Per Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 (via Dan Feldman of NBC Sports), the Suns are willing to include Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender and the protected 2018 first-round draft pick they received from the Miami Heat.
Wolfson noted the Suns won’t include Josh Jackson, the team’s first-round draft pick in June, in a potential deal for Irving.
Irving has been the subject of trade rumors since ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reported July 24 the four-time All-Star wanted the Cavaliers to deal him.
The Suns have lingered as a potential trade partner for the Cavs throughout this process. Vince Grzegorek of Cleveland Scene reported June 26 the two teams had a predraft trade in place to send Irving and another piece to Phoenix for Eric Bledsoe and the No. 4 overall pick, with the pick then being dealt to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Paul George.
While it’s unclear if the Suns’ package of Bledsoe, Bender and a first-round draft pick would entice Cleveland, ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes reported July 26 that LeBron James invited Bledsoe to work out with him in Las Vegas.
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