Suns Tried To Acquire James Harden
Lon Babby and the Phoenix Suns spent some time in Oklahoma City just eight days before the mega-trade that sent star guard and former Arizona State great James Harden to the Houston Rockets. The team had a reservation with the Thunder in Tulsa that night for the entree course, a pre-season tilt, but that was then parlayed into desert with Sam Presti to discuss the pieces in a potential Harden trade.
Over the course of the next week Babby had numerous conversations with Presti over the phone gauging interest in what the Suns had to offer to get the star guard. The demand was appropriately steep.
When it came down to it the Suns were not willing to part with the pieces required to get Harden at this time.