"If the Lakers were to move James, it presumably would be to acquire the treasure trove of future picks they currently lack."
"A Western Conference scout pointed to the Phoenix Suns as a far more ideal candidate should they find themselves once again falling short this season in their quest for the franchise’s first championship, after reaching the Finals two years ago and then getting knocked out in a seven-game, second-round series by Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks last year."
"The Suns have a solid core with Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but they may need another piece to get over the hump in the West, especially since they were knocked out in the second round of the playoffs last season."
"The Suns have proved themselves quite capable of getting close, but I think they need a little bit more if they want to get to where they want,' the scout said. ‘One more ball handler and playmaker.'"
Source: Ric Bucher