The Phoenix Suns seem to have finally gotten the message that having too many combo guards is not a good thing.
According to reports from various NBA writers and the Arizona Republic, the Suns have been aggressively trying to move Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight in advance of Thursday’s NBA Draft.
They have reportedly offered No. 4 and No. 13 for Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward. They also reportedly offered a lottery pick and Bledsoe for Hayward and have been rebuffed.
— RealGM (@RealGM) June 23, 2016
According to ESPN Reporter Marc Stein, people in NBA circles are starting to believe the Suns are determined to trade Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe this offseason. They want to fix their current logjam and open up more minutes and a starting spot for second-year player and future potential star Devin Booker.
The growing sense in league circles is that the Suns are determined to move either Bledsoe or Brandon Knight before the start of next season
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23, 2016
There have also been reports that Phoenix is still considering taking Providence prospect and very NBA ready point guard Kris Dunn if he is available at No. 4. Reports are that the Suns would then deal Bledsoe immediately in order to allow Dunn and Booker to be their starting back court with Knight as their scorer.
With the No. 4, No. 13. No. 28 and No. 34 picks tonight and virtually everybody available on their roster via trade except Devin Booker, the makeup of the entire Suns roster could look very different Friday morning. The Suns have a variety of paths they can take in order to jump start their rebuild.
Many analysts have them taking obscenely athletic and fast-rising boom or bust prospect Marquese Chriss No. 4 out of Washington but Dunn seems to be a real option as well.
The Suns appear to be the most interesting team to monitor in tonight’s NBA Draft, stay tuned.