3 Trade Targets for Phoenix Suns — Pass or Pursue?

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Making the NBA Finals last season was no small feat for the Phoenix Suns, even if they did not wind up winning the title. This team not only has the same talent from last year, but they added even more firepower to potentially defend their Western Conference title from a season ago. 

Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges all return for the Suns from their Finals team last season and now, they also have Landry Shamet, JaVale McGee and Elfrid Payton for even more bench depth. 

Phoenix ranked 14th in bench points per game last season and through 18 games this season, they rank 5th in bench scoring. 

Both Frank Kaminsky and JaVale McGee are averaging double-digit scoring numbers off-the-bench this season and with Cam Johnson, Landry Shamet and Cam Payne all being offensive factors as well, this Phoenix team is scorching hot right now! 

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The Suns have won 14 consecutive games and they not only rank 8th in the league in offensive rating but 3rd in defensive rating as well. Having one of the most balanced attacks on either side of the court, Phoenix is still the team to beat in the Western Conference.

However, this does not mean that the Suns will not look for ways to improve their roster heading towards the playoffs. 

They are not far off from winning a title and with just a little bit more talent, the Phoenix Suns could very well make it back to the NBA Finals for a chance to win a championship. 

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They are about $8M under the luxury tax line for the season and while they are $15.9M over the cap, the Phoenix Suns have multiple ways in which they could free up some cap space to go after another impactful difference-maker. 

Do the Suns have the ability to make some big trades ahead of this season’s trade deadline? Let’s take a look at three players Phoenix could target, as proposed by Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, and evaluate whether or not the Suns should “pass or pursue” said trade targets.

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