As the NBA trade deadline approaches, trade rumors are intensifying, with today’s spotlight on Charlotte Hornets star Miles Bridges and his speculated move to the Phoenix Suns.
However, Bridges has a history that could pose challenges for the franchise if they opt to sign him. Reports suggest that the Suns are actively searching for a suitable replacement for their primary trade target.
Miles Bridges is at the focus of Suns trade rumors
Rumors have circulated that the Phoenix Suns are eyeing Charlotte Hornets star Miles Bridges as their primary trade target. Bridges has had an impressive season, averaging 20.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. His playing style aligns perfectly with what the Suns currently need – a versatile wing player capable of handling both the 3 and 4 positions.
However, the Hornets star doesn’t have the cleanest record in his personal life. He has been accused of domestic violence and child abuse and is in between an ongoing legal battle with his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children.
Suns consider Royce O’Neale as Miles Bridges backup plan
Just because of the bad personal record of Miles Bridges, it is also rumored that the Phoenix Suns are also looking for an alternative for him. The Brooklyn Nets star Royce O’Neale has come up in several rumors that suggest him as a possible replacement for Bridges.
The 30-year-old veteran would be a good replacement for the Hornets star as he is also a wing player, who specializes in shooting from downtown. His stats this season are not so impressive as he is averaging 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds for 24,5 minutes per game.
However, what the Suns really need from him are his 3s and defensive skills. He has a career stat of shooting 38% from the arc which would be a great asset in a team where the frontcourt is dominated by the trio of Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant. For now, there has been no official confirmation on who the Suns are gonna sign, so the fans have no choice but to wait and see things unfold.
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