4 players the Suns can steal from the reeling Cavaliers

The Phoenix Suns are going to have to get creative to get better this offseason, and targeting the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers could be one way to do so.
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1. Tristan Thompson

The idea of adding Tristan Thompson to the mix might sound uninspiring, but there is a method to the madness. For starters he is an unrestricted free agent this summer, which means if nothing else the Suns have a chance to go and get him. Given how much he has bounced around the league, he absolutely could be gotten for the minimum.

But going after Thompson would also mean two things. The first is that Drew Eubanks would have to go, despite giving his all for the franchise last season. After that, what about bringing in Purdue big man Zach Edey to learn from both Thompson and current starting big man in Nurkic?

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All of a sudden the Suns go from a center rotation of Nurkic, Eubanks and Durant that was slow (Nurkic), undersized (Eubanks) and not the best use of a player's talents (Durant), to suddenly being massive. That would free up Durant to go back to being the all-world offensive forward we know him to be, and it would allow coach Bud to use the likes of Bol Bol more freely offensively.

If this postseason thought us anything, it is that the Suns couldn't hang with the size of the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the massive Denver Nuggets are also one of the best teams in the West. Thompson represents a cheap alternative who would be the third center, but also a player who could take some minutes from Nurkic.