Why the Phoenix Suns should target Moses Moody

The Phoenix Suns should continue to be on the lookout for ways to improve their roster, and Moses Moody of the Golden State Warriors could be the answer.

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The trade deadline draws near, with a number of rumors circulating around the league. This is the time of year teams try to make moves in order to make a push for glory, with the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors making the first big move of the trade period.

Phoenix has had a lackluster year thus far, due to injuries and chemistry issues. After 38 games, the Suns sit a disappointing 20-18 and competing for a play in spot despite many expecting them to be sitting at the top of the Western Conference.

There has been rumored frustrations among the playing group, including comments from both Eric Gordon and Kevin Durant. Based on this, it would not be surprising to see the Suns make some moves.

If they decide to branch out and make some trades, Moses Moody should certainly be on the top of their list.

Moody is not without his own drama, with information coming out suggesting both he and his teammate Jonathan Kuminga have been unhappy with their playing time on the Warriors.

Moody has lacked consistent playing time, with Jason Dumas of KRON4 suggesting that people in Moody's camp are frustrated with the lack of consistent game time:

"The people around Moses are frustrated with the lack of a role and consistency...For the lack of a better term it feels like he's the 'sacrificial lamb.' Whenever there's a logjam, he's the guy that falls out."

Jason Dumas

The people around Moses are frustrated with the lack of a role and consistency...For the lack of a better term it feels like he's the 'sacrificial lamb.' Whenever there's a logjam, he's the guy that falls out.

It seems that, if reports are to go by, both Moody and Kuminga could be traded before the trade deadline for a chance at more playing time at a different team. While Kuminga would be a solid pick up for any team, the Suns should focus on targeting Moses Moody.

Moody provides another young building block for this Suns team. He shoots well from beyond the three point line, shooting around 36% for his career. He also shoots well from the field, averaging just below 50%.

While the other aspects of his game could improve, the Suns could use assistance scoring from the bench. Another reason to attempt a trade for Moody would be the comments from Eric Gordon recently about his own frustrations with his role in this Phoenix team:

"Early on in the season, it was better. And lately, there just hasn't been an emphasis [to get me more looks]," Gordon told B/R. "So, it's definitely different. Lately I haven't been getting hardly any touches really."

Eric Gordon

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The Suns could certainly focus on getting the veteran more involved, with Frank Vogel responding by stating that he needs to work on getting Gordon more involved in the offensive game. However, a potential swap could benefit both teams with the Suns gaining a young scorer to develop and the Warriors gaining a veteran player to help achieve their own goals.

A move for Moody could spark some fire into a Suns team that has struggled this season thus far, while giving him the chance to show his capabilities in a different situation. While Moody seems to love the Bay, a move to Phoenix would allow both himself and the Suns to improve.