5. Phoenix Suns
The reports began earlier this week that Phoenix would be very active in the pursuit of both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, but so far not a ton of progress has been made. According to ESPN Insider Chris Broussard, Suns owner Robert Sarver was in Cleveland yesterday & met with LeBron’s agent, Rich Paul. Broussard reports the two parties discussed the possibility of pairing LJ/Melo or LJ/Bosh n Phoenix. Many fans and journalists question the market in Phoenix in which may be very important to both James’ and Anthony’s list. With the Suns winning 48 games last season they did fail to make the playoffs thanks to a stacked Western Conference, but the future looks bright for their very young roster. One of the stars from last season for the Suns was guard Eric Bledsoe, who is now a free agent and may end up elsewhere next season.
If Phoenix does want to keep him, they have enough money to retain his plus add some more pieces to get them into the postseason. Another possibility is to use him a trade bait in a potential sign-and-trade deal. Along with their three first round draft picks in 2015, the Suns have the cap room and some quality trade bait to bring new players to an already good team in hopes of competing in the Western Conference.