Ford: Suns' big contract shed might be... Amare???
Originally Posted by Chad Ford
David, Phoenix: Who's going to be the biggest name traded this off-season?
Chad Ford: (12:58 PM ET ) The obvious answer is KG. Pau Gasol and Jermaine O'Neal are also big names who will likely be in the mix. But I think your hometown may be in play as well. If the Suns don't win it all, I suspect that they'll think about moving a big contract, especially if they end up with the No. 4 or No. 5 pick in the draft (via Atlanta). While everyone points to Shawn Marion being the guy to go ... I wouldn't be surprised if Amare Stoudemire is traded. From what I hear, the relationship is rocky and he has very strong trade value ... what about a deal that sends Stoudemire to Chicago for Luol Deng/Tyrus Thomas?
Re: Ford: Suns' big contract shed might be... Amare???
You guys think Gasol is a bad defender because he's white, let's face it.
Memphis were the best defensive team in the league a few years ago and they were always good or great in that department with Gasol and Pau has been a 2 bpg player pretty much his whole career.
I mean, when they can be the best defensive team in the league with Chucky Atkins starting for them, that says something.
Amare is a more dominant scorer but Gasol is a much better passer, can score on more ways, demands more attention IMO and defensively, I believe Gasol is definitely better.
Besides, he's smarter, too.