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Suns looking long-term more than short-term at NBA trade deadline

The Phoenix Suns started hot this year but have cooled off considerably and are closer to a Top 5 draft pick than they are to a playoff position.

However, the Suns are not about to tank again. They just want this season to be one of growth and foundational building with a new long-term coach in place.

“James (Jones) and I knew that this would be a year of learning,” Suns head coach Monty Williams said after practice this week. Williams signed a five-year contract this past summer, the longest ever given to a coach by owner Robert Sarver.