Houston Rockets: 5 teams that should trade for Ben McLemore

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1. Phoenix Suns

Although the 2019-20 season yielded in a 34-39 season for the Phoenix Suns, it was clear that brighter days were ahead. The Suns were one of the hottest teams in the bubble, as they went 8-0, making it clear that the team could be a problem, if they added the right cast alongside Devin Booker.

The Suns made several roster upgrades in the offseason, acquiring former Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, who previously played for Suns coach Monty Williams during his tenure with the now defunct New Orleans Hornets. The Suns also added hustle player Jae Crowder, who became pivotal during the Miami Heat’s championship run.

The Suns are 17-9 thus far, holding the fourth seed in the Western Conference, and have seven players that are currently averaging double figures in scoring. Phoenix ranks 10th in offensive rating and ninth in assists, but rank just 15th in 3-point shooting, and could use another long-range sniper, as Mikal Bridges is the only player on their roster that is shooting 40 percent or better from three.

The Suns would certainly love to add a shooter without having to give up much, and for a 2022 second-round pick, McLemore meets the criteria. Considering how Chris Paul could find McLemore and create open opportunities for him, the Suns make for a perfect destination for McLemore.

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