If the last few days of NBA trade rumors have indicated anything, it’s that the Phoenix Suns are going to be big-time buyers at this year’s NBA trade deadline.
The Suns have been rumored to the Los Angeles Lakers (Pau Gasol) and the Memphis Grizzlies (Zach Randolph) already, and now, you can possibly (probably) add the Chicago Bulls to that list, as the Suns continue to attempt to find a “featured big man” that could help in a late season playoff push. The Bulls have Carlos Boozer and, it appears, the Suns want him – or at least have some sort of interest in him.
Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, Larry Sanders, Omer Asik, Anderson Varejao, Carlos Boozer, Spencer Hawes and maybe even Brook Lopez are a few of the bigger names that are believed to be available. If the Suns could add a star-level big man to their front line they might just have enough talent to get to the second round.
The Suns haven’t been directly attached to Boozer’s name, but in essence you can connect the dots.
Phoenix wants a big man and if they can’t get their hands on Pau Gasol or Zach Randolph, you’d think they’d try and pry Boozer away from the Bulls. And with an expiring contract like Emeka Okafor’s and a flurry of draft picks, the Suns can pretty much have whomever they wish – assuming the opposition is willing to dance.
It’s almost a forgone conclusion that the Suns are going to get somebody. The question is – who?