Phoenix Suns GM James Jones Not Interested In Breaking Up Their Big 3


Much hype surrounded the Phoenix Suns when they formed their Big Three of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. However, this star trio fell short, getting swept by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs.

Following this disappointing performance, questions arose regarding the Suns’ need for improved depth, particularly at point guard position. However, according to Suns GM James Jones on “The Burns & Gambo Show,” breaking up the Big Three is not an option this offseason.


Suns GM James Jones tells @BurnsAndGambo that there is no scenario in which Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal would be traded this offseason.



From the start, many observers knew the Suns had a lot of offensive firepower and a team that could dominate purely on offense. But questions lingered about the fit of Durant, Booker and Beal, since all three are pure scorers who need the ball in their hands to be effective.

If Jones stays firm and refuses to trade any of them for complementary pieces, the Suns’ success hangs in the balance. Many, including Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes, believe the Suns would be better off trading one of their stars, even suggesting a trade centered around Durant.


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“Put all those hangups aside and consider, though, that the Warriors are one of very few teams more tied to an immediate win-now timeline than the Suns. Stephen Curry has two more years on his deal, and it seems clear the organization is committed to surrounding him with a competitive team. Durant will turn 36 before next season starts and comes with health risks, but he’s probably the more valuable short-term contributor than Kuminga, Wiggins or Moody,” wrote Grant Hughes.


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