Suns' Depth Dilemma: Ayton Trade

The Phoenix Suns currently have three star players in Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal, but lack depth and financial flexibility.

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Star players

With only five guards, one wing, and one center on the roster, the team needs to address their lack of depth in order to compete effectively.

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Roster limitations

The combined salaries of Booker, Durant, Beal, and Deandre Ayton put the team close to the luxury tax threshold, limiting their ability to make additional signings.

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Salary constraints

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Ayton's contract

Ayton's rookie max contract of $132 million over four years adds to the team's financial constraints.

Despite Ayton's offensive prowess as a big man, his potential trade value and the potential benefits of a change of scenery make him an attractive trade option for the Suns.

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Trade potential

The Suns recognize the importance of depth and will likely explore a trade involving Ayton to address their roster needs.

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Depth importance

The team's limited financial resources make a Deandre Ayton trade a logical decision for the Suns' management.

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Management decision


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