Originally Posted by selrahc
I say Amare. If Amare was injured the Suns would basically have no one above 6'8".
Nash obviously, but that is too easy.
Outside of Nash, Stoudemire for sure for the reason listed above (no one over 6'8")
When Amare was out a couple years ago, it was a different year (obviously). The West is much bigger and better now. Diaw also had his career/free agent year, which he's come nowhere close to duplicating.
If Amare were to get injured, their depth chart at PF/C would be
Diaw (undersized against West bigs)
Marion (undersized against West bigs)
Sean Marks (sucks)
There's no way they'd get out of Round 2, yet again. Marion would have to guard boozer against the Jazz, Nene against the Nuggets, Tim Duncan on the Spurs, which just won't work.