Milwaukee Bucks: 3 potential Greg Monroe trade destinations

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PHOENIX, AZ – DECEMBER 20: Brandon Knight
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Phoenix Suns

With the Suns at the center of rumors about upcoming meetings with a host of free agents, a deal with Phoenix would likely have to be put on the back-burner for a few days. If they fail to land primary targets, Monroe would certainly inject something different into their center rotation as a consolation.

The Suns currently have just over $9 million in cap space, but that number could rise if restricted free agent big men like Alan Williams and Alex Len are allowed to leave for new teams.

Williams has impressed as a low-cost gamble in Phoenix, but is picking up plenty of interest and may not be the Suns’ first preference at an inflated price. Len on the other hand has struggled to make a meaningful impact since being picked with the fifth pick in 2013, and it’s possible patience will have run out for him in Phoenix.

If those two were to depart, that would leave Tyson Chandler as the only recognized center on Phoenix’s roster.

A Monroe trade with Phoenix could take on the form of a basic salary shed with a cheaper role player coming back, or it could even potentially act as a way for the Bucks to upgrade at guard while both teams shed salary (and Milwaukee sends a pick) in the unlikely event the Suns want a fresh start from Eric Bledsoe too.

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