Sunday , Jan , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Phoenix Suns Won’t Trade Nucleus

Managing Partner Robert Sarver said Saturday that the team will not make a major deal before the NBA’s Feb. 20 trade deadline and added that nothing will change his mind over the next month.

"As far as doing anything with our core players, that’s just not going to happen," Sarver said. "I feel very strongly that we are capable of winning a championship with who we have, and I’m going to let these guys go for another shot at a championship."

National reports have run rampant with rumors that the Suns have discussed significant deals that included All-NBA center Amaré Stoudemire and All-Star forward Shawn Marion.

"They are just flat-out not getting traded," Sarver said. "We are going to play the season with our core. They deserve another chance to win a championship. [Click here for more from]