The Suns already made a big splash during the NBA trade deadline when they sent 4 first-round picks along with Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Jae Crowder for Kevin Durant and T.J. Warren just a week ago.
However, the Suns were hoping to land another superstar talent who was also teammates with both Durant and Warren as they were in on bringing both Durant and Kyrie Irving to pair with Devin Booker in hopes to build an unguardable big three according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.
The Suns were hoping to somehow land both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant at the trade deadline.
Whole league would've been in serious trouble.
(via Jake Fischer) pic.twitter.com/LmZ8bge2Jt
— Basketball Forever (@bballforever_) February 14, 2023
This also goes back to the point of the Suns being active in the free-agent pool this summer amongst point guards. With Chris Paul getting up there in age, it makes sense to look to get younger at the position while still hoping to compete for championships moving forward.
This also doesn’t stop the Suns from pursuing Irving in the summer if he doesn’t resign with the Dallas Mavericks and ESPN Columnist Brian Windhorst believes the Suns are a destination that Irving may want to go to.
"If you think this is over, it ain't over. Kyrie really was interested in being in Phoenix, so just start thinking about that."
Brian Windhorst on Kyrie Irving possibly going to the Suns next offseason 👀 pic.twitter.com/6CVFrhPgNM
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 9, 2023
This offseason is going to be very interesting for Suns fans everywhere. Until then, the Suns are hoping to embark on a championship quest this season and worry about the offseason later.