The Phoenix Suns have a glut of guards heading into the season and it will likely lead to a lot of tension as they battle out for minutes. The latest NBA rumors suggest that the Suns will be trading Brandon Knight to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team deal that also involves the Denver Nuggets.
According to the website called NBA-Trade-Rumors.com, the Kings will acquire Knight from the Suns with Denver sending Wilson Chandler and a second round pick to Phoenix. Sacramento then gives up Omri Casspi to Nuggets, as well as a protected first-round pick.
However, the trade is not a plausible since the Kings will be over the salary cap and it will not be approved by the NBA, per the ESPN Trade Machine. The $12 million salary of Brandon Knight would be too much for the Kings as Casspi’s salary is only $2.9 million.
Sacramento has been looking for a starting point guard this offseason following the departure of Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison’s domestic violence case. The team signed Ty Lawson to a one-year deal but he also has some persona issues of his own.
On the other hand, the Suns just announced that Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker will be the team’s starting backcourt in the upcoming season, leaving Brandon Knight as the sixth man. It might work at first but the Suns have tried shopping Knight in the offseason which means it’s only a matter of time before a trade happens.
One possible trade to consider for the Kings and Suns without the help of the Nuggets is trading Knight for Rudy Gay. The Kings are will get a starting point guard while the Suns dump the big contract of Knight since Gay is going to be a free agent at the end of the season. The trade works according to the ESPN Trade Machine.
Nevertheless, these are just NBA rumors at the moment and should be taken with a grain of salt. Trades are rare with several weeks before the start of the regular season but expect things to hit up towards the end of the year.
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