Phoenix Suns Sign Bol, Trade Cameron Payne, Acquire Picks
Phoenix keeps on reshaping its list around stars Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal and Deandre Ayton.
This morning, the Phoenix Suns made a series of moves to strengthen their explosive core of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and Deandre Ayton by adding draft capital and bench depth.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Suns signed center Bol Bol, a 7-foot-2 free agent, to a fully guaranteed one-year contract for the 2023–24 season. Bol, 23, arrived at the midpoint of 9.1 places, 5.8 bounce back and 1.2 blocks in 21.5 minutes per game through 70 appearances for the Orlando Enchantment this previous season, his fourth season in the NBA. Bol had been a well known free specialist marking idea for the Portland Pioneers — to some degree through fan hypothesis on this site and Twitter — after the Sorcery postponed him on July 4.
Phoenix likewise exchanged point monitor Cameron Payne and a future second-round pick to the San Antonio Spikes briefly round pick, Wojnarowski detailed. Payne, 28, is on a $6.5 million lapsing contract. Through the exchange, Phoenix makes a $6.5M exchange exemption and recoveries a projected $26.4 million extravagance charges for next season, as Payne’s compensation will be consumed by San Antonio, as indicated by ESPN’s Bobby Imprints. Payne found the middle value of 10.3 places and 4.5 helps for the Suns this previous season.
Finally, Wojnarowski reported that the Suns swapped a 2026 first-round pick for three future second-round picks from the Magic. In 2026, Phoenix, Orlando, and Washington will each have three first-round picks, with Phoenix receiving the least of the three. The three second-round picks traveled Phoenix’s direction incorporate a 2024 second-round pick through the Denver Chunks; a second-round pick in the 2026 NBA Draft, the least desirable among the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons; and a Boston Celtics second-round pick in 2028 if it falls between the No. No. 46 and pick 60 pick.
ESPN’s Tim Bontemps reported that Phoenix is replenishing draft capital after the Beal deal left the cupboard empty through the deals to trade Payne and acquire picks.
The exchanges toward the beginning of today add to a strong occupied slow time of year for the Suns. After the blockbuster Beal exchange on June 26 started off the NBA summer with firecrackers, the establishment remained dynamic to patch up its program around a super costly center. Phoenix’s 2023 free organisation class currently incorporates eight players: sharpshooting veteran Eric Gordon, seat enormous Drew Eubanks, Bol, forward Yuta Watanabe, 3-and-D forward Keita Bates-Diop, another seat huge in Chimes Metu, as well as gatekeepers Damion Lee and Josh Okogie, who the Suns re-marked.
As per Bon temps, Phoenix presently has 11 players on least arrangements.