1- Danny Ainge has joined the Suns staff on their past two workouts of top ten prospects. Why would the Suns let him do that unless the Suns were picking ahead of the Celtics? That leaves Atlanta, Memphis, Portland and Seattle. Well, Seattle and Portland are obviously not happening.
2- Having a trade on the table for the number three spot doesn't make a lot of sense when Billy Knight is still working out Conley and Horford. Also, Knight has recently said that he is going to be addressing his point guard situation with one of the two picks, even if it means using one for a trade. Well, I can't see them trading the third pick to the Suns and getting a point guard from us that's worthy of the honor.
3- Haven't things been remarkably quiet on the Grizzlies front?
4- Marc Iavaroni
and his relationship with the Suns. It makes conversations a lot easier.
5- Iavaroni seems to think that last season's record for the Grizzlies was an aberration, due to the many injuries they had, as well as the coaching situation. He may want to add a veteran player to make the Grizzlies a team more ready to compete for him.
6- System. Adding a guy like Shawn Marion, Boris Diaw, or even Kurt Thomas
or James Jones will help him teach the system to the rest of the guys. He also, as we all know, thinks very highly of Kurt Thomas.
Now, does this mean I'm guaranteeing a trade with the Grizz? No. But in all honesty, it makes the most sense to me based on what would be happening with the other teams involved.