Jared Dudley acknowledges he has heard his name in trade rumors, but he prefers to stay with the Phoenix Suns and continue his leadership role rather than leaving just because the situation is not looking bright as of now.

"Just because our team's bad," Dudley said. "I don't want to jump off. No.

"I am frustrated that we're losing. I'm tired of seeing the same mistakes. But I'm willing to put the work in to make those mistakes be very limited, if not at all."

While Dudley is a realist, he knows that if the Suns were to trade him, he'd want to be on a winning team.

"It's easy to be in a good mood when you're winning," he said. "When you're losing, you need to stay in the gym, stay on guys. You never want to leave. I'll be the first one to tell you that if I had to leave, I don't want to go to a team that's bad.

"Phoenix, city-wise, is one of the top 5 destinations to go to, so why not just stay here and just get better?"