Phoenix Suns Reportedly Pursuing Big Name In Buyout Market

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The Phoenix Suns are officially all-in on chasing a ring right now.

They’ve never brought one home in the organization’s 55-year history, but they made a move at the trade deadline to try and bring that drought to an end.

They traded Mikal Bridges, 4 1st round picks, a pick swap, and a couple more players to the Nets to land superstar Kevin Durant.

They are now one of the favorites to win the NBA title.

Then they went out and added Terrence Ross in the buyout market.

Despite having already made those moves, they may not quite be done.

According to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, the Suns are pursuing Derrick Rose in the buyout market.

I’m not really sure how much Derrick Rose would play right now for the Phoenix Suns. They already have Chris Paul playing 32 minutes per game and they have Cameron Payne backing him up. What I do know, is that it would be impossible for him to play less than he is for the New York Knicks right now.

He hasn’t actually been bought out yet by the Knicks and they aren’t expect to buy him out, but there isn’t really much reason for them to keep him on their roster right now. Rose hasn’t appeared in a game for them in 2023 and they are unlikely to pick up his team option for next season.

Rose isn’t the star that he used to be, but proved over the past couple of years that he still had some gas left in the tank. Adding him could allow the Suns to reduce Paul’s minutes a bit down the stretch to try and keep him healthy for the playoff run and would give them some insurance in case of an injury at the position.

The Phoenix Suns have proven they’ll do whatever they have to for that ring and a move for Derrick Rose could be next.