NBA Trade Rumors: Phoenix Suns interested in Bogdan Bogdanovic?

Atlanta Hawks Bogdan Bogdanovic (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Trade Rumors: According to a recent report, the Phoenix Suns are keeping a close eye on the possibility of acquiring Bogdan Bogdanovic.

If the recent trade rumor buzz is any indication, the expectation is that the Phoenix Suns are going to be extremely aggressive at the trade deadline. As they should be; the Suns were two games short of winning a championship just a couple of years ago, and they are close. They should operate that way.

And at the trade deadline, if there’s a player available that the Suns believe will help them achieve their ultimate goal of winning a title, they should be all-in on making a move for them. A few names have already been linked to the Suns, but according to a recent report, Bogdan Bogdanovic is another player that they are keeping a close eye on.

"League sources say Bogdanovic remains on Phoenix’s radar; he checks a lot of boxes as a shooter, ball handler, and rock-solid defender. But he hasn’t played yet this season while recovering from offseason knee surgery."

Bogdanovic has not played in a game so far this season as he continues to rehab from offseason knee surgery but he is a player that could absolutely help a team that is trying to get over the championship hump.

Last season with the Phoenix Suns, Bogdanovic averaged 15 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game on 43 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent shooting from 3-point range.

How would Bogdan Bogdanovic fit?

The Suns could be seeking some solidifying in the backcourt and on the wing. That much is evident. They also have some questions along the frontcourt, especially with Cameron Johnson out.

But the move for Bogdanovic could also add some insurance in the event that they need it behind Chris Paul. Even though Bogdanovic isn’t the playmaker that Paul is, he does add some offensive firepower that the team loses when Paul doesn’t play.

Paul is going to be 38 years old when the playoffs begin and there’s no guarantee that he’ll be 100 percent healthy throughout. In fact, knowing Paul’s recent injury history, the odds are that he’s going to be banged up. Making a move for Bogdanovic would make sense.

The big question would revolve around the cost. But it’s absolutely something that the Suns should be interested in. The big question is whether or not Bogdanovic, alone, is a player that will help the Suns win a title this season.

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That’s not easy to answer but it’s clear that the Suns want as many options on the table at the trade deadline as possible. Perhaps Bogdanovic ends up being one.