While they have not made the playoffs since their Western Conference Finals run in 2010, the Phoenix Suns are a team that has a lot of momentum and hype this season. After being invited to play in the NBA Bubble and going 8-0, many believed the Suns could be a playoff contender for the 2020-21 season and then they traded for a future Hall-of-Famer.
The Suns were able to acquire 10x All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason and he has elevated this Suns team to new heights. Not to mention, veteran forward Jae Crowder has also had a major impact on this Suns team.
Perhaps the biggest adjustment and change for this team this season is that a lot of their young players have stepped up into bigger roles. One of the reasons the Suns are one of the better teams in the Western Conference so far this year is because guys like Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson have stepped up and have been reliable secondary options next to the Suns’ “Big 3” in Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.
As things stand right now, Phoenix is 11-8 and currently the 6-seed in the Western Conference. If the season was to end today, their streak of 10 seasons without making the playoffs would be snapped and nobody would want to play this hungry Suns team in a 7-game series.
With Chris Paul and Devin Booker playing at high-levels and plenty of depth on their roster, this team has a shot to be special, but there is always room for improvement. Whether it is before the trade deadline or next offseason, here are three intriguing trade targets for the Phoenix Suns.