Suns seek point guard; Bucks, Clippers look for deals

Former NBA swingman James Jones has been selected as the Suns' new general manager.

Phoenix Suns acting general manager James Jones and assistant GM Trevor Buckstein continue to talk trade for point guard help, but have yet to come close to a deal, according to Keith Smith of RealGM.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers are two other teams that are actively pursuing trades, Smith reported, with the regular season set to tip off Tuesday.

“Both prefer to trade players vs. simply waiving them,” Smith wrote.

As for the Bucks specifically, Smith wrote, “All indications are that Christian Wood has won a roster spot in Milwaukee. Final spot is down to Tim Frazier and DJ Wilson. If Wilson can be traded, Frazier will stick. If not, one of the two will be waived. Wilson’s spot is far from secure in Milwaukee.”

Meanwhile, the Clippers still have an interest in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler, but are also gauging the league for smaller deals, sources have told AmicoHoops this weekend. According to reports, the Clippers haven’t discussed a possible Butler trade in recent days.

Point guard Patrick Beverley is reportedly one player the Clippers are willing to move, and a player in which the Suns have some interest. The Suns are also said to be strongly interested in Boston Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier.

Jones joined the Suns’ front office in 2017 and is said to now be the point man for most of their trade discussions following the firing of former GM Ryan McDonough last week.