NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns "Expected To Be Incredibly Active" On Trade Front

The Phoenix Suns took their shot at landing Kyrie Irving, but it fell short. That doesn't mean, however, that they're done this week. Leading up to Thursday's 3:00PM ET trade deadline, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the Suns "are expected to be incredibly active over the next several days to add to the roster." 

The Suns want to continue building around All-NBA star Devin Booker, center Deandre Ayton and forwards Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson.

                                                           —NBA Insider Shams Charania, The Athletic 

Looking at the list of the core that Charania notes for the Suns going forward, one name is noticeably absent. 37-year-old future Hall of Famer Chris Paul.

"The future of Chris Paul is uncertain beyond this season," wrote Charania, and in fact, the Suns included him as part of their offer to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving. 

CP3 still has $15.8M guaranteed for next season (half of the $30M+ on his contract), and it's unknown what the Suns have in mind for the 18-year veteran.

Paul is averaging 13.8 points—down over four points from his career average—8.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 threes and 1.4 steals in 34 games this season, missing multiple contests due to injury.

It's been noted around the league that the Suns are one of the prime suitors for Toronto Raptors' point guard Fred VanVleet, but it's unknown where those discussions stand. Phoenix has also been linked to the Raptors' OG Anunoby. 

The Suns are currently 29-26, which is the fifth-best record in the Western Conference.

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