I can’t really see this report having in any merit in the loaded Western Conference.
The Phoenix Suns, and mainly new GM Ryan McDonough have been praised for rebuilding the franchise the correct way, and trying to use draft pick to build a quality team for the future.
The process was supposed to include a ton of losing while building an identity with a young core. Instead the Suns have played pretty decent, and don’t have the look of a franchise trying to tank.
Phoenix has acquired multiple future first round picks, and ample salary cap space to go after a max player and some complimentary talent in free agency.
Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com is reporting that the Suns are considering scrapping the planned rebuild, and trading some of those picks to try and win now.
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The Suns, obviously encouraged by a promising start and with several attractive assets at their disposal, are making it known around the league they are open to trading one or more picks in the loaded 2014 draft if they can get an established star capable of making an impact now, NBA.com has learned. …
“I think one of the things that’s important for people to realize is that we may not draft four players even if we have four picks,” McDonough told NBA.com. “Our preference would probably be to maybe package a few of them. We’re obviously all looking for stars and we feel like we can put together a package as good, if not better, than any other team in the league if and when a star becomes available. That’s kind of generally what we’ve wanted to do, not only with our draft-pick situation but also with the cap space that we’ve acquired.”