ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps reported on Tuesday that
trade talks have been ongoing and have gained traction, but no deal has been agreed upon yet.
Paul’s trade destination has been a collaborative process with both himself and the Thunder.
While the Thunder have shown interest in trading Paul, they have also told teams that they are willing to keep the 35-year-old on their roster next season.
Last year was the closest Phoenix got into making the playoffs in the Devin Booker era when the Suns went undefeated in the bubble and finished half a game out of the eighth seed.
The Suns will like to build off that close finish and get into the playoffs next season with their star Booker.
Paul would fit perfectly with the Suns and could provide that final push Phoenix needs to make the playoffs with his experience and elite playmaking abilities. Paul could also help unlock the offensive potential of big man Deandre Ayton.
According to ESPN, Paul also has a history with Suns head coach Monty Williams, who he played under in New Orleans from 2010-11.