Phoenix Suns Rumors: Team Interested In 5 Point Guards As CP3 Replacement

Yes, we've heard the splashy rumors that the Phoenix Suns might be interested in landing a big fish to replace Chris Paul, if he is indeed let go. James Harden as a possibility for Phoenix and Kyrie Irving are the two blockbuster names that have been mentioned.

But assuming the Suns can't pull off something that large, there are several other reasonable and more affordable point guard options that they have on their radar. There are five names to watch, according to Insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports:

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks

Good luck on this one. The Knicks highly value Quickley, who burst into prominence in the second half of the season, becoming one of the most important players in their run into the playoffs. He is a Sixth Man of the Year finalist, and the Suns have been fans of his dating back to the 2020 Draft.

Gabe Vincent, Miami Heat

The Heat guard has had a breakthrough performance in the playoffs, averaging 13.6 points on 40.2% shooting from distance. Many league execs expect the unrestricted free agent to earn a contract well above the full mid-level exception.

Payton Pritchard, Boston Celtics

The C's little-used backup has requested a trade, and made no bones about the fact that he wants a bigger role. He's shown, in small samples, that he can handle it.

Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings

The hard-nosed, defensive point guard fell off offensively in his sophomore season, but can still bring it on D.

Monte Morris, Washington Wizards

The Wiz are likely in for substantial changes under new management this offseason, and the Suns have been monitoring Morris.

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