NBA Rumors: Two Phoenix Suns Said To Be Available For Trade

The Phoenix Suns have their man in the middle back, with Deandre Ayton re-signed. But they're not done making moves this offseason. Now sitting at about $16M over the luxury tax line after matching Ayton's max offer sheet, the Suns will look to clear out some salary, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

The Suns' accounting has gotten quite expensive, and league personnel still categorize Jae Crowder and Dario Saric as trade candidates entering this season to clear necessary wiggle room on Phoenix's books.

Crowder will earn $10.2M this season, while Saric is down for $9.2M. Phoenix will look to get off both of those salaries to help with the bottom line.

The 32-year-old Crowder has spent the last two seasons with the Suns, where he's compiled averages of 9.7 points, 5 rebounds, and a three-point shooting mark of 36.9%. The Suns are his 7th team in 10 seasons in the league. 

Saric missed the entire 2021-22 season with a torn ACL, but spent the previous two years in Phoenix, putting up numbers very similar to Crowder, with 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, and 35.4% from long distance.

His recovery from the ACL tear took a detour when he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right meniscus two months ago. The 28-year-old is with his 3rd team in his five years in the league.

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