2. Phoenix Suns
It seems like every free agent point guard has been a player of interest for the Phoenix Suns at one point or another for the past several offseasons. With Devin Booker still a few years ahead of his prime, now is the time to surround him with someone he can grow alongside in the backcourt. Malcolm Brogdon could be that player.
While it wouldn’t be a good defensive duo (to say the least), putting a 40+ percent 3-point shooter on the court to go along with a 22-year-old who just averaged 26.6 points per game would be a tremendous help to both Booker and Phoenix as a whole. The Suns are desperate for shooting and consistency at the point guard position, and Brogdon brings both traits to the table.
The issue with this move is financials. Phoenix currently has about $13.2 million in cap space, a figure that almost certainly wouldn’t force Milwaukee to let Brogdon leave. If general manager James Jones can somehow dispose of the contracts of either Josh Jackson or Tyler Johnson, the team may be able to make a run at Brogdon.
Hypothetically, this would be the biggest free agent signing the Phoenix Suns have made in quite some time. Locking up a running mate for Booker would not only improve the on-court product, but it would make the superstar feel a lot better about his future in the desert. With Deandre Ayton also in the fold, a Big 3 of Booker/Brogdon/Ayton could change the opinion surrounding Suns basketball.