NBA Teams That Are 1 Trade Away from Landing a Star

July 30th, 2013 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Here's a new one. Your team struggling to put those rebuilding days behind it? Just find yourself a "disgruntled" star—presumably in the hope he becomes a little less disgruntled on account of the greener grass and all.

That's one way to do it, anyway, and it's crossed new Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough's mind (via HOOPSWORLD's Steve Kyler):

“We could have as many as three [picks] next year and two the year after,” McDonough said to Adam Green of

“When teams have maybe a disgruntled superstar, what are they looking for in return? Well, they’re looking for picks, that’s what they want.

“I think we’re well positioned to strike if and when the next disgruntled superstar becomes available.”

Sounds appetizing, huh?

The Suns aren't exactly in any position to be picky. And if one of those disgruntled stars is—oh I don't know—DeMarcus Cousins, well, you suck it up and see what happens.

The trade market may seem like a second-best means of roster improvement to the casual fan. Why lose something of value when fre ...

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