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SUN'S RUN OVER?

Yes, is the make the right off-season decision & No, if they continue their course.

The future was promising and there was hope about 5 years ago. With the big 3: Marion, Nash, & Amare. You had a consecutive MVP in Nash, coach of the year with D'Antoni, & boasting the best record one year & the 2nd best a few years later. But year after year of heart breaking loses to the Spurs, crushed the Sunsmorale and forever closed the door on the Suns championship hopes. Though screwed by the refs like Donaughy & Stern, and plagued with post-season injuries, the Suns execs could have done a better job. Now there almost no hope.

The Suns big problem is how they handle the off-season. They rely on draft picks mostly & the players they actually do pick up in free agency are either role players or washed-up hacks. Yes, some did pan out(eventually), like Diaw, Bell, Frye, etc..., but did it last no, & did they always perform or step up when asked no. Though Richardson did an excellent job in this year's playoffs, he now only played how we expected him to. Look at the series of stupid deals they made: trading Rondo for Brian Grant, trading Joe Johnson away, Q-Rich for Thomas (Thomas never did much). Sarver or whatever his name is, is too cheap also, in a professional sports, being cheap nothing, but sunshine and farts. You have to be willing to take risks and spend money, otherwise, this city will never see a championship.

You can't rely on draft picks in the NBA, unless you're picking in the top10 of the 1st round. Only 64 players are chosen, unlike the NFL or MLB, the hopes of signing an underrated future superstar, are a lot less likely to happen. If they would have kept Johnson & Rondo, they wouldn't have had to waste time finding a replacement for Nash or a prooven SG. They already lost Marion, now Amare, & Nash is like 37 now, the future looks grim.

Now the Suns must treat their organization like an old stadium, tear it down and build a new one. This is what I would do, scrap your bench players and role players that you don't need & would provide some cap space, like Amundson or Collins, or Griffin; also try some sign & trades, like Barbosa or something. The point is there is a opportunity like no other this year, the power forward free agency is stacked, Amare is gone, well move on, there are lots of top replacements & Warrick is not the answer. This window of opportunity is closing, with Jermaine O'Neal is going to the Celtics, Boozer to the Bulls, & a possibility of David Lee to the Warriors, time is running short & the Suns need to act quickly before time runs out.

Though all my talk will fall on def ears & is fantasy because, the only way to get a job done is to do it yourself, & that's never gonna happen. So as I said in one of my previous posts, the Suns aren't going to make much noise from somewhere between 5-8 years.

On another note, Amare's departure leaves me with no choice but to stop watching pro basketball. It's no longer about teams & cities winning championships, it's about superstars & money. The league is rigged, look @ what Stern did to the Suns & how the biggest new on sports center is where Lebron is headed. With the Suns seemingly done & the corrupt heads of the NBA fixing the league, I see no point in tuning to a Suns game on TV for a while.

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