NBA trade rumours: Phoenix Suns have expressed interest in Harrison Barnes

By | November 19, 2022

It is formally that particular time of the yr once more for NBA: Commerce rumor season. Athletic’s Shams Charania is again with all of your favorites of the yr similar to: the Atlanta Hawks purchase John Collins, the Philadelphia 76ers are open to buying and selling Tobias Harris and, in fact, the New York Knicks need to make an change.

One other rumor Charania talked about that Sacramento Kings followers are accustomed to is {that a} staff has expressed curiosity in buying and selling for Harrison Barnes. This yr, that staff is the Phoenix Suns.

Here’s what Charania wrote:

The Suns have a handful of early gamers to maneuver, however given the staff’s impending change in possession, it is also unsure what number of future property the present regime can transfer. Moreover, the Suns have expressed curiosity in forwards similar to Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes, Washington’s Kyle Kuzma and Houston’s KJ Martin, league sources mentioned.

Earlier this season, Phoenix misplaced a key participant in promising younger ahead Cam Johnson, who suffered a meniscus harm that required surgical procedure. Though HB lacks the explosion and athleticism of younger Johnson, he can counter with veteran expertise that will absolutely profit a staff that already has its fundamentals.

The Suns are additionally coming off a tumultuous offseason, as very massive points with possession and entrance workplace conduct depart plenty of questions concerning the staff’s future. As Charania talked about in his article, it isn’t clear how a lot adjustments this entrance workplace is allowed to make. In my thoughts, it is arduous to see HB value a primary spherical. He’s off to one of many worst statistical begins of his profession and might be 31 on the finish of this season. Sure, buying and selling draft picks is all the time a threat, however buying and selling one for HB would turn out to be excessive threat and low reward.

It is also vital to notice that the Kings are enjoying nice basketball proper now and actually needn’t change their roster. They’ve depth, nice chemistry and simply have enjoyable enjoying ball evening after evening. Buying and selling HB might harm the staff as a lot because it might enhance it.

Until the Suns supply the Kings a commerce they simply cannot refuse – which just about definitely would not occur – I feel it might be finest for the Kings to sit down again and depart the beam… sorry… let the staff trip this wave they’re on proper now. Though they’re now not placing up loopy numbers, a vet like Barnes can nonetheless be a useful member of the locker room. The Kings are nonetheless fairly younger, so having HB as an on-court coach might pay dividends later this yr, they usually definitely should not be in a rush to maneuver him.