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Why the Suns should go after Udonis Haslem.

With Amare Stoudemire gone and most likely Louis Amundson as well, the Suns are more undersized then ever.  Channing Frye and Hakim Warrick simply aren't good rebounders.  While I hope for the best with the youngsters to contribute, it certainly cannot be counted on over the course of an 82 game season.  RoLo has promise, but has yet to play an injury free season.

The basketball world saw how the Lakers were able to seemingly get offensive rebounds at will vs. the Suns in the 2010 playoffs and the rest of the NBA will surely use the same strategy.

This is why the Suns should try to sign Udonis Haslem.  He hustles, intimidates, and outrebounds 7 footers.  Just when you think he is all cornrows and elbows he drains 10-15 jumpers with ease.  Unlike Amundson, he is not a liability at the FT line, with a career 76% mark.  He has a ring from 2006.  He knows his role and plays it well.

There are two major hurdles in trying to get Haslem.

 1. He is a die hard Floridian.  He went to Florida for college and has played for Miami his whole career.  He has the state of Florida outline tattooed across half his back.

2. He is 30 years old and will most likely be seeking the last multi-year contract of his career.

Miami cast him aside in their successful bid to get Miami Thrice.   Orlando is maxed out on salary and already has Howard, Gortat, Bass. 

Should the Suns go after Haslem with a 3 year deal to add some toughness, rebounding, and veteran savvy to their depleted power forward position?

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