4 Grayson Allen trades that make sense for the Phoenix Suns

Grayson Allen has been superb for the Phoenix Suns this season, but is the time to trade him right now when his value has never been higher?
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Suggs-Allen trade

The Orlando Magic have long seemed like a perfect trade partner for the Suns due to their depth and size at the guard and center positions. Now it’s finally time to strike a deal, and a Jalen Suggs for Allen swap makes a ton of sense for both teams.

Suggs is a 6’5 combo guard who’s a tremendous point of attack defender. His playmaking has been subdued playing with all the other Magic guards, as he’s averaging just over 2 assists per game this year. Yet, as a rookie, he averaged over 4 in a less crowded backcourt, so it's clearly something he's capable of doing.

Suggs is also a greatly improved three-point shooter, clocking in at 38% on 5 attempts per game this season. That's still not nearly as prolific as Allen though, who would be a welcome addition to a Magic team that’s last in the league in threes made per game. Clearing their backcourt while getting a sniper makes this trade a worthwhile one.

Suggs is under contract for another year before becoming a restricted free agent. Having that certainty that comes with being able to match any offer and prevent a player from leaving would give the Suns a peace of mind that they don’t have with Allen.