If Steve Kerr actually trades Amar’e Stoudemire he should be fired.

Steve Nash is 35.
Shaquille O’Neal is 36.
Grant Hill is 36.
That’s half of the Suns starting line-up. So old. And Steve Kerr wants to trade away a 26 year old 6 ft 10 4 time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire who isn’t even in his prime yet? That’s crazy. Sure, he can’t play any defense but his flashy dunks make up for it. What’s worse is that Steve Kerr wants to keep Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill. Sure, they will have lots of money because there contracts are all almost done but  what free agent would want to play in Phoenix if Amar’e Stoudemire isn’t there ? What Steve Kerr needs to do is lock Amar’e Stoudemire up and sign him to a long term deal. Because Amar’e Stoudemire can attract big name free agents to Phoenix. The Suns will have a lot of money to spend if they trade away Amar’e Stoudemire but why would Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh come to Phoenix with nobody to play with.
ESPN has Potential trades for Amar’e:
1. NETS: Yi Jianlian, Stromile Swift, Ryan Anderson, Jarvis Hayes and a No. 1 pick.
This is a horrible trade for the Suns. Yi Jianlian sucks. The No. 1 pick is too low so its useless. The Suns will be in the lottery next year if they do this trade.

2. BULLS: Tyrus Thomas, Thabo Sefolosha, Cedric Simmons and Drew Gooden.
Who wants Tyrus Thomas? When you can have Amar’e?

3. KNICKS: David Lee, Nate Robinson and Stephon Marbury
David Lee is good but he’s no Amar’e Stoudemire.

4. HEAT: Michael Beasley and Shawn Marion
Only reasonable good trade.

5. THUNDER: Jeff Green, Joe Smith and Desmond Mason
Jeff Green for Amar’e Stoudemire?

6. PISTONS: Amir Johnson and Rasheed Wallace
Amir Johnson is an average player.

7. CAVS: J.J. Hickson and Wally Szczerbiak
J.J Hickson is an average player.

8. GRIZZLIES: Mike Conley, Hakim Warrick and Darko Milicic
Mike Conley sucks. Hakim Warrick is an average player. And who wants Darko?

– All these trades suck for the Suns and will put them in the lottery. They’ll get an average young player Yi Jianlian, Tyrus Thomas, David Lee, Jeff Green, Amir Johnson, J.J. Hickson, Hakim Warrick in return for an future hall of famer in Amar’e Stoudemire. And some first round draft picks that are probably too low so they won’t make much of an impact. And lots of salary cap good for free agents but who would want to come to Phoenix without Amar’e Stoudemire? Steve Kerr don’t trade Amar’e Stoudemire if he doesn’t fit in coach Terry Porter’s system then fire Terry Porter and find a new coach. Keep Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Nash and get rid of Shaquille O’Neal instead. Amar’e Stoudemire is the Suns franchise player. Keep Amar’e Stoudemire lock him up and build around him. Because Amar’e Stoudemire is a future hall of famer. But if Steve Kerr actually trades Amar’e Stoudemire he’ll regret it for sure.

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~ by Travis on February 9, 2009.

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