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Former Phoenix Suns forward has strong trade interest

Former Phoenix Suns forward has strong trade interest

Former Phoenix Suns forward has strong trade interest

PHOENIX — A familiar name could be on the move.

Former Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson appears to be next in line when it comes to trade discussions after teammate (and former Suns fan favorite) Mikal Bridges was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster move.

From Michael Scotto of HoopsHype:

“Brooklyn Nets forward Cam Johnson has recently drawn interest from several teams, including the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings, league sources told HoopsHype. The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic also registered exploratory interest on Johnson, league sources told HoopsHype.”

Johnson was included alongside Bridges in the huge trade package sent to Brooklyn in the Kevin Durant trade two seasons ago.

After acknowledging that the Cleveland Cavaliers were also a possibility, Scotto concluded:

“Johnson shot 39.1 percent from 3-point range last season and is owed $68.82 million over the next three seasons on his contract.

“With Brooklyn entering a rebuilding process, Johnson is considered one of several candidates to be traded, including Dorian Finney-Smith, Bojan Bogdanovic, Dennis Schroder, Ben Simmons and backup center Day’Ron Sharpe, as previously reported by HoopsHype.” .

The Nets appear to be in the midst of a massive rebuild and all signs point to Johnson leaving the organization among the slew of other names included by Scotto.

Suns fans had hoped a potential reunion was on the horizon, though the door may be closed on that for the foreseeable future.