The Suns seem to have realized that their plan coming into the season was a total disaster. When canning qualified head coach Alvin Gentry didn't suddenly, magically turn the season around, the trade rumors started. First they were linked to a potential deal involving Iman Shumpert headed to Phoenix for Jared Dudley.

Now the Arizona Republic reports that the team is interested in pursuing two of the Jazz' better players, Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward:

The Suns also have shown interest in a bigger splash for Utah's Al Jefferson or Gordon Hayward. Dudley could be a part of either of those deals with center Marcin Gortat likely needed to make one work for Jefferson, a 28-year-old power forward who makes $14 million and is averaging 17.4 points and 9.5 rebounds. Hayward, a 22-year-old swingman, is averaging 13.5 points in a reserve role.

“We all realize this is a business,” Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter said. “I was a player once, and I was traded a couple times. It's nothing personal. It's just business, and I think guys understand that now.”