The summer free agency bonanza is set to begin this week, and the Phoenix Suns are expected to be serious players. Phoenix is reportedly going to actively pursue two of the biggest names on the market: LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love.
Plus, they’re making it a priority to re-sign point guard Brandon Knight, who is a restricted free agent.
At 9 p.m. Tuesday night, the Suns can start negotiations with free agents and again approach it with a wide-eyed vision to land a much-needed star.
The Suns are expected to start with pursuits of All-Star power forwards Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge, who are unrestricted free agents, and have another priority to quickly reach contract terms with their restricted free agent, guard Brandon Knight. Signings will start July 10.
The Suns have about $12 million of salary cap space, although they will be allowed to exceed the cap in re-signing Knight. Love and Aldridge would demand maximum-level contracts, which would entail the Suns trading players to create the space.