June 28, 2018, 8:59 pmMarquese ChrissF, Phoenix Suns
The Suns made Marquese Chriss available for trade on draft night, per Zach Lowe.
It's not all that surprising considering the awful year that Chriss put together. The Suns now have a top prospect in the frontcourt and Mikal Bridges to soak up some time at the power forward spot — to say nothing of incumbents Dragan Bender (who may also be on the block) and T.J. Warren. For all of Chriss' potential, he hasn't been able to string much together in Phoenix despite ample opportunity on a bad team. Some of the blame falls on his coaches but Chriss rarely played well enough to help his own chances. The Suns are hoping that another team will be tempted by Chriss' evident upside as an athletic frontcourt presence, and it may take a trade for him to revive his fantasy promise. At this point in his career a deal might be best for both parties.