Originally Posted by 76ers4life
What was the point in just letting Joe Johnson walk away I seen the guy play and he is a very good player. He was not worth a Boris Diaw trade imo. Also Qrich he played extremely well when in Phoenix with D' Antoni. I noticed after you guys lost those two Phoenix lost alot of their competitive edge they just weren't the same team. I think you guys would have won a championship had you kept that 04-05 team together eventually you would have won a championship.
Well JJ wanted out of PHX because he wanted to be the #1 option, but we had Amar'e who was the #1 option. Suns management had to decide who would be the better #1. So they did the deal to let JJ go. Whether or not we let him go that year he would have left the following year and we'd have nothing.
With the QRich trade they were trying to shore up rebouding with Kurt Thomas and I think he was making less than both QRich and what Nate Robinson would have made.