NBA Trade Rumors: Suns Shopping No. 6 Draft Pick for PG Amid Lonzo Ball BuzzJune 3, 2019
The Phoenix Suns landed the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, but they might not end up using it.
Jonathan Givony of ESPN reported that "Phoenix's front office has told rival NBA teams it's open to trading this pick if the right veteran guard is available."
If the Suns do stay at No. 6, Givony predicted they'd select guard Jarrett Culver out of Texas Tech.
These trade rumors come on the heels of Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports Radio reporting the Suns are one of two teams offering their lottery pick for Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball:
However, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reported the Suns did not offer their pick for Ball.
The organization could be desperate for a splash after going nine straight years without a playoff appearance. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton could be key parts of the team going forward, but they need a lot of help.
It would be a shock if point guard Ja Morant fell past the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 2, and it's also a long shot that lead guard Darius Garland would fall to No. 6.
Ball, meanwhile, hasn't quite lived up to expectations with the Lakers after being the No. 2 pick in 2017, but his passing and defense could make him a perfect fit next to an elite scorer like Booker.
If Los Angeles is willing to give up on the 21-year-old, Phoenix should strongly consider pushing for this type of deal.