Although the Phoenix Suns have had a rough few years recently I think they will surprise everyone this season. Devin Booker looks to become and All-Star and one of the best scorers in the league, DeAndre Ayton can be a better shooting DeAndre Jordan and they have some nice pieces like TJ Warren, Trevor Ariza and Josh Jackson.
The Suns need to rediscover the up-tempo style of play that defined them last decade. They have the guys they need to run the floor and play good defense. I don’t think they will make the Playoffs but they will be in the mix.
At the moment Booker is their only good ball-handler since the Suns just traded Brandon Knight to the Rockets for Ryan Anderson and Booker’s role is to score, the Suns need a point guard to feed the other players and to run the floor with them. With that then they will have a good enough roster for it to grow into something positive which the city of Phoenix desperately needs right now.
3. TJ McConnell
The Suns now have a good core to hand and all they need is a decent point guard to finish the job. If the 76ers want to keep Markelle Fultz then trading McConnell makes sense. TJ is a scrappy point guard who has shown great toughness and tenacity during his time in Philadelphia.
Swapping TJ for a 2nd round pick plus some added cash would give the Suns the defensive minded point guard they need. TJ would also see more game time which would allow him to prove to the NBA world that he is worth a long-term deal.
2. Ish Smith
Smith is an experienced player who would bring veteran leadership to a very young Suns squad. He had a good season with the Pistons last year as he averaged nearly 11 points a game along with 4.4 assists.
The Suns need a player who won’t take a lot of shots thus allowing the likes of Booker, Warren and Ayton to do the bulk of the work on offense. Smith is a very solid option that is low risk, low reward.
1. George Hill
If the Suns wanted a really steady hand at the point guard then look no further than George Hill. He hit over 41% of his 3s last season and has the veteran experience needed to guide this young squad.
Tyson Chandler has only 1 year left on his contract so trading him and a 2nd round pick would offload his remaining salary and get the Suns the point they need to really sure up their franchise and allow them to push forward in contending for a Playoff spot.