingly good playoff position.

With so many stacked teams at the top of the West, Phoenix is still making calls around the league to see which players might be available for them leading up to the February 8 trade deadline. In trying to make improvements, there are a few moves the Suns can make that would undoubtedly give them a boost, while others should be avoided.

Boost: Add another secondary scoring option

The Suns are fortunate enough to have a rotation that features some of the most dynamic scorers in the entire NBA. Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal are obviously among the league's elite at creating their own shot off the dribble.

What Phoenix could use is another player that can create a bit of scoring gravity and lessen the frequency of double teams being thrown at their primary scorers. As of right now, the big three are the only players averaging over 14 points per game in scoring.

One name that has been frequently mentioned in Suns trade rumors over the last week is the Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges. Putting up nearly 21 points per game this season, Bridges is ultra consistent as an on-ball creator that can get downhill and rebounds at a high level as well. Putting him on Phoenix's roster would give the big three a major safety net.