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Suns' sale to Mat Ishbia to be finalized before trade deadline; new owner involved in strategy, per report

CBS Sports01/25/2023

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The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 9, and Ishbia's purchase is expected to be ratified in early February The sale of the Phoenix Suns to Mat Ishbia is expected to be ratified by the NBA board of governors in early February, and, since he'll officially take control of the team before the Feb. 9 trade deadline, he will be involved in team-building strategy as the deadline approaches, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes and Adrian Wojnarowski.