Is that title too click-baity? It feels like it maybe it’s too click-baity. Does click-baity even have a hyphen? I cannot figure out the answers to these questions, it’s a busy day. You’re going to have to do that for me.
Friday morning on the Doug and Wolf Show it was revealed that Pacific Division-renowned general manager, Ryan McDonough of the Phoenix Suns had a blockbuster trade offered to him at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Ultimately McDonough passed, electing instead to send P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors for Jared Sullinger and a pair of second round draft picks. He also did some business with the Atlanta Hawks involving Mike Scott, Cenyk Akol, and cash.
Ryan McDonough says one East Conf team called and offered a trade that was essentially their 3 best players for the Suns 3 best players.— Doug & Wolf Show (@DougandWolf987) February 24, 2017
“It didn’t really get serious, but one team mentioned three very good players — probably their three best players — for three of our top players, and it would have been a blockbuster deal,” he said. “We thought about it briefly, and at the end of the day decided not to pull the trigger.
“This would have been kind of a franchise-altering thing for us, in terms of a direction shift, so any time those discussions come up we obviously wanted more time to analyze it. Maybe there’s some other version of it we can reconstruct in the summer.”
Many are going to tell you today that it is fruitless to ponder and discuss who that team is and were the players involved. I am advising you to indulge yourself. For the rest of the season, there’s pretty much rooting for the Phoenix Suns to lose, and little else. You should probably start watching some Pac-12 basketball as well.
What team? Which players?