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NBA trade rumors 2014: Phoenix Suns want LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in 2014

Could the Phoenix Suns fans be cheering on LeBron James next season?
Could the Phoenix Suns fans be cheering on LeBron James next season?
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NBA trade rumors for 2014 just got really exciting. In the latest batch of 2014 NBA trade rumors, the Phoenix Suns want LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to join the franchise as teammates. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday (June 29), the team is in an interesting position to give both All-Star players a chance to come straight to Arizona.

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and center Miles Plumlee are three young core players that have helped the team get a lot better recently. They would all stay on the roster as inexpensive pieces and then the franchise could offer max contracts to James and Anthony if some of the other salaries were dealt away. It's an interesting scenario where the two friends could join a young team ready to contend right away.

According to Wojnarowski, the Suns already have a plan to court both star free agents when the offseason officially begins on Tuesday (July 1). It is that day when teams can start talking to free agents that are coming off of other franchises. It is also at that point where a sign-and-trade deal can be worked out with either the Miami Heat or New York Knicks in order to help the salary cap issues.

These 2014 NBA trade rumors should have fans of the Knicks and Heat worried about their superstars coming back for the 2014-15 season. It is a rare case where to superstar players could go to a roster packed with young players and immediately have momentum on their side. There are other teams where they could team up with friends and veterans, but not the sheer amount of talent that the Phoenix Suns have on that roster.

In the updated salary report for the Suns, the roster looks very enticing for multiple All-Star players to join the fold on long-term contracts. Now it all comes down to whether the front office can deliver a convincing pitch to get both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to take their talents west.