The last time the Phoenix Suns were in the playoffs was in 2010 when Amar’e Stoudemire, Steve Nash and Jason Richardson were leading this franchise. Now, Devin Booker, Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton are leading this franchise and with plenty of talent around them, the Phoenix Suns are currently 24-11 at the NBA All-Star break and are currently the 2-seed in the Western Conference.
After going 8-0 and coming up just short of the playoffs last season in the NBA Bubble, the Phoenix Suns’ front-office knew this team had a chance to be special this year and as a result, they did everything they could in the offseason to surround their young stars with plenty of talent, including future Hall-of-Fame point guard and one of the best leaders in basketball, Chris Paul.
This team has been sensational this year and really do not have many weaknesses to their team, which is why there is a high probability that they do not make any significant moves at the trade deadline. Believe it or not, the Phoenix Suns are very much in the championship conversation this year because of how balanced of a team they are.
Phoenix is a top shooting team in the league, a top scoring team, a top passing team and they are a very strong defensive team. They have their stars in Paul, Booker and Ayton, as well as solid rotational players in Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnson and others. The Suns are a very tough team to play, which is why they definitely are threats in the Western Conference.
With them expected to be a playoff team this year unless they completely crash, the Suns will likely hold off on making any moves at the trade deadline, but they could be in the market to potentially upgrade their frontcourt depth. DeAndre Ayton has been getting better and better as the season goes on and with Frank Kaminsky being a decent backup, they do not need another center, but could potentially benefit from adding even more depth.
With that said, let’s take a look at three under-the-radar trade targets that the Phoenix Suns could consider trading for to add more frontcourt depth ahead of the NBA trade deadline.