So a lot of trade rumors have been going around about the Suns trying to acquire a star scoring option to put on their roster, I've heard Rudy Gay, ZBo, Pau Gasol, etc. One would figure that an all star PF that can play at the Suns quick pace and have the ability to score in a variety of ways while playing solid individual and help defense would be something that the Suns would be interested in. Frankly though I'm not sure if Millsap is exactly what the Suns are looking for, and I would love to have someone who watches more Suns basketball than I do clear me up on this.
Now the question is, is Ferry still interested in moving Millsap like everyone assumed at the beginning of the season? If he was, what sort of package would the hawks accept that the suns can offer, as well as how we would get salaries to match and if it would involve a third team. I've never been one for figuring out how three team trades work, so instead I'm more interested in finding out what pick(s) the Suns would be able to offer.
What I consider the beginning and cornerstone of any potential talks would be the transfer of the Lakers 2015 first round pick to the hawks. With the recent news of several of the top 2014 picks like Embiid considering staying in college another year, it makes the 2015 draft extremely appealing, and especially when one of the picks is from a team with the current 8th pick in the draft and has Gasol expiring, Nash injury prone, Kobe off the court for most of this season while on a huge new contract, and seriously contemplating a rebuild. It's possible that the Lakers improve, but seeing them as a playoff team next year while teams like NO and Sacramento are getting better is something I consider unlikely. I'm not sure if that is something that the Suns are willing to give up, but it is the first thing that Danny will ask for. After that, it's going to depend on what teams are involved, what the hawks are receiving in return, etc. but I would think the minnesota pick or a conditional pick from the suns would be the next thing on the table.
Interested in hearing feedback on this including your thoughts on losing millsap, what you would want, what the suns would want/give up, and how the trade would work. I understand it seems a little cold to consider trading our team's current star, but with how Mike Scott is performing and our chances of winning a second round matchup this year slim, I think Ferry should at least be willing to answer the call and listen to the offer from the Suns GM.