Report: Suns’ top point-guard target is Clippers’ Patrick Beverley
The Suns were reportedly targeting the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Pacers’ Cory Joseph and Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie.
One of those point guards apparently stands above the others.
The Suns trading for Beverley could make sense. Phoenix badly needs a point guard, and Beverley could fit with high-scoring Devin Booker like he did with James Harden. L.A. has plenty of players capable of being lead guards – Beverley, Lou Williams, Milos Teodosic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jerome Robinson, Jawun Evans and Tyrone Wallace – and has already gone toward taking a step back to this season to position for the future.
But a second-rounder if far too little for Beverley. If that’s all the Suns will offer, there’s nothing realistic about this.
On the other hand, an unprotected first-rounder would be too much for Phoenix to surrender.
Perhaps, there’s a middle ground – a protected first-rounder (with Troy Daniels used to match salary). It’s just a matter of negotiating the protections and determining whether there’s common ground.