Well with shaq gone the suns are now ether committed to win by run and gun OR committed to continue to blow up the team. To have the best run and gun five on the floor amare will have to play the Center position. This leaves us with ether sweet LU, Dudley, or barnes(?) to go to the four. The suns do however have a glut at the 2 spot with both JRICH, and Barbosa along with wanting to see what Tucker has to offer....
Trade JRich to the jazz for Andrei Kirilenko
Why the suns do it- This gives the suns a great starting five along with an athletic defender who is great in the open court. Kirilenko has been stuck at the small forward position for the last couple years and thus his production has slide. Putting him as a starter + a power forward to get the best out of him( which is quite good)
Why the jazz do it- This trade will save them 3 million in cash which gives them a better chance to fend of teams against milsap incase boozer does not opt out. The jazz also need an athletic 2 gaurd who can shoot next to D-Williams.
I think the suns fans should love this trade but Im not sure if Sarver will pay the extra 3 million or so. Do you think the jazz would do this or would they want a pick to be thrown in?
F- Grant hill/Dudley/ BARNES(?)
F- Kirilenko/ Sweet LUE
C- Amare/ Lopez
P.S if the cavs could have had chanler instead of shaq that means the suns had the option of making it a three way trade so they would get back chanler + bad contract(?) instead of ben and sasha.
Also after typing a question mark after barnes multiple times I realized that I have no idea if he wants to come back or if the suns want him back ( and how much money he wants) - does anyone know anything about barnes?