Report: Phoenix Suns Turn Down Mavericks' 4-Player Trade Offer

The Phoenix Suns can talk about wanting to double-down on Deandre Ayton all they like, but teams are going to keep coming at them with offers. Everyone saw how unhappy he was there, right from training camp. 

The latest big trade offer has come from the Dallas Mavericks. According to plugged-in Dallas Insider Marc Stein, the Mavs made the Suns with a three-for-one offer.

Dallas offered a perimeter scorer, Tim Hardaway Jr., and two big men, Richaun Holmes (whom they just acquired in a Draft Day trade with Sacramento last week), and JaVale McGee.

“The talks with Dallas were not going to furnish Phoenix with any future first-round draft compensation," said Stein, "but initially held appeal to the Suns, sources say, because it would have given them two players they like in Hardaway and Holmes who could plug into a rotation with numerous vacancies in support of the newly formed star trio.”  

It's true, the Suns have some glaring holes and a very thin bench after the Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal trades, but they would also have had to take on one player (and a contract) that they didn't like in McGee, who still has two years and $12M to run on his deal. 

And besides, if we are to believe Suns new head coach Frank Vogel, he really wants to work with Ayton, believing he can get the best yet out of the center. With trade talk sure to continue, we'll have to see if he gets that chance. 

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