3 just-traded players the Phoenix Suns should have snagged themselves

The Phoenix Suns were active at the trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they didn't leave some players at the table that they should have tried to add themselves.

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1. Bojan Bogdanovic

There is no doubt that the New York Knicks were the big winners at the trade deadline. They made several moves, with the most underrated undoubtedly being somehow adding Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono and two second round picks.

You could make the case here again that the Suns should have targeted a point guard in Burks, but Bogdanovic was a player who was coveted throughout the league. For the Knicks to get him for basically Grimes - who is a young player with some upside - seems like a fleecing. Nassir Little might not be thought of as highly as Grimes, but you could try and make the argument.

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The fact Boganovic is making nearly $20 million this season is the obvious sticking point here, but O'Neale and Roddy are making nearly $15 million combined this season so there is surely a way the Suns could have made the numbers work. Most likely by including a third team, but this is an avenue they should have pursued seriously.

Bogdanovic would have been an upgrade over O'Neale - and although he will be 35-years-old in April, he is basically a career 40 percent 3-point shooter and would have been an amazing spacer next to Durant, Booker and Beal. The reason he wasn't spoken about was because the price always seemed out of the Suns' range. Only it wasn't, and they may regret not getting Bogdanovic to The Valley.