The Thunder could trade Chris Paul to the Suns.

For what?

The optimal way for Phoenix to acquire Paul is using its 2020 cap space then sending out at least $33,007,051 of outgoing salary in a Paul trade. Two prime candidates for the Suns to deal:

Ricky Rubio ($17,000,000 salary next season)

Kelly Oubre ($14,375,000 salary next season)

Rubio wouldn’t have much of a role in Phoenix with Paul supplanting him at point guard. Oubre appears expendable after Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson stepped up at forward in the bubble, building chemistry with cornerstones Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.