Missed Opportunities: Should Phoenix Suns Have Traded Amare Stoudemire To Get Kevin Garnett?
Phoenix has much invested in Stoudemire. Management has unconditionally supported him through knee surgeries and family issues. Trading the All-Star before the February deadline is a recipe for a disaster. A rushed deal would make it impossible to receive equal value. …
My Quick Take: All seems well in
But ominous clouds could be forming over the
Sources around the league have told CBSSports.com that there are internal discussions being held in Phoenix regarding the availability of star center Amare Stoudemire, who can opt out of his current deal following the 2009-10 season. According to sources, there is one faction within the organization willing to deal the two-time All-Star, while another is dead set against it.
I have two problems with the Suns’ front office entertaining offers for STAT.
When a deal seemed imminent, management/ownership came down with cold feet. There were concerns about assuming Garnett’s contract, particularly paying The Big Ticket a multi-million dollar trade-kicker.
The deal died. A month later, Garnett got sent to
If so, their regular season record will mean very little. And, in all likelihood, their season will end well short of an NBA Title.