The NBA trade deadline is about a month away, and one name you can add to the growing list of players on the block is Suns center Miles Plumlee. Despite averages of 6.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for his career, Plumlee—the older brother of Nets big man Mason Plumlee—is down to just 4.7 ppg and 5.4 rpg this season, as his playing time has dwindled in recent months.
Details on Plumlee’s trade availability, via ESPN:
The Phoenix Suns are actively shopping big man Miles Plumlee in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Suns are working in conjunction with Plumlee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to try to find a new home for the third-year center, who has seen his playing time steadily dwindle as the season has progressed.
Plumlee is averaging a mere 13.5 minutes per game this month, compared to 23.5 minutes per game in November, and faces even more competition in the Suns’ frontcourt rotation now in the wake of Phoenix’s recent acquisition of Brandan Wright and the continued progression of Alex Len.
The Suns are believed to be seeking at least one future first-round pick for the 26-year-old, who was selected 26th overall by Indiana in the 2012 draft, one year before brother Mason was selected No. 22 overall by Brooklyn in the 2013 draft.