Chicago Bulls Land Deandre Ayton In Major Trade Scenario

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Why The Phoenix Suns Do The Deal

This would certainly give the Suns a different look. Vucevic and Ayton are practically polar opposites. 

With that said, Vucevic’s ability to space the floor would certainly make the Suns’ offense intriguing. Suddenly, they’d have a three-point threat at every position in their starting lineup.

Moreover, Vucevic’s ability to function as a secondary playmaking hub could alleviate some of the 37-year-old Chris Paul’s burden. 

On the other hand, the Suns would suffer on defense. That much is undeniable. With that said, they may be able to weather that storm.

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Mikal Bridges is likely to factor into Defensive Player of the Year conversations for the next half-decade, and Cam Johnson is making strides on that end too. Moreover, barring significant age-related decline, Paul should remain valuable at the point of attack. 

It’s possible that the Suns could make that defensive sacrifice worthwhile in light of their new, more dynamic offense. Of course, we haven’t even touched on Caruso – he’s a major, and much-needed upgrade to the Suns’ guard rotation.

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All told, if the Suns have reached a breaking point in their relationship with Ayton, this could be a good deal for them. 

Does it make sense for the Bulls?