The Suns, reportedly, appear to be close to giving an offer sheet to Isaiah Thomas, who the Sacramento Kings will be hard-pressed to match. Now, with LeBron James officially proclaiming his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Suns next target may be on the horizon.
Luol Deng, a 29 year-old 6' 8" forward who averages around 16 points and 6 rebounds per game, may be the Suns' next priority.
League sources also say stars now align in post-decision world for Luol Deng to land in Phoenix. Several teams still in mix.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 11, 2014
The Suns still have loads of cap space available, and without a max-level player left to chase in free-agency, they seem to be focusing on the next tier of talent. Deng would provide not only perimeter scoring off the catch-and-shoot, but also the versatility and skill to get to the rim off the dribble, and even post up down low.
Not to mention, the perfect mentor for one of the Suns' newest draft picks, T.J. Warren.
Luol Deng was originally drafted by the Phoenix Suns as the seventh pick overall in 2004, before his draft rights were immediately traded to Chicago as part of an earlier deal.
Could Deng be the next free agent "coming home"?