Phoenix Suns trade rumors: Jared Dudley in a swap deal?
NBA trade rumors are growing as the trade deadline grows closer, Phoenix Suns have been swamped with trade rumors about the possibilities of various trades and swaps. Iman Shumpert has been linked to the Suns by many media avenues as the transfer deadline is 10 days away. The Suns were thinking of drafting the guard in 2011, but did not go through with the move.
Phoenix Suns playoff standings have left them wide to speculations as Jared Dudley has been linked to a swap move as the NBA trade rumors advance. The Suns’ interest in Rudy Gay has also raised eyebrows in the NBA circle. If the Suns’ go through with the trade of Dudley, then they would have to get more salary in return to satisfy trade rules because Dudley makes $4.25 million annually through 2014-15.
Talking about the trumped up interest in him, Dudley said, “Anytime you’re on a team that’s a losing team and they’ve got a lot of draft picks, it’s going to be up in discussions. In the NBA, 90 percent of the rumors don’t come true. It comes with territory and doesn’t faze me at all. When my name came up before, I was a throw-in. Now, I think I’ve worked on my game where I could be a good piece or asset for the Suns or any team.”
The other trade names that Phoenix Suns are linked with, include Utah’s Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward. Dudley could feature in any of these swap deals. The Suns are facing LA Lakers in their next game at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Tuesday.