I didn't post this before because I thought there was little substance to it, but according to reports the Suns are prepared to offer Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson, and a First Round Pick for Kyrie Irving.
I'll just go ahead and say it - I think this would be a TERRIBLE trade for the Suns. First of all, I've always thought that Kyrie is overrated, and that while he is a better scorer than Bledsoe he is not a better offensive facilitator. His scoring increase is definitely not worth Jackson and a first round pick. Secondly, Kyrie ALSO doesn't fit the timeline well with the rest of the Suns. He's 25 now, while Booker, Chriss, and Bender are 20, 20, and 19 respectively. Kyrie would start his decline once those three were in their prime if he theoretically stayed around. Which brings us to the third point - KYRIE LIKELY WOULD LEAVE IN TWO YEARS. His contract only has the next two years on it, and Phoenix was not one of the places he said he wanted to be traded to. If he grows unhappy, he could even request another trade next year, meaning the Suns only get one good year out of him. And fourth - the Suns obviously aren't going to win a championship next year, and GETTING KYRIE WON'T CHANGE THAT. In a stacked Western Conference, the Suns would likely be fighting for a 7 or 8 seed, only to face a team like the Warriors or Spurs round 1. Trading away rebuilding assets for one or two years of a star when you won't be competitive is just mind boggling to me. For the Cavs, this would be a fantastic trade. It allows them to stay competitive now while getting a high first round pick and Jackson for the future. That's especially important since LeBron is not guaranteed to remain with the Cavs after this upcoming season. So if LeBron leaves but it only takes two years for Jackson and the high first round pick for next year to make them competitive again, we can look to the Suns. (Swap by @swapkingdom)
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