Suns will have ample cap space this summer

Mar 20, 2012, 7:26 PM | Updated: 8:50 pm

The Suns will have every opportunity to add a big time
player or two this summer.

According to Tom
Haberstroh of ESPN Insider
, the Suns’ $26 million in
cap space will be equaled only by that of the Cleveland

The Suns are $5 million over the cap right now and have
Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Shannon Brown coming off. They
could afford to re-sign Nash for one more run, plus get
him some high-powered help.

Indeed, the Suns have set themselves up nicely to pursue
multiple free agents this summer, though Nash’s status
will play a big role in everything they do.

Keeping Nash would surely put a dent in the amount of
available cap space, though how much the point guard would
command is unclear.

Furthermore, few expect the Suns to be in on some of the
NBA’s top free agents.

But that’s not the point, really. The point is they’ve put
themselves in position to make a run at these players,
which is something they haven’t done since the summer of
2004, when they pried Nash away from the Dallas Mavericks.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Damion Lee #1 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after a three point basket in the first half ...
Jake Anderson

Damion Lee agrees to 1-year deal with Phoenix Suns, per report

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wing Damion Lee, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
1 day ago
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz looks on during the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conferenc...
Associated Press

Rudy Gobert traded by Utah Jazz to Minnesota Timberwolves, per reports

The Utah Jazz are reportedly trading three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1 day ago
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, shoots as Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton defends during the ...
Arizona Sports

Jazz interested in Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade possibilities

The Utah Jazz are the first team firmly linked to having potential interest in acquiring Deandre Ayton via a sign-and-trade.
1 day ago
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) during ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Atop Kevin Durant wish list, it’s complicated for the Suns and Heat

No matter what the Phoenix Suns can offer for Kevin Durant, it'll be a complex trade to actually pull off a trade with the Brooklyn Nets.
1 day ago
Phoenix Suns guard Aaron Holiday (4) drives between Sacramento Kings center Neemias Queta, guard Da...
Arizona Sports

Report: Former Suns G Aaron Holiday agrees to 1-year deal with Hawks

Former Phoenix Suns backup guard Aaron Holiday reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
1 day ago
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket as Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns defe...
Arizona Sports

Kevin Durant’s handful of connections to Phoenix Suns

When news broke on Thursday afternoon that Kevin Durant reportedly requested a trade, the Phoenix Suns made sense for a number of reasons.
1 day ago
Suns will have ample cap space this summer