Phoenix Suns Need Playmaker; Boris Diaw Available. Parlez-vous Francais?

Use your right hand to push your jaw back up off your lap and into place. Yes, the BSotS writer who cringes every time someone laments the loss of a former "7 seconds or less" player and/or the good ol' days is right now setting the bait on the hook.

Reportedly, Charlotte is finally so tired of the buttery croissant named Boris Diaw that they are making him available to anyone who wants him, as long as the return is not a bad, long-term contract (Warrick + Lopez works).

While Diaw may better resemble Oliver Miller these days than Hakim Warrick, he is still supremely talented. It's painfully obvious that he would be the second or third most talented player on this 2011-12 Suns roster. He would put up 15, 6 and 6 at the PF spot. Frye would switch to backup C, while Diaw and Morris would share PF. And, his contract expires in 3 months, which still allows the Suns to enter the offseason with a clean slate.

The upside? Diaw always performs very well after a trade (to the Suns in '06, then to the Bobcats in '08), he is always healthy enough to play, and he would need no adjustment period to the Suns' offense or defense. In fact, he would be the Suns' second-best playmaker, one of their best shooters AND their best post defender. He has even added the 3-pointer to his arsenal since joining Charlotte. The Suns would instantly become more entertaining to watch, with two (two!) guys able to generate open shots and/or score as needed.

The downside? He is soft as a roll of Charmin. And yet his playmaking and defense might just make the Suns a good enough team to fight for 10th place in the West, resulting in a bad combination of no playoffs and no top-5 pick for next year.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bright Side Of The Sun

You must be a member of Bright Side Of The Sun to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bright Side Of The Sun. You should read them.

Join Bright Side Of The Sun

You must be a member of Bright Side Of The Sun to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bright Side Of The Sun. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker