5 Newly-available trade targets Suns should pursue after Dec. 15

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3. Torrey Craig

The former Sun departed for Chicago in free agency in the offseason, but it would not be the first time Phoenix made a deal to get him back. The Suns traded for Craig in 2021, but he left for Indiana in free agency only for Phoenix to get him back at the 2022 deadline. He has played a bench role for the Suns in three straight postseasons, and Phoenix could use another wing to round out their roster.

The Bulls are 9-16 and discussing a total rebuild. Zach LaVine rumors dominate the headlines, but the franchise has multiple pieces to move if they want to maximize their draft capital. Craig signed a two-year deal worth $5.3 million in the offseason, but next season is a player option. The Suns may be able to snag him for a couple of second-round picks if Chicago tears things down.

Suns fans know what to expect from the 6’7 wing. He shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range over 138 games with Phoenix and can defend multiple positions. Torrey Craig won’t command the ball. He is comfortable playing 20 to 25 minutes off the bench and filling a needed role for a contender.

The Phoenix Suns have minutes to fill and could look to re-acquire the 32-year-old before the trade deadline, but point guard may be a more pressing need.