Suns Expressing Trade Interest in Malcolm Brogdon, John Collins

The Suns are entering the NBA’s new transactional phase on the lookout for veteran help, seemingly exploring multiple trades.Malcolm Brogdon

Among them: Celtics point guard Malcolm Brogdon and Hawks forward John Collins, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

Brogdon is coming off his first season in Boston and could be viewed as a potential replacement for Chris Paul, who’s expected to be traded or waived within the next two weeks. While Brogdon is hardly a flashy player, he’s always steady and a team-first guy who can score and assist.

Meanwhile, Collins is reportedly being made available again by the Hawks. That’s nothing new. If it’s trade season, odds are, Collins is mentioned. How he would fit or what the Suns might offer is another question. But Collins is another solid pro, and no team can have a shortage of those.

It’s not known what Suns GM James Jones is seeking this summer, beyond resolving the point guard spot. But with a new coach in Frank Vogel, you can bet the Suns will do some work to reshape the roster around Kevin Durant and Devin Booker.

As for Paul, he will be guaranteed $30.8 million for next season if he’s not waived before June 28. Since it’s not believed he Celtics nor Hawks have an interest in Paul, if the Suns hope to land Brogdon or Collins, they would likely need to bring in a third team.

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