But the Suns have limited ability to get a point guard without thinning another part of their roster.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
If granted, the disabled-player exception would be worth $3,732,456. Phoenix could use it to sign a free agent or trade for a player on an expiring contract.
Will the DPE be granted? An NBA-appointed doctor would have to rule Arthur is “substantially more likely than not” to be out through June 15. That’d be a major injury, and it’s unclear what ails Arthur.
The 30-year-old Arthur didn’t contribute much to the Nuggets last season. Perhaps, Phoenix preferred the salary-cap flexibility and insurance payouts all along when trading for him.