The Phoenix Suns might be scuffing now, piling up the losses without their star Devin Booker on the floor, but soon enough, they could go back to their days of prominence, expected to swing for the fences with some genuine pieces already in place.
Following the score of a starting point guard in Elfrid Payton for a mere second-round pick, the Suns are expected to pursue unrestricted free agent DeMarcus Cousins during the summer, as multiple sources said Phoenix tried to deal for him prior to the 2017 trade deadline, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.
“Nonetheless, the Suns are positioned to swing for the fences, and the time to do so could be coming soon,” wrote O'Connor.
The Suns have also been rumored to have their eyes set on soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee Jason Kidd, who was fired as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on late January, following a falling out with the locker room.
Even if Cousins chose to remain playing next to Anthony Davis in New Orleans, the Suns still have great chances of garnering the top pick in the draft, currently sporting the worst record in the league, and likely to take a chance on the top center available in DeAndre Ayton.