The Phoenix Suns are in the market for a point guard to help out with Devin Booker next season. And it seems they have identified 23-year-old D’Angelo Russell as the perfect fit. He could be available this summer, subject to the Brooklyn Nets being able to sign Kyrie Irving. If that move does go through, pundits speculate that D’Angelo Russell will look to move elsewhere rather than be a rotation option.
Phoenix Suns a possible destination for D’Angelo Russell
The Phoenix Suns have emerged as a possible destination for D’Angelo Russell, and his strong friendship with Devin Booker should help with the talks as well.
ESPN report that should the chance to land Russell arise, the Suns will make the necessary adjustments to their salary budget. Seeing that the Suns have on $14 million in cap space left, that is a major issue for any deal for Russell. And it is not as if the point guard is short of suitors- after his excellent NBA campaign, a lot of teams will be ready to sign him on a max contract.
A lot of interest in D’Angelo Russell
The latest team in a long list of teams interested in Russell are the Los Angeles Lakers. Russell is open for a move, but only for the right price and pay, reports suggest. The Lakers do have a better salary cap situation than the Suns, so they should be able to offer Russell the big money.
Anyway, both the Lakers and the Suns and the Lakers have a lot of changes to make if they are looking to add D’Angelo Russell or any other high profile player. They must choose carefully- there is a lot of talent available for free this summer.