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The Suns too well ranked to recover Bojan Bogdanovic?

Bojan Bogdanovic about to catch up on Jordan Clarkson? According to Arizona Sportsno less than four teams, like his (future ex-) teammate at Jazz, are interested in the profile of the winger: the Suns, the Lakers, the Mavs and the Knicks.

Knowing the obsession of Danny Ainge for the first draft rounds, it is difficult to see how a transaction around the Croatian could be set up without involving one or more “picks”. This is where the Suns would leave at a slight disadvantage compared to the others.

Despite its spectacular and premature exit from the road in the last playoffs, against Dallas in the conference semi-finals, the Arizona franchise is still expected to be at the top of the Western Conference next season. And by definition, the more a team wins, the less likely it is to be well placed to choose in the Draft.

After winning 64 games, the Suns did not have, theoretically, the… 30th choice of the last Draft. This “pick” belonged to the Thunder since the exchange mounted around Chris Paul. Ditto a year earlier, with a very modest 29th choice in the first round after a season with 51 successes.

But Phoenix, in addition to the second rounds of the Draft, has another asset in its game: expiring contracts. Those of Jae Crowder (10 million dollars), Dario Saric (9.2) or Torrey Craig (5), all “free agents” at the end of next season, are the most mentioned when it comes to imagining a trade for Bojan Bogdanovic.

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