Monday , Jan , 18 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Why Phoenix Suns move Amar’e Stoudemire before trade deadline

Of the superstars heading into free agency, Amar’e Stoudemire has the greatest chance of changing teams before next month’s trade deadline. There are many reasons the Phoenix Suns could move their four-man before his contract expires July 1st, opening the door for him to leave as a free agent without compensation …

Why Phoenix Suns move Amar'e Stoudemire before trade deadlineBreaking NBA news mixed with analysis …

Their News: "It’s been quiet," said Stoudemire, who unlike last summer has kept it that way by not fanning flames with comments about a possible trade. "But I’m pretty sure it’s going to heat up in a second as far as trade rumors and different scenarios."  (ArizonaCentral.com, Paul Coro)

Our Quick Analysis: He could be ‘The One’.

Of the superstars heading into free agency, Amar’e Stoudemire has the greatest chance of changing teams before next month’s trade deadline. There are many reasons the Phoenix Suns could move their four-man before his contract expires July 1st, opening the door for him to leave as a free agent without compensation.         

Phoenix owner Robert Sarver was stingy before his banking and real estate holdings were decimated by the economic downturn. The cash-strapped club may have no choice, but to trade Stoudemire for less established, cheaper assets because they can’t afford a lucrative maximum extension.

After a scorching start, the Suns have cooled and their season is at a crossroad. If the club continues sliding down the Western Conference standings, GM Steve Kerr may throw in the towel on 2010 and kick-start the rebuilding process by swapping Stoudemire for up-and-coming pieces.

For instance, it’s no secret the 20-10 man was nearly sent west to the Golden State Warriors on draft day for five-man Andris Biedrins, lottery pick Stephen Curry, and other considerations.

Stoudemire could push the issue by telling Kerr he won’t re-up with the club. Remember, the lanky post’s first priority is to play for a contender, so – if he doesn’t like the Suns’ plan for the future – he could force a trade by breaking off negotiations.

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade will likely finish the year with their respective teams before hitting the open market. However, Stoudemire could be ‘The One’ to change teams –and that change could come soon.

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