NBA Rumors: Clippers & Suns Battling Over 4 Available Point Guards On Market

The Battle for Point Guards continues on the NBA trade circuit, as two teams with different needs are jockeying for position. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns both are in the point guard market, and each has been linked to Fred VanVleet, Kyle LowryTerry Rozier and D’Angelo Russell, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

And Fischer says one team seems to be a more likely destination:

The Clippers have been categorized as the franchise most inclined to land one of the veteran point guards currently on the block. Former All-Star ball handler John Wall has been sidelined with an abdominal strain, and that was after Los Angeles already began scouring the market for backcourt reinforcements. The Clippers have a stable of rotation-caliber players on movable salaries, and fourth-year forward Terance Mann has no shortage of suitors around the league, sources said.

While Reggie Jackson has been in and out of the rotation all year and Wall has not had the impact they had hoped, even when healthy (which he is not currently), the Clippers are looking for a starter at the point. 

The Suns, on the other hand, are more gauging the market "with an eye toward finding ball-handlers who could both relieve Chris Paul during this season’s playoff push, sources said, and potentially replace Paul in the future."

CP3 is 37, and is clearly slowing down. He's missed 21 games this season with an assortment of ailments, and is averaging career-lows with 13.8 points and 1.4 steals, along with 8.6 assists. 

Of the aforementioned group, VanVleet would seem to be both teams' top choice, though he will be a free agent this offseason, looking for a hefty raise. 

Rozier isn't a true natural point guard, Lowry is battling a knee injury and will miss the next three games, while Russell isn't 100% on the trade block. 

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