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Rumor: Suns will likely attempt to trade Goran Dragic

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Well, that escalated quickly.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently Dragic really wants out of Phoenix.

Goran Dragic tells Suns he won't re-sign after season

Goran Dragic wants out of Phoenix. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the representatives for the Suns point guard told team officials in a Tuesday meeting that he has no plans to re-sign in Phoenix this summer as a free agent.

That pretty much leaves the Suns with one option.  Find the best trade for him and move on.

It doesn't sound like the Celtics are on his short list. Also, this likely means that Isaiah Thomas is off the market.  Though you never know. The Suns may just try to stare down Dragic and hope that trading away one of their guards alleviates his desire to go elsewhere.

Either way, that doesn't mean that the Celtics can't get involved somehow. Remember that they have trade exceptions lying around that could be useful.  If a contender without a lot of cap room wants to get Dragic, the Celtics can absorb some salary (at the cost of an asset like a pick or a young player) to help facilitate a deal.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Stein says that the Celtics are in the mix for Goran.