The Phoenix Suns were, quite simply, a dumpster fire last season. After failing to lure LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency with the addition of his friend, Tyson Chandler, the Suns still went into the season with hopes of competing for one of the final playoff spots in the West.

Instead, injuries, inconsistent play, and a fractured locker room made the Suns one of the most disappointing teams in the league, finishing with a 23-59 record. During one horrible stretch, Phoenix went 2-28, including a season-worst 13-game losing streak.

When they were winning at a near .500 clip, it was prior to Eric Bledsoe‘s torn meniscus. He, along with Brandon Knight, led the Suns with an interesting double point guard lineup that was a bit awkward at times, and reportedly led to tension in the locker room.

Now, as the franchise turns the page on this dark chapter and moves forward, they’re looking to do so with only one leading PG on the roster. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Suns are “determined to move either” Knight or Bledsoe before next season tips off.

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They already attempted to package Bledsoe with a lottery pick for Gordon Hayward, but Stein reports that the Utah Jazz didn’t budge. The Suns have both the 4th and 13th overall picks.

If they’re able to add sharp shooting guard Kris Dunn with the number four pick, parting ways with Bledsoe or Knight will seem pretty natural to opening up more minutes for Dunn in the backcourt.

Both players struggled with injuries last season, but when they were on the court, their numbers were nearly identical. In 31 games, Bledsoe averaged 20.4 points, 6.1 assists, and four rebounds. In Knight’s 52 games, he put up 19.6 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds a night.

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