Phoenix Suns window is closing
Suns are looking at a 1st round/2nd round exit this year. Trading away Kurt Thomas(the only big that knew how to play defense on their team) and adding the decrepit Grant Hill didn't improve their team. To make matters worse they turned down a chance to trade Amare for Garnett. That stupid decision is going to haunt them for years to come when the Suns fall back into lottery a few years down the line...and it's all because Stoudewhiner is overrated to hell.
Amare's one of worst defensive big men in the league. Teams average 44.0 ppg (worst in the league) in the paint against the Suns on .493 shooting. That's terrible.
As a result, every decent big man seems to go off on Phoenix:
Al Jefferson: 32 pts, 20 rebs, 2 asts, 4 stls, 1 blk on 50% shooting
Bynum: 28 pts, 12 rebs, 4 asts, 2 blks on 85% shooting
Duncan: 36 pts, 17 rebs, 3 asts, 1 blk on 60% shooting
Dirk: 31 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 2 blks on 50% shooting
Yao: 31 pts, 13 rebs, 1 ast, 2 blks on 63% shooting
Dwight: 30 pts, 23 rebs, 1 ast, 2 blks on 68% shooting
I see an easy sweep for the Lakers if they play Phoenix in the playoffs this year. The overrated/overhyped Suns are dying and it's all because they don't bother to play defense.