My Blog

Reporter Says Suns Are Interested In Key Blazers Player

The Phoenix Suns logo is seen on the court before the NBA game against the Orlando Magic at US Airways Center on December 11, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Magic 106-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


One of the biggest storylines in the NBA this summer has been Damian Lillard’s trade demand and his desire to be sent to the Miami Heat.

While a report indicated the Portland Trail Blazers want to move Lillard before the start of training camp, there has been little, if any, progress made in that area.

But there is another Blazers player who has been brought up in trade rumors: veteran center Jusuf Nurkic.

John Gambadoro, per NBACentral, says the Phoenix Suns are one team interested in landing Nurkic.

The Suns have assembled quite a formidable roster over the last several months by mortgaging almost all of their draft picks, not to mention three good players in Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges, and Cameron Johnson, to acquire Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.

However, those deals have left them with little depth and a roster that doesn’t appear to have the potential to become a good defensive team.

Center Deandre Ayton can be penciled in for 10 rebounds and at least 15 points just about every night, but he isn’t a rim protector or much of a defensive presence overall.

Some feel the Suns should be the favorites to come out of the Western Conference, but if their defense ends up being merely mediocre, they will be eminently beatable come playoff time.

Nurkic may not be a big-time shot blocker, but he is a 6-foot-11, 290-pound rock of concrete who could give Phoenix a physically imposing presence in the middle.

He has three years left on his contract, and he will make over $19 million in the final year of that deal.

Kevin Durant Praises Suns Teammate In New Hype Video

Related posts

Luka Doncic Sounds Off On Unsung Aspect Of His Game


US Open: Andy Murray sweat tests come back clear as cause of cramp remains unknown ahead ahead of Flushing Meadows | Tennis News


JJ Redick Has Candid Reaction To Jaylen Brown’s New Contract


Leave a Comment