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Ex-NBA GM Wes Wilcox believes Suns could trade Devin Booker in the near future

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Former NBA general manager Wes Wilcox believes that franchise superstar Devin Booker is unlikely to stay with the Phoenix Suns in the next several years.

In an interview with Jared Greenberg of NBA TV, Wilcox was asked who he thinks among Kevin Love, Bradley Beal, Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, Andre Iguodala, and Booker will be traded soon. Wilcox said that he thinks Booker, along with Wiggins, will be traded in the “future.”

“Of these six names, Chris Paul and Iguodala, we know that they’re in the trade market and they’re available,” Wilcox said. “Of these other four names, we can probably take Wiggins and Booker into the future.”

Booker’s name has been mentioned in numerous trade rumors before because of the state of the Suns franchise. The Suns have not made the playoffs since the 2009-10 season. In the last four seasons, they have failed to win more than 24 games in a season. In the previous season, they only managed to rack up 19 wins against 63 defeats.

The 22-year-old guard has spent his entire four-year career in Phoenix. He has been very vocal about his intentions of staying in the desert, especially after signing a five-year contract extension worth $158 million last summer. After securing an extension, he averaged career-highs 26.6 points and 6.8 assists per game last season.