Steve Kerr was on the radio taking question this afternoon about the Big Trade II. Here's a few questions I would like to ask:
- Trading Diaw leaves the Suns very thin on the front line. Who will get those additional minutes behind Amare and Shaq?
- Does Jason Richardson have the lateral quickness and defensive toughness to help slow down the great shooting guards in this league?
- How will JRich take going from a number one option in Charlotte to a third or fourth option on the Suns? Have you discussed this with him?
- Will Leandro's minutes get cut to 10 or 15 per game behind Jason or will he back up Nash and play with him?
- Will Tucker be able to get any time in this rotation?
- Would it have been possible to use this kind of trade to get another young point guard and/or a vet back up center?
What questions do you have?
[Note by ZonaFlash, 12/10/08 9:20 PM EST ]
- When did you attend the Kevin McHale/Isiah Thomas School of Stalling by Trading Players? I don't recall seeing that diploma in your office before.
- Can J-Rish deliver defensive toughness at all? Why did we just pick up another 7SOL player in exchange for our Bruce Bowen Jr? Is there a really a plan?
- What's with the Singletary/Dudley throw ins? The Trade works straight up with just J-Rich for Diaw/Bell.
Basically, now the team is back in training camp mode. If it's broked anyway, what's a little more monkeying around? Good for the hype.
All in all trading your worst starter at an overloaded position and two benchers for another teams' best player is probably a good deal. Getting out of 1 year of Boris' contract also doesn't hurt.