The Phoenix Suns are coming off a disappointing season in which they finished 19-63, bad enough that they finished last in the Western Conference. There were few bright spots throughout the season, and now the team will look to upgrade their roster once more this offseason.
According to Hoop Central, one way the team will look to revamp their roster is by possibly trading forwards josh jackson and TJ Warren.
Correction on my Josh Jackson Tweet; spoke with @Gambo987, Suns have interest in trading 1-2 of their wings, depending on the price of Oubre in FA. If the price goes above $15 Million, Suns might let Oubre walk. If Oubre re-signs, Josh and/or TJ Warren are likely to be dealt
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 14, 2019
It seems that the Suns would prefer to hold on to Kelly Oubre, but he has probably played well enough to earn close to a $15 million contract. If they can hold on to him, one of Jackson or Warren becomes expendable.
Considering recent news and statistics, the one most likely to go will probably be Jackson. He recently got into a mix up with the law at Rolling Loud Festival and was arrested for attempting to repeatedly enter a VIP area he didn’t have access to.
Statistically, Warren has been a superior player. Last year, Warren averaged 18 points a game on 49 percent shooting from the field, 43 percent from three, and only 1.2 turnovers a game. Meanwhile, Jackson averaged 11.5 points on 41 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from three.
However, Warren’s history has been scarred with health issues. In five seasons, he has only played 201 games. Jackson has already played 156 in just two years. Teams will also be more likely to take a flyer on Jackson, who was the fourth overall pick in 2017.
The Suns will have a tough decision ahead of them as they look to rebuild off a horrendous campaign.