With his teams struggling to score, it seemed like a perfect time for the Phoenix Suns to trade their leading scorer.
But the Suns didn’t do it.
Instead, they went with a big, three-time All-Star point guard in the process, adding a second star to the roster and a young player that was just starting to develop into a solid player.
While they got the big man in the deal, Phoenix still has plenty of cap room to sign players as well.
The Suns had $9.8 million remaining on their cap this summer, so they could go out and spend it this summer on veteran free agents, such as shooting guard Eric Bledsoe, big man DeMarcus Cousins and guard Goran Dragic.
They also could potentially add a third star in the draft.
And there’s a good chance the Suns could get a second round pick back from the Clippers in the form of a trade.
However, the Suns are expected to make a big push to land Bledtoe in the coming days, as they are expected meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
If that doesn’t happen, the Phoenix front office will likely keep the big men in mind as they look to trade for another big man.