The Suns next big move

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  1. JCSunsfan

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    OK. Its still early, but it looks like this team has turned a corner and is now competitive--at least they have been in every game so far this year.

    So the next big move is to add a star player--the player that is a big three player to go with Booker and Ayton (or Booker and Oubre, depending on Ayton's development).

    They are going to be looking for a declining team going into a rebuild that wants lots of assets and has a disgruntled star--or just a star--for that matter that they want to move.

    The assets the Suns have to get a star player are their own picks, young players, and big expiring contracts.

    Two to three first-round picks depending on the player.
    Young promising players: Saric, Bridges, Cam, and even Oubre.
    Expiring deals to even out the money: TJohnson, Saric, and even Baynes if necessary.

    It will be interesting to see what star player becomes available this year. There are always a few. This year's trade deadline is the time to make this kind of move.
     
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    I like the message in your post. What position do you think our first choice will be?

    I disagree with the Suns getting rid of Oubre. I just don't think it's going to happen
    now that he is the spark plug of the team and a fan favorite.

    Unless it is for a superstar.
     
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    Any star level power forwards possibly available?
     
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    Kevin love
     
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    The move would likely be for a power forward as that is the team's biggest weakness. I do agree that Oubre isn't going anywhere (bridges is much more likely to go and I'm fine with that if if it is for a superstar).
     
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    Unless we got him for basically nothing, I don't see it happening. Too old

    Aaron Gordon is someone I'm sure they're targeting. Another way out there possibility is Karl Anthony Towns but theres a lot of factors going on in that one (fit with Ayton, playing the pf position, etc)
     
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    Alderidge, Griffin, Draymond, Markkanen?

    Bagley?

    I do not see any of those guys worthy of giving up the farm.
     
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    Isn't Aaron Gordon more of a sf? Now you are right about KAT. THAT would be intriguing.
     
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    His natural position is power forward (hes more of a stretch 4) but the magic's roster is a mess. They have too many bigs and not enough guards. That's why they could be good trading partners
     
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    To me, this Suns team is kinda beginning to feel like it did in the KJ, Chambers, EJ stage pre-Barkley. They had just turned a corner, were competitive, but needed another piece to compete for a championship. I know it is really early, the next few games could change things completely. So, I am hoping.

    Then they brought in Barkley and made a run.

    I would think the declining teams are OKC, Warriors (although I am sure they just want to grab a good pick and retool), Wizards, Hornets, Magic, Pistons, Kings, Griz.

    The Kings might have really made a big mistake with their last coaching change, but they do have a decent young roster.

    There might also be a few teams with multiple good players at a single position and need to adjust their roster some--like Kuzma and Davis in LA.
     
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    I'm not sure they don't have what they need on the roster already. Booker #1, Ayton #2 and Oubre #3. Just let those three grow together and continue to make upgrades around them where available.

    That being said this team as constructed has a chance to be a very good team and with the current landscape of the league that could mean they have a chance to compete. This is especially true if the team gets even better with the return of Ayton.
     
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    Blake Griffen is the obvious choice.

    Not crazy about him, but he is the only one I think may be available and would be a big upgrade.

    But really, I think it may be to early to make a move during the season.

    We need to see how much Ayton, Mikal, Oubre and Cam improve the rest of the year.
     
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    There is that possibility--that this team has arrived before it was expected to--but I doubt it. They do need to take their time and truly see what is needed. This next step is the hardest one. They need to do it right.
     
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    He is an intriguing player but ALWAYS injured. I just cannot see that changing.
     
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    I hope we don't trade for Kevin Love. I don't think it would cost all that much to get him. Tyler Johnson and a pick? He's owed a ton of money and while I really like this team and their chance to compete this year, adding Love would set them back longterm from a financial standpoint. We may end up losing Oubre in 2 years if we took on a contract like Love's. He's owed $31 million next season and the one after but that drops to $28 million in his final year. Including this year though he's owed $120 million over 4 seasons. That is too much for the Suns to take on for what he brings.
     
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