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Championship teams pull out ALL the stops.

All of the teams that have managed to accomplish ultimate glory in this past decade have gone to great lengths and extents to ensure a championship. In Laments terms, this means spending money to build a contending team; the Lakers have had the highest payroll in the league for the longest time and they are always in contention talk. The new model consists of the construction of front-loaded super teams stocked with incredible talent and ridiculously large amounts of money being spent. The hope is that once the n CBA kicks in there will be more parity in the league and these super teams will be disbanded. I'm sorry to burst your bubble when I say that a grotesque bill will not cause a multi-billionaire to fold his hand of aces. Now you might say it caused James Dolan to shy away, but Dolan really felt betrayed that Jeremy Lin, who said he was 85% percent during the playoffs, refused to play against Miami (The Heat had badly exploited Lin during a regular season game, and Lin, who majored in micro-economics, knew the kind of money that was at stake so he chose to sit.)That being said, any smart owner knows that he must pony up the cash and do whatever is necessary in order to bring a championship to his respective organization.

The only reason why this is even remotely relevant is because Andrew Bynum is being dangled around in trade rumors and there have no reports indicating the Suns are even remotely interested in acquiring him. I just want to mention that Bynum is, by my estimation, the best Center currently in the league. He was the third option on a Lakers team and he puts up per 36 averages of 19 and 12; Bynum shares rebounding duties with Gasol in Los Angeles which is important to notice because his averages are awfully close to Howard's per 36 averages of 19 and 14 on a team where he is the primary scorer and rebounder. Bynum can be relied on to be a closer because he has tremendous low post skills which are better than Howard and because he has a soft touch which translates into a much better free throw shooting percentage than Howard as well. The only reason why the Lakers would prefer Howard to Bynum is because Howard is a much better pic and roll player than Bynum; Bynum is way more capable on the low block and creating for himself than Howard is. Being fed from the high post by Gasol and getting alley-oops from Nash is more feasible for a guy with a rather mediocre set of offensive skills in Howard. Howard is a better defensive player than Bynum is and that would help hide Nash on defense.

The Cavs are offering Varejao who has 3 years 27 million dollars left on his contract,although his last season is a team option, and a variety of picks and things of the sort yet they lack the multitude of assets the Suns have to offer. The Cavs can eat up Orlando's albatross contracts and offer draft picks, but the Suns can actually offer feasible contracts while also taking back a couple of hideous contracts. I proposed this a bit earlier but honestly the possibilities are limitless. One could go as far as getting Houston in on a deal that could potentially net them Gasol and Gortat while satisfying everyone involved. If the Suns do pull of my proposed trade, they will have wiped off all of their long term deals in Frye, Dudley, and Gortat and within two years of having ripped the trade the only contracts left on the books would be Dragic at 7.5 mil, Beasley at 6 mil, Marshall at 2 mil, and Morris at 2 mil. That means the Suns would have enough flexibility to pursue max level free agents and scour the open market for role players; the Suns could chase after two max level players at 4 years 58 million apiece (even if that isn't entirely feasible, the Suns would have maximum financial flexibility to pursue innumerable options) and still be able to re-sign Bynum over the cap because they would own his bird rights at that point.

My point is that if the Suns really intend on becoming a championship contender again and desire to hang a banner in Phoenix, then they simply cannot allow golden opportunities such as this one slip past them. Phoenix is certainly a much more desirable destination that Cleveland, I was in Cleveland once and that city is covered with smog with a putrid atmosphere, but I digress. This is a golden opportunity for this Organization and to let it blow past them would be very shameful. So please Babby, don't drop the ball on this one; make a move!

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