Suns On Lookout For Veteran Point Guard

Trying to go through the season without a true point guard didn’t work so well for the Phoenix Suns. Anyone who saw the Suns get swept by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the NBA playoffs could tell you that.James Jones, Phoenix Suns, NBA

So after hiring coach Mike Budenholzer, it appears the Suns’ next order of business is looking for a point man to run the show alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal, as relayed by John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports (via RealGM).

But in order to land one, head of basketball operations James Jones may have to trade one of the current role players — or perhaps several.

“The Suns want to add a true point guard that can play 20-plus minutes per game,” RealGM wrote. “Phoenix went most of last season without a true point guard in their rotation.”

But that’s not all. Phoenix would also like to add an athletic wing and perhaps a backup center, per Gambadoro.

That’s great and all, but Phoenix is severely limited in what it can do thanks to the hefty salaries being doled out to Durant, Booker and Beal.

“As a second-apron team, the Suns are limited in how they can add talent this summer,” RealGM wrote. “Phoenix can re-sign their own free agents, sign draft picks and sign players to minimum contracts. The Suns can also make trades, but those trades are heavily restricted. Phoenix can’t aggregate player salaries together. They also can’t take back any more money than they send out in a trade.”

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