If there is one void on the roster that the Phoenix Suns desperately need to fill, it's at shooting guard.
The Suns currently own a dismal 12-22 record, but so many of those games came down to the last few minutes. You have to think that with a go-to scorer who has the ability to close out games, maybe the Suns could have notched several extra wins this season.
The Suns do have a few decent players capable of playing shooting guard in Shannon Brown, P.J Tucker and Jared Dudley. But as much as Shannon Brown likes to shoot the ball, he will never amount to Kobe Bryant, or Dwyane Wade, or even James Harden.
And that's OK. Brown can serve as a perfectly adequate sixth man. But the Suns need to find that next franchise cornerstone to place at shooting guard soon, before this rebuilding process gets out of control and we're having this same conversation five years from now.
The great thing is that this new player can be acquired in a number of ways. The team could sign a free agent, make a trade at the deadline or they could draft a potential star in next year's draft. He can be brought to Phoenix in any form, as long as it's before the start of next season.
Also, realize that this list is filled with reasonable and realistic options for the Suns. It might be nice to have Wade or Harden on the team, but neither of those players are going to hit the trade block anytime soon. The players featured on this list are either college prospects, upcoming free agents, or players who have been involved in trade rumors.
With that settled, here are seven players the Suns should consider acquiring before the start of the 2013-2014 season in order to shore up their current shooting guard situation.