Possible Clippers trade
As I just read some Rubio rumors that he will only go to LA (Clippers) or Sacramento, some crazy ideas came to my mind how the Clippers could get the 2nd pick. That would be a 3 way deal including the Clips, Grizzlies and Phoenix.
*Clippers get D.Milicic, G.Buckner and the 2nd pick from Memphis
*Suns get Z.Randolph from LA and M.Conley Jr.+35pick from Memphis
*Grizzlies get Amare and G.Dragic from Phoenix (although Memphis loses their fyture PG, they'll be able to draft another one with their other 1st round pick)
Don't judge, just write your thoughts:)
Except I dont know if Pheonix is getting enough maybe through a resigned Hakim Warrick then it should work. I think Pheonix needs to get more talent back. Thats just my opinion though.
I agree, if i was Phoenix i wouldn't accept that kind of trade too. I did it on the espn trade machine and it looked quite god , i wanted to add something for the suns but then the salaries wouldn't fit..
Sorry but there is no way Phoenix would go through with this trade. The only way they would trade Amare is for cap relief which they aren't getting (Randolph makes more money than Amare!) along with a young talented player. Also, Phoenix is looking to add some defense which Randolph hasn't heard of.
Phoenix could find a better deal for Amare and I think that there is a better chance of Phoenix trading away Shaq this offseason.
I didn;t say that it will definitely happen, i said it was just a one of possibilities for the clippers to get the 2nd pick. But, only if Phoenix comfirms the trade, which is unlikely to happen and i know that. About defence, i don't think you can play any defence with Steve nash on your team ( my opinion ), besides, when Alvin Gentry was hired he clearly said that he would try to bring back the run and gun style, so stop talking about phoenix's defence, becouse it doesn't exist.
I know you aren't saying it would definitely happen. I am telling you that there is absolutely no way it would happen because Phoenix would not approve of a deal of Amare for Randolph and Conley.
Also, I stand by my defense comment. You are right that Gentry is the Suns head coach and he returned their run and gun style of offense. You forget though that Kerr is still their GM and believes that defense wins championships and will try and impose that philosophy on the suns. Gentry also agrees that the suns need to improve defensively and made a point of saying that when he accepted the head coaching position. The Suns realize that after last season, they can't play a half court offense but they also believe that they can't win it all by simply trying to outscore their opponent, as they learned over the years of losing in the playoffs before they acquired Shaq. They are trying to balance philosophies for next year. You can even look at some of the prospects the Suns have been looking at with the 14th pick. DeJuan Blair in particular is being targeted to help them defensively.
If you still don't believe me, here is a link to the defense comment made by Gentry: http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2009/5/12/873478/alvin-gentry-press-co...
I think Phoenix could definitely groom Conley as their next PG and think he would thrive in that system, but i just don't think that the Randolph-Amare swap would work. Randolph isnt nearly as fast or athletic as Amare, which is kind of nexessary in the Suns run-n-gun offense. Also i dont know why Memphis would do this because its almost guaranteed that Amare would bolt for FA after 1 season there.
It is possible that he bolts for FA, but in my opinion he would be much happier to play for a team that has tons of potential and as a result he would sign an extention. The phoenix suns would make this deal because they would get a very talented PG in Conley+an above averege rebounder and and good scorer in Randolph... I gues i don't need to say why the Clippers would love to make this trade...