NBA junkies love trade rumors. It’s their version of celebrity gossip — fanciful but rarely true. Yet amid the endless chatter and pundit speculations, general managers know damn well that franchise greatness is typically built through the draft. Look no further than both the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who visit Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 East Jefferson Street, on Sunday, January 8, and the mighty Golden State Warriors. Both teams struck gold with draft picks who would become franchise cornerstones. It was the allure of partnering with superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, both draft picks, that brought free agent Kevin Love to Cleveland, completing their “big three.” Rest assured, the Suns will be taking notes when they host the Cavs at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $52 and up. Visit suns.com or call 602-379-7800 for details.
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