If a pair of basketball superstars from some parallel universe came to earth to survey the free-agency scene, determined to find the best possible balance between money, franchise flexibility and a chance to wield their talents in tandem, the choice would almost be too easy:
The Phoenix Suns, of course.
Sadly, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony—both of whom Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Suns will indeed pursue—might not even know a good thing when they see it.
For LeBron, the concern is as much about winning as it is not duplicating the disaster that was The Decision.
Even if the James-Anthony pairing proves a pipe dream, the Suns remain in an enviable position: flush with cash, loaded with talent and poised to improve upon a surprise 48-win 2013-14 campaign.
With tens of millions in projected cap space at their disposal, the Suns stand to be big-time players this summer. What follows, then, are 10 potential stars Phoenix should think of pursuing in the coming days and weeks.