Phoenix Suns Trade History
The Phoenix Suns have been one of the most active teams in the NBA when it comes to trades. In fact, over the last 15 years, they’ve made at least one trade every season. Here’s a look at some of the most notable trades in recent history:
In 2005, the Suns traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat for Shaquille O’Neal. This was a massive trade that completely changed the landscape of both teams. The Suns were able to add a Hall of Fame center to their team, while the Heat got rid of an aging star in Marion and added a young player in Banks who didn’t pan out.
In 2010, the Suns traded Jason Richardson to the Orlando Magic for Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. This was another big trade that saw two established veterans swapped for each other. The Suns were looking to get younger and more athletic with this move, while the Magic were looking to add some scoring punch to their team.
Unfortunately, neither player ended up making much of an impact with their new team and both were gone within a few years. In 2012, the Suns made a series of small trades that sent Jared Dudley and Hakim Warrick to different teams while bringing back multiple draft picks. These moves helped clear salary cap space for future moves and also netted them some valuable assets for the future.
Most recently, in 2017, the Suns traded Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe and two future first-round draft picks. This was a move made purely for basketball reasons as Bledsoe had fallen out of favor with then-Suns head coach Earl Watson. The Bucks were happy to take on his contract and add another talented piece to their young core while giving up very little in return.
The Philadelphia 76ers have a long and storied history, dating back to their founding in 1946. They’ve been one of the most successful teams in the NBA, winning three championships and making it to the Finals six times. They’ve had some of the greatest players in NBA history on their roster, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, and Charles Barkley.
The Sixers have also been one of the most active teams in terms of trades, making over 100 trades in their history. Some of their most notable trades include sending Moses Malone to the Washington Bullets for Jeff Ruland and Cliff Robinson in 1986, trading Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns for Jeff Hornacek, Andrew Lang, and Tim Perry in 1992, and dealing Allen Iverson to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith, and two first-round draft picks in 2006.