Analyzing the Impact of the NBA Trade Deadline: Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, and More

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and the Phoenix Suns were one of the most active teams in the market. After a flurry of deals, the Suns have seven potential targets in the buyout market.

The Suns were one of the biggest winners of the deadline, as they acquired All-Star guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a package centered around Kelly Oubre Jr. and Ricky Rubio. They also acquired center Jae Crowder from the Memphis Grizzlies and guard Abdel Nader from the Houston Rockets.

The Suns also made a move to bolster their bench, trading for guard E’Twaun Moore and forward Dario Saric from the New Orleans Pelicans. These moves have put the Suns in the driver’s seat in the Western Conference, and they are now poised to make a deep playoff run.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Denver Nuggets were among the biggest losers of the deadline. The Lakers failed to make a splash in the trade market, while the Mavericks and Nuggets both failed to add the pieces they needed to compete for a championship.

The Western Conference is now wide open, and the Suns appear to be the team to beat. With seven potential targets in the buyout market, the Suns could add the final pieces to their championship puzzle and make a run at the title.