For the last few months I have been going back and forth on my opinion about what this team should do. At last years trade deadline i was sick to my stomach from the trade rumors of Stoudemire for a couple bodies with mediocre talent. The only trade that I have felt good about was the proposed Golden State trade if it included Curry, but even then a feeling of relief came over me when that trade apparently died. In conclusion i have made up my mind. We need to build around Stoudemire. There isn't enough talent available and teams wont be willing to give up the talent that could make up for his absence. Golden State fans have been getting on this blog and blogging on their own blog about how they don't want Amare if it means giving up Curry. Why? I love the kid but he hasn't played a single game in the NBA. My guess is that he will be good but who knows? Stoudemire is already a proven player. Sure he lacks defensively but the guy is a beast. He has the ability to play defense and who knows, maybe he steps it up and proves everyone wrong. My point is, I would rather take the risk of keeping Stoudemire than the risk of losing him. If we trade him away for a bunch of mediocre talent it would have the potential as being one of the worst trades in history and would haunt this franchise for years to come. With the luck this franchise has had the last few years if we trade Stoudemire he would probably end up being the MVP of the league. I understand the reasoning behind people wanting to get rid of Amare but what's the rush? Why not keep him for one more year, giving him a full year under gentry while healthy and hopefully playing with an active center (Chandler) that wont take up the whole key on offense. If it doesn't work out, then we don't resign him next year and we use the money that we would have used on him to sign another big name. We need to be able to compete next year. If Im not mistaken, we dont even have a first round pick next year so not making the playoffs would be even more devastating (could you imagine not making the playoffs and winning the lottery?!!! i dont even want to think about it) Even if we are in rebuilding mode we need something strong to build around. As of right now the strongest thing available is Stoudemire. Kerr, please, just decide what you are going to do and hopefully have it involve the suns keeping Stoudemire. All this speculation about what the team is going to do is getting old.