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Welcome to Part 2 of the Phoenix Suns Trade Deadline primer! In Part 1 on Monday, we covered tons of ambitious, realistic and last-resort trade targets for the Suns to consider ahead of the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline. Trading Jae Crowder is obviously a must, and addressing needs like ball-handling, shot creation and size/rebounding at the 4 would be helpful…

In Part 1 of the 2023 Phoenix Suns trade deadline primer, here are some realistic and ambitious trade targets.

There haven’t been this many Phoenix Suns trade rumors out in the open during James Jones’ tenure since…well, quite possibly ever. The trade buzz reached a fever pitch over the summer with Kevin Durant, but over the last few weeks, name after name has come up in conjunction with the Suns. That’s reassuring news for a fanbase waiting for resolution on the Jae Crowder front. Trading his $10.2 million expiring salary somewhere before the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline on Feb. 9 is a top item on Mat Ishbia’s checklist, and it’s no secret the Suns could use some help in a few key areas: ball-handling in the backcourt, shot creation in general, and rebounding/size at the 4-spot. Trading for a…

Jae Crowder apparently wants a trade from the Phoenix Suns.

Jay-Z should feel bad for the Suns; they’ve got 99 problems and Jae Crowder is one. It’s been a long, brutal, drama-filled summer for Phoenix. After winning a league-best 64 games and cementing themselves as title favorites, the last few months have included: The Suns coughing up a 2-0 series lead, getting steamrolled by 35 at home in Game 7 for the most embarrassing playoff loss in franchise history against an inferior Dallas Mavericks teamPhoenix falling short of championship aspirations with an infamous second-round exitReports of a COVID-19 outbreak during that seriesSoap-opera drama surrounding Deandre Ayton after his sideline blowup with Monty Williams in Game 7 and signing a max offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers that was immediately matched…

If the Phoenix Suns can't land Kevin Durant, here are five potential trades they should pivot toward.

At this point in the offseason, the Phoenix Suns appear to be in a holding pattern, waiting for their chance to land Kevin Durant. Most of the notable free agents are already off the board, and roster spots have filled up quickly. Deandre Ayton finally found resolution after the Suns matched a four-year, $133 million max offer sheet from the...

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