As the NBA trade deadline approaches, different teams will have different goals in mind.
Some will be making a push towards title contention. Others will be thinking about the future. Meanwhile, some teams will be somewhere in between those extremes.
Take the Phoenix Suns. This team is having a down year after two straight seasons of legitimate title contention. There are a number of directions they could choose to travel in.
Most of them involve replacing Chris Paul. At 37, his best days are clearly behind him.
The Suns need to find their point guard of the future if they wish to otherwise continue forward with this core group.
Could D’Angelo Russell be that point guard?