Trade candidates around the league

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  1. JCSunsfan

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    Chris Paul
    Blake Griffin
    Demar DeRozen

    Other names will come up between now and training camp.

    Blake is interesting. Just his salary would require a combo of Tyler, Baynes, Mikal, and Saric. I am not even trying to match value, just salaries.

    If Detroit is rebuilding, the Suns could put together a combo to get it done. The question is whether they should go all-in with Blake. If so, he is their last piece. All cap flexibility would be gone.

    Any other players on the block we should be considering?
     
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    There will probably be more candidates at the trade deadline.

    I'm not thrilled with the Suns tying up their money for Griffin, Paul or Derozen. They are all older players that I don't think fit the Suns window of opportunity.

    I do like Bradley Beal but he is only under contract for two seasons.
     
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    Gordon is not on market yet but he would cost more than Love. Olson mentioned Johnson's contract and multiple first round picks might interest ORL if they decide to move on from him on Burns and Gambo this afternoon. He also mentioned while Love would be a good fit but his contract and his inability to stay off injury list makes him a greater risk, which Griffin would be in the same boat.

    Draymond would be interesting here but I doubt GS let's him leave now that Durant is gone.
     
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    Blake is 30. Is that too old?

    The Suns are in a decent position to make a run at the right player. They have Tyler's contract at $19 million, plus young players (and more young players available on their roster by the trade deadline) and their own picks which will be perceived as valuable. Two future unprotected Suns pick would be more valuable than four unprotected Clippers picks, since the Suns picks would be projected to be in the lottery while the Clips picks would be in the 20s or later.

    Also, the Suns are looked on as absolute bottom-dwellers around the league right now. If the season starts and the team is improved, even marginally, the value of those picks will go down. If they want to make a trade and the right player is available, I think it would be better to do it now rather than later.
     
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    So first we wanted too many PGs. Then we wanted too many 3s. Now we want too many 4s?
     
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    Not really. We want a better starting 4. Our goal right now has to be to improve in the starting slots. The place most likely to accomplish this is at the pf position.

    We have committed to Booker, Ayton, and Rubio. Oubre and Mikal look good at the three.
     
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    Trading for another 4 after we just gave away the #6 pick to try out Saric for a year seems like a real McDonough kind of thing to do.
     
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    A declining Griffin is better than any FA we’re going to sign over the next two years but he’s always banged up with tissue tweeks. He’s basically the PF version of KJ.
     
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    Nah. You are looking for significant improvement at the position--a star or near star player. Griffin is that. This is the time to jump on the opportunity for the right player if it arises. That is a Pat Riley/ Jerry West type of thing to do.

    McD would sign another SG or Center.
     
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    And he would sign one who's talent is on par with what we already have.
     
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    If the team doesn't improve this year they should trade for Blake, he's older but not that old and would help the sun's take a big jump up , hopefully they could do it without giving up this next drafts pick too so the can get one of the top PGs to go along with the core of Ayton Booker Griffin
     
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    You can’t just trade for a player when you want to. If he is available now, and he is the player they want, they have to do the deal now.

    I have a hunch they are waiting for Aaron Gordon, though.
     
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    I was thinking around the trade deadline which he'll probably be available, they definitely might prefer Gordon since he's younger I just don't know if he's the type of player you through a huge offer out there for
     
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    None of these options excite me a lot as the final move the Suns make to be a contender. I guess it depends on the asking price on some of these players.

    Beal would be a next level star. I like Aaron Gordon as well although he is not on the same level as Beal.

    Love and Griffin might be opportunistic moves.
     

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