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Cleveland? Why not us?


Yeah I know, you all love Gortat and you all hate Bynum and his attitude. But as this report suggests, Cleveland has inserted itself into the Howard trade between the Magic and Lakers.

The question is, why aren't the Suns getting in on this?

Why I think they should after the jump...

One thing we can all agree to is that even with the moves we have made to date, we are still a 6 seed at best and are an impact payer away from really being relevant.

While I am right there with you in regards to Gortat - that at his cheap salary, and his 15/10 status as our "only legitimate center in history" [if you discount Mark West that much] makes him a value - we can all agree that few of us believe Gortat is going to be a #1 go-to guy for us [or even #2]. I like the guy and think he has value based on his production, age and contract. That is why I am against trade ideas where we send him in favor of another positional player that may not be a #1 option.

In this case though, Bynum has that potential. Despite his injury history, as well as his surly attitude, Bynum is a force down low. He is the kind of player that you can build around. It may mean you have to change your system, but change it - your system isn't producing.

Sending Gortat, another player and some picks to Orlando for Bynum is a no brainer. And certainly Gortat is a better pickup for Orlando than Anderson Verejao. Gortat's deal is Cheaper, they know him, and they know he is better than Varejao.

Suns FO need to get in front of this. They have been looking for a transformative trade deal and this it.

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