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The Official Offseason Thread for the Phoenix Suns

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David Lee at $10 million per year > Amare at $20 million per year
Flashback! Awesome.

[ Edited by TheSixthRing on Jun 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM ]
Didn't he do something like that against the Sonics in the playoffs?


Fun Fact: Chapman's salary that year was less than what Jordan earned in a day.
Grant Hill exercises option for next season

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5265972
This is a week old, but Steve Kerr is out as GM. While Kerr's official reasoning for not signing an extension cites a desire to spend time with his family (the ultimate cop out excuse), the rumblings around Phoenix allege Suns owner Robert Sarver, despite the surprising success of this past year, wanted Kerr to take a pay cut.

This, in turn, has started a rumor that now Amare wants out of Phoenix, because he's not pleased that Kerr is on the outs.

The Suns draft two unspectacular PF prospects. I don't care what their names are...
http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2010/06/28/20100628suns-amare-stoudemire-extension-meeting-tuesday-in-los-angeles.html#ixzz0sB69hMA0


Suns meeting Amar'e Stoudemire, final deal extension push before July 1 free agency deadline

The Suns will make one more push to sign Amar'e Stoudemire on Tuesday before NBA free agency opens.

A final meeting previously was reported here, but Fanhouse.com reported today that Happy Walters, Stoudemire's agent, said coach Alvin Gentry and owner Robert Sarver will meet with his client in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Yahoo.com also confirmed the meeting.

Stoudemire can become a free agent at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Thursday (9:01 p.m. Wednesday, Arizona time).

While Stoudemire said earlier that he would opt out of his contract, Stoudemire also has called Phoenix his "Plan A," and Walters told Fanhousse that he would not completely rule out Stoudemire agreeing to an extension by Wednesday.

But any extension seems unlikely because the Suns have been willing to offer a maximum salary but not maximum years.

Stoudemire is due to make $17.7 million in 2010-11 on his current deal.
Now that Amare has committed to sign with the Knicks, it appears the Suns are now actively pursuing to make it a sign-and-trade deal... perhaps looking to make a play for David Lee?



Phoenix Suns seek return on Amar'e Stoudemire's move to New York Knicks

by Paul Coro - Jul. 5, 2010 10:00 PM
The Arizona Republic

The Suns still might be able to get something out of Amar'e Stoudemire's departure after all.

Even with Stoudemire agreeing to a five-year, $99.7 million deal with the New York Knicks, the Suns are working on being able to use Stoudemire's rights in a sign-and-trade deal with the Knicks for a trade exception or perhaps even free-agent power forward David Lee.

The Suns would do so by also executing a sign-and-trade deal with Chicago and Hakim Warrick, who finished last season with the Bulls.

The Suns agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal with Warrick on Thursday night after Stoudemire had rejected the Suns' five-year, $96.6 million offer that included partial fourth- and fifth-year guarantees.

If the Suns do a sign-and-trade for Stoudemire first, they could receive a trade exception of up to about $17 million in return, unless a Lee contract is included. The Suns would then use part of that exception for the first $4 million year of Warrick's contract in a sign-and-trade with Chicago.

Chicago could benefit by getting a second-round draft pick from Phoenix, which might be able to get a second-round pick and a trade exception or Lee from New York. The Knicks benefit with a small bump in cap space by starting Stoudemire's contract at a lower first-year salary because the deal can have 10.5 percent raises via Phoenix rather than 8 percent raises if done by New York.

Otherwise, the Suns, after more than two years of considering trading Stoudemire, would see him leave for New York without any compensation, other than getting salary-cap relief and no longer being a luxury-tax-paying team.

"If we can do something to help Phoenix, we will," Stoudemire's agent, Happy Walters, said.

NBA free agents can't sign until Thursday.


http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2010/07/05/20100705phoenix-suns-amare-stoudemire-plan.html
good for you guys. I know the Suns love him, but Amare needed to go. You can sign a couple good players for that ridiculous 100 mil contract he just got and they'll add up to much more for your team.
oops already posted
[ Edited by valrod33 on Jul 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM ]
Looks like the Suns were able to work out a Sign and Trade with both Chicago and New York. The Suns will be getting roughly a $16.5 million trade exemption, will use $4 million of that on Warrick, and will have approx. $12.5 million left over. Hopefully they use it as opposed to sitting on it like they've done with recent TE's.

If the Hornets are looking to shed payroll, maybe the Suns could get David West or Emeka Okafor?




There has been some chatter that the Suns could send Amare Stoudemire to the Knicks in a three-team sign-and-trade that would also include committed free agent Hakim Warrick from Chicago.

And according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, such a deal has been agree upon.

"The Suns will use Stoudemire's official departure [Thursday] to make a pair of sign-and-trade deals with New York and Chicago, netting the Suns a $16.5 million trade exception from the Knicks and using part of that for Hakim Warrick's acquisition, according to Stoudemire's agent, Happy Walters," he writes.

There had been rumblings David Lee could head back as a replacement for Stoudemie in the Suns' lineup but that won't happen.

Instead, the team will have a large trade exception to use -- though $4 million of it will be used to acquire Warrick -- one in which they could utilize on a scorer with Stoudemire now heading to the Knicks.
[ Edited by TheSixthRing on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:16 AM ]
So who are you hoping for, Sixth?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
So who are you hoping for, Sixth?

Originally posted by Sixth:
If the Hornets are looking to shed payroll, maybe the Suns could get David West or Emeka Okafor?

Of course, I'd prefer David West, but I'd think the Hornets wouldn't budge on him; his salary is way too reasonable for the production he brings. As far as other teams that may need to dump a decent PF to shed salary, I'll have to do my research.
[ Edited by TheSixthRing on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM ]