Suns Should Trade For Tracy McGrady

January 5th, 2010 by Matt Petersen Leave a reply »
There are three scenarios which precipitate a trade.

Your team needs one specific piece to get over the hump (see: Cleveland) Your club is stuck in a rut (see: half the western conference) Another team is suddenly struck by the angel of charity and is willing to part with a premier piece for bread crumbs (see: the 2008 Memphis Grizzlies) The Phoenix Suns are in group number two. Sure, they're better than everyone thought they would be, meaning that instead of watching ping pong balls with fingers crossed, they're stuck in the middle of the pack out west.

Phoenix's problem is that they've almost no way to bolster they're roster. This year's draft pick (would've sucked anyway) is the property of OKC, you're not trading Nash, and giving away Stoudemire is too dangerous to do at this point in the game.

That leaves Leandro Barbosa (loves Phoenix, would cry if he left) and Jason Richardson (used to being unloved) as your only viable trade bait. Everyone else is either too essential or paid too little to be used in a team-changing transaction.

So trade both of them. To Houston. For Tracy McGrady

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