All is well with the Phoenix Suns at the moment, save for some injuries to a few bench players. The Suns own the best record in the league and once again look like they can make a deep run in the playoffs.
Still, Phoenix could use some upgrades to fortify the roster even further. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Suns are looking to make an upgrade on the wing. One of their targets is Eric Gordon, formerly a teammate of Chris Paul.
Phoenix has maintained its efforts to move Dario Saric, and it appears the Suns are searching for an upgrade to their wing rotation. Eric Gordon has been linked by league personnel as a possible target, as he and Chris Paul shared a successful stint in Houston. Of note with Gordon here: The veteran guard’s contract becomes fully guaranteed for 2023-24 if his team wins the championship and Gordon reaches a minutes requirement.
Paul and Gordon spent two years together playing with the Houston Rockets. The 33-year-old Gordon is a strong 3-and-D wing that the Suns could use as an offensive spark plug or in the backcourt with Paul and Devin Booker. He is averaging 14.3 points and shooting 42.9 percent on 3-pointers.
The Rockets haven’t signaled that they want to move on from Gordon but based on the rebuilding state of the roster, they could reasonably trade him away.
With Paul in a groove and the Suns continuing to dominate, they should be fine no matter who they bring in (or don’t bring in) ahead of next week’s trade deadline.