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Lakers trade rumors: Suns prepared to keep Goran Dragic, according to report

The Suns might start tuning out trade offers for Goran Dragic. Or just create some leverage as the deadline nears.

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The Phoenix Suns are getting cold feet as the trade deadline nears. The Goran Dragic market is tricky with his free agency and future demand of a five-year contract joining him as baggage, and Suns owner Robert Sarver has soured on the idea of compromising on a deal, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

It's unclear what the Lakers have offered the Suns in any talks, but it is reported Phoenix brought the Lakers removing the top-five protection from their '15 pick to the table. That's an incredibly steep asking price for Dragic when the Lakers are currently on course to draft one of the top prospects as they continue to rebuild.

The Heat have reportedly put two future first-round draft picks on the table, which is an incredibly rich offer for Dragic, but there's still no movement on any trades. The Knicks best offer thus far includes Jose Calderon and Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Suns may not have the most appealing options on the table, but for a point guard who is without question walking this summer, it's worth considering getting something in return. The Heat's offer is the strongest and most sensible for each side, but Phoenix has the option of sitting this one out and banking on a playoff run and lucrative five-year deal to change Dragic's mind if things work out.

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