NBA Trade Rumors: The Phoenix Suns may be eyeing a Chris Paul for Malcolm Brogdon swap to shake up the roster.
Losing in the Western Conference semifinals at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Phoenix Suns will be looking to retool their roster heading into the offseason. In hopes of emerging as a strong championship contender next year, the Suns have a few tweaks to make this summer.
And one of them could involve moving on from Chris Paul. The Suns and Paul are still figuring out a way forward and there’s at least a non-zero chance that Paul has played his final game in a Suns uniform.
He could be traded, waived, or even retained by Phoenix. At this point, it’s almost impossible to predict what will happen next between Paul and the Suns. Nevertheless, if he is traded, there is one intriguing possibility.
According to a recent report, the Suns could be eyeing a move for Malcolm Brogdon. And one player that they would be open to moving for him is Paul. It would prove to be more complicated than just a 1-for-1 swap, and would likely need to include a third team, but it’s something that could gain some steam heading into the offseason.
Would Malcolm Brogdon be a good fit for the Phoenix Suns?
The question is, would Brogdon make sense for the Suns? On one hand, it’s easy to see why he would. Playing next to KD and Booker, Brogdon is the type of player that can play almost strictly off-ball, as we saw so often this past season in Boston.
Brogdon is coming off a season in which he averaged 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists en route to winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. He’s still at the point in his career where he could probably play a larger role too. And maybe that could end up being on the Suns.
However, if there are any reservations about Brogdon on the Suns, it would probably revolve around his limited playmaking ability.
Brogdon has always been viewed as a good playmaker. However, he’s not necessarily considered a natural playmaking guard. And the Suns kind of need a point guard to set the table on the offensive end. Maybe they end up relying more on KD and Booker next season and it all works out.
But that’s where the concern would lie in a potential move for Brogdon to be the full-time point guard.