Suns guards Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight would not be part of sign-and-trade involving LaMarcus Aldridge

Jul 1, 2015, 8:04 PM | Updated: 9:13 pm

We’re still a ways from any final determination on a final destination for LaMarcus Aldridge, but we can say that if the Phoenix Suns end up acquiring the free agent forward, they won’t be dealing guards Eric Bledsoe or Brandon Knight in order to make it happen.

On the heels of the Suns’ Wednesday meeting with Aldridge, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro tweeted that Bledsoe and Knight are effectively off-limits in any potential sign-and-trade the Suns might execute.

Which makes sense, as both Bledsoe and Knight were part of the welcoming party that met with Aldridge in an attempt to sell him on the idea of playing Phoenix.

With the potential acquisition of Aldridge, the Suns would vastly bolster their presence in the frontcourt, as Aldridge would conceivably combine with Markieff and Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, Alex Len and the freshly signed Tyson Chandler, who reportedly agreed to a deal with Phoenix on Wednesday.

Hours later, Gambadoro tweeted out a series of messages outlining the reasons why Aldridge finds Phoenix attractive following his conversation with one NBA player who considers Phoenix to be “definitely in the running.”

Of course, that’s all well and good. But in order to add Aldridge to the Suns roster, Gambadoro indicates that the Phoenix front office will have to get creative in order to make it happen.

It may be a long shot, but the Suns appear to be in a position with the potential tools to make blockbuster deal come to fruition.

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