In my short life of watching the NBA, I was fortunate to watch both live and on TV the Mike D'antoni years with his "high-octane-absolutely-no-defense-offense." That got me to really become a die-hard Suns fan.
With that in mind, I did not think after the 2012-13 season that the Phoenix Suns would be relevant for a few years. All of a sudden, as we now know, the Suns fired Lindsey Hunter, washed our hands of the Michael Beasley controversy, fired Lance Blanks and hired GM Ryan McDonough formerly of the Boston Celtics, hired Jeff Hornacek, implanted a better defense than years past, and finally traded away players for Eric Bledsoe, Ish Smith, Gerald Green, and Miles Plumlee,
No self-respecting sports analyst should have picked the Suns to compete at the start of this season. I can guarantee you no one did. Most Suns fans may have thought this was a throw-away year; I was one of those fans who thought so.
However, as we sit here just starting the second half of the season, I would not execute any trades at this present time. We may only be in the sixth seed in the West, but I have never seen a team this close-knit and so hungry to win as much as this group right now. www.hoopsrumors.com notes that the Suns could be involved with shipping Emeka Okafor for Spencer Hawes, Thaddeus Young, or Evan Turner. Although it is intriguing, I would not go for it. Spencer Hawes’s contract will expire plus Evan turner is getting paid 9 million dollars until 2016. Ryan McDonough told the Burns and Gambo show on Arizona Sports, "If we don't do anything, that would be fine as well, we don't feel any immediate pressure to do something." I also fear that any kind of roster move will derail this good thing going. Remember, the Suns beat the best team in the NBA twice in eight days.