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The Suns Tried To Trade Devin Booker For Kristaps Porzingis In 2017

Kristaps Porzingis

You ever sit back and think, "man, what could have been?"

With Kristaps Porzingis now in Dallas, let's reflect on the time he was almost sent to Phoenix.

Back in the 2017 offseason, when things were so very different than they are now, former team president Phil Jackson put Kristaps on the trade block. And while no deal was reached at the time we know, thanks to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post, that they received quite a number of interesting offers for the Latvian star.

“Twenty months ago, the Celtics offered a boatload of young assets, and the Suns were prepared to ship Devin Booker and swap a draft pick that would have placed the Knicks in position to draft Lauri Markkanen. Former team president Phil Jackson thought the Finnish big man was built sturdier than Porzingis and would become more durable.”

Had the deal went down, who knows what might've happened.

Porzingis obviously didn't work out with the Knicks, but maybe things would have gone better in Phoenix.

The Knicks would have Devin Booker, a young scorer who seems very loyal despite the current state of his team.

It just goes to show how one decides to do nothing can change so much.