With Phoenix aging on the wing I'm taking James Johnson. This could possibly be Grant Hill's last year in the league. Matt Barnes is not a starter in the league and neither are Jared Dudley and Alando Tucker. They'll eventually need a replacement for Steve Nash but do they take a guy like Teague, Maynor, or Lawson here? I'll go for the wing and take Johnson.
Last edited by Posterize246 : 06-17-2009 at 05:13 PM.
I dont like what I see for the Suns here. The only guy who interests me right now is DeJuan Blair...
I dont even know where the Suns seem to be going this offseason, and I have a bad feeling about what Kerr will do(or lack there of).
I dont like Johnson but not only because I think he will not do well in the NBA, but also because Im not sure if he is a 3 or 4 right now, and I feel Daye will be terrible too.
I guess I will go with James Johnson, but only because there is nobody I like here unless the Suns were to trade down(which we cant do in this), and I can cross my fingers that he turns out well in the NBA and is a superstar for the Suns...
I think they go to work to build insurance for the wings for now and the future.
They could get a PG too, but most of the better PG prospects are gone by now too, and I don't think they should spend a pick on one at this pick.
I like James Johnson, but, feel free to correct me on this, but he's not best shooter?
Assuming they keep Shaq and Amare, I think Chase Budinger is the way to go with this pick.
I honestly have no idea what I would do if I were the Suns, but here is a dream scenario... I would probably start by calling Amare into my office and asking him what he wants to do b/c he's the future. Then I would tell him, "look we are going to suck next year but you'll put up 30-12 if you want to and I am going to clear a bunch of cap space to sign a big name for you to play with. All I need you to do is call some of your boys from Team USA and start telling them how awesome Pheonix is."
Then I'd probably try to trade JRich for a pick; maybe to Minnesota for the 18th and maybe even the 28th if they would throw it in (doubtful). That would leave the Suns with $10-15 mil in guarenteed salaries in 2010/2011 assuming Amare opts out. Will there ever be a better offseason to have that much cap space?! Re-sign Amare, bring in LBJ or D-Wade, etc etc... They'd also get another lotto pick next year b/c they can't make the playoffs in the west with the current squad; especially w/out Hill or JRich.
But for the 14th pick, I'd take Ty Lawson to run the warp speed offense, b/c he has the most experience with that kind of game of any PG in the draft.