Following the recent Ryan Anderson trade, the Phoenix Suns will try to trade for a starting point guard, as Adrian Wojnarowski reported. It just makes a lot of sense since their current options based on their roster include using Devin Booker at point guard or choosing from either Shaquille Harrison, Élie Okobo, De’Anthony Melton, or Isaiah Canaan.
Anderson will be the Suns starting power forward, and front office will continue to pursue trade scenarios to bring on a starting-caliber point guard before start of season. https://t.co/uLs5TT7IqU
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 31, 2018
Phoenix probably would not be willing to give up sufficient compensation for a star point guard, but they do have pieces like T.J. Warren, Dragan Bender, and the 2019 first round pick from the Milwaukee Bucks to offer. For most of the options that are out there, that should be more than enough to get a deal done.
It has been reported that the Suns are going to try to gear up to make a run for a playoff spot. In a Western Conference where there are ten highly talented teams excluding Phoenix already competing for the eight playoff spots, you are not going to come close without a fully stocked starting five.
Going from the underachieving lineups that they used last year to a group consisting of Jeff Teague (or another trade target), Devin Booker, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, and DeAndre Ayton could be a significant improvement. Not only it would at least be a few steps in the right direction from a basketball standpoint, it would be a far more watchable product than what they had last year.
Here are three reasons why the Phoenix Suns should trade for Jeff Teague:
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