Suns attempting to include Chandler in Bledsoe trade

The Suns are trying to include Tyson Chandler in their Eric Bledsoe trade talks.

The Phoenix Suns, who are actively looking to move disgruntled point guard Eric Bledsoe, are attempting to include veteran center Tyson Chandler in their discussed trade scenarios, according to a report by The New York Times.

The Suns signed Chandler to a four-year, $52 million free agent deal in the summer of 2015. He has averaged 7.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in 118 games in a Phoenix uniform entering Saturday.

Chandler is making $13 million this season and is due $13.6 million next year.

The Suns desperately want to remove Chandler’s contract from the books so they can continue their full rebuild and have more cap flexibility.

Phoenix has reportedly held trade talks centered around Bledsoe with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Suns are asking for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina and second-year big man Willy Hernangomez in return from the Knicks for Bledsoe, according to a report by Basketball Insiders.

ESPN New York, though, is reporting that the Knicks are opposed to trading Ntilikina and Hernangomez for Bledsoe.

The Bucks, meanwhile, are reluctant to move reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

Brogdon is the one player the Suns have interest in acquiring from Milwaukee.

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