File this under "ugh" (for now). AZCentral is reporting that Kurt Thomas has been traded to Seattle, along with TWO first-round draft picks (2008 and 2010) in exchange for an $8 million trade exception, and a future conditional second round pick. I really hope this is just the first part of a bigger deal. If not, the Suns' aspirations for winning a championship just got dealt a huge blow. We are now down to Amare all by himself at center (unless they're expecting Sean Marks to get some time). If this is all there is to it, then we are badly going to miss Kurt Thomas, not only for his mentoring of Amare, but also because we have, well no one else who can even kinda-sorta guard the likes of Tim Duncan. (Anybody want a repeat of Duncan laughing at Boris Diaw's attempts to cover him during the playoffs? Nope? Didn't think so.) I'm going to try not to get too infuriated by this until we know whether or not there's more to it. Who knows, maybe we're going to get another announcement that they found another (maybe even upgraded) big man to replace KT, and then I'd feel silly for posting a tirade. So for now, I'm going to take a wait and see approach. But if this is all there is to it, I have to say I'm not a happy fan right now.
Kurt Thomas traded to Sonics
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