Originally Posted by niko
Then you can't get Amare. Period. He's an all-star caliber PF and he's young. Why would they trade him to the Spurs and get worse?
BTW, Blair is being terribly overated if you won't move him for Amare.
Woah, no need to get defensive. The Suns are going to likely take the best offer they can get for Amare by the deadline. More than likely you aren't going to get equal value back for him so you are going to have to settle for less. Your hopes seem to be set pretty high when chances are that whoever they bring in for him will clearly have less of an impact then Amare does now. Not saying they are going to be forced to take a deal from the Spurs, but you won't get much more of a skillset than Manu or RJ in a deal before the deadline.
Blair is what we would expect to get from a first year forward drafted in the first round, and we got him in the second. He is without a doubt an important piece to our team, he's young and (pending any serious injury) he seems to be a factor for our teams future. It's hard to find such a diamond in the rough, so I don't see a need to trade a rookie who has played solid in his first half year in the NBA so quickly.