Originally written January 27, 2013 on HoopStuff:
The Phoenix Suns are one of the league’s worst teams and have lacked direction since Amar’e Stoudemire left, to go to the Knicks. Since then, they have made some poor draft picks, spent cap space very irresponsibly and tried to stay relevant, despite everyone else knowing that they needed to rebuild the franchise from scratch. They tried to squeeze every single ounce of magic from Steve Nash, to try and win, but last off-season they were finally ready to let him move on, which was basically them waving the metaphorical white flag and signaling to the league that they were ready to rebuild. Every rebuilding franchise needs cap space, young talent and draft picks, and although they have future money coming and will likely have a very high draft pick this year, they need to make trades, to net major assets. Although they have absolutely no young players worth building around, they have veterans who carry value and expiring contracts that could net them some of the assets they need to s...
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