This Suns-Blazers Trade Involves Robert Covington To Phoenix

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After losing to the Boston Celtics on Friday, the Phoenix Suns are now 27-8 on the NBA season, but they still have the second-best record in the NBA. Just five months ago, this team was competing for a title in the NBA Finals and once again, they look like a very real championship contender. 

Not only did the Suns return basically their entire roster from a season ago, but they added the likes of JaVale McGee, Landry Shamet and Elfrid Payton for more experience and most importantly, more depth at every position. 

Ranking 9th in the league in offensive rating and 2nd in defensive rating, Phoenix does not really have a weakness to them, however, they could possibly look to upgrade their roster at the trade deadline.

Guys like Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Cam Payne and Jae Crowder are not going anywhere, but it is a very real possibility that the team will look to move on from Dario Saric. 

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After tearing his ACL in the NBA Finals, the Suns signed JaVale McGee in the offseason to replace him. 

Along with having Frank Kaminsky and Jalen Smith in their frontcourt as well, the Phoenix Suns do not really have a reason to keep Dario Saric and the $17.7M he is owed through next season. 

Given that he could miss the entire season, many teams around the league may not be interested in taking on Saric’s contract, but there is a possibility that the Portland Trail Blazers would be willing to do so. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Could Phoenix Suns Trade For Robert Covington?

Portland is 13-21 and on the verge of rebuilding this season, which is why they could be willing to move a role player in the final year of his contract for someone like Dario Saric and some future draft compensation. 

Let’s take a look at a potential trade between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers that would send Dario Saric and two future second-round picks to Portland for a key veteran role player. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.