The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are engaged on a trade centered on Trevor Ariza.
The two teams have been working to find a third team to take on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a bigger deal.
The Suns would like to acquire a playmaking guard and a draft asset.
No trade can be completed officially until Dec. 15.
Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with Phoenix this summer.