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If Robert Sarver wants to be cheap, this could be a pivot move for the Suns


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Pistons

Pistons

+3 players ($19.1m) +3 picks,
Cap Impact - $912K
  • Lonnie Walker IV

    TO

    Lonnie Walker IV
    SG, 6' 4", -3.47 LEBRON
    Team Option, Movement Shooter

    $4.4M

    1yr

    27
  • Jalen Smith
    Jalen Smith
    PF, 6' 10", -1.44 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $4.4M

    3yrs

    24
  • Al-Farouq Aminu

    PO

    Al-Farouq Aminu
    SF, 6' 8", -0.72 LEBRON
    Player Option, Stretch Big

    $10.1M

    1yr

    27
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    27
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    via IND
    27
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    via CHI
    27

-4  Wins

+16.14  MPG

-4.64  Off.

-1.20  Def.

Suns

Suns

+2 players ($28.8m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $3.1M
  • Jakob Poeltl
    Jakob Poeltl
    C, 7' 1", 2.06 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $8.7M

    2yrs

    27
  • Jerami Grant
    Jerami Grant
    PF, 6' 8", 0.2 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $20.0M

    2yrs

    9
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    via CHI
    27

+2  Wins

+6.78  MPG

-0.65  Off.

+2.49  Def.

Spurs

Spurs

+2 players ($21.1m),
Cap Impact - $2.2M
  • Deandre Ayton

    TO

    Deandre Ayton
    C, 6' 11", 1.21 LEBRON
    Team Option, Post Scorer

    $12.6M

    1yr

    24
  • Dario Saric
    Dario Saric
    PF, 6' 10", 0.65 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $8.5M

    2yrs

    24

+2  Wins

-22.92  MPG

+5.29  Off.

-1.29  Def.

DeAndre Ayton isn't a max player, but if he wants to draw the line in the sand at nothing short of a max contract, Robert Sarver could be cheap about it and trade Ayton.

Suns

STARTING FIVE

  • Chris Paul

  • Devin Booker

  • Mikal Bridges

  • Jerami Grant

  • Jakob Poeltl

BENCH

  • Cam Payne

  • Landry Shamet

  • Jae Crowder

  • Cam Johnson

  • Javale McGee

To look on the bright side of the trade, the Suns do get better defensively and are arguably a better win-now team. Sadly, losing the upside of Ayton makes this trade a L for the Suns still.


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