The Sacramento Kings reportedly are willing to help facilitate a multi-team trade involving Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Jimmy Butler by using their salary cap space.
Now, another team could get into the trade discussions as a third team to help a deal go through.
Here’s the latest from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Butler’s reported preference is to be dealt to the Miami Heat. The Heat have an All-Star point guard in Goran Dragic who they potentially could dangle in any trade.
The Suns’ desire to find a quality starting point guard has been well-documented. They reportedly were interested in Kyrie Irving last summer before the Cleveland Cavaliers ultimately sent him to the Boston Celtics. The Suns reportedly have even tried to acquire Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier.
If the Suns could get Dragic in this Butler trade scenario, that would be very beneficial for a Phoenix squad hoping to make a substantial jump up the standings this season. Jeff Teague is not as much of an upgrade as Dragic, but the T-Wolves point guard certainly is a better player than the Suns’ current options.
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