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Suns owner Robert Sarver is bringing the future Hall of Fame guard and franchise leader to Phoenix, delivering star Devin Booker a running mate. After finishing last season by going 8-0 in the bubble and establishing momentum, the Suns suddenly are set to become a factor in the Western Conference this season.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports that in a cost-saving measure, the Suns could elect to hold off on the trade until the moratorium is lifted on Sunday. That would allow the Suns to use salary-cap space first and circle back, acting like a team over the cap.
Paul, 35, will reunite with Suns coach Monty Williams, who coached the point guard for one season (2010-11) in New Orleans. The team went 46-36 that season and lost in the first round of the playoffs.
“His basketball mind,” Paul said of Williams