Suns Wave Goodbye to Amar’e Stoudemire, Say Hello to Hedo Turkoglu

July 12th, 2010 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
Since Amar'e Stoudemire left the desert earlier this month, the Phoenix Suns have been on shaky ground as they watched teams like the Heat and Lakers add pieces to their rosters.

Until this morning.

Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic broke the news that the Suns were close to finishing a trade with the Toronto Raptors that would send six foot ten inch forward Hedo Turkoglu to Phoenix in exchange for seven-year veteran guard Leandro Barbosa and another contract.

It was also reported that former Atlanta Hawk Josh Childress was heading to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade in exchange for a second round draft pick in 2012.

A collective sigh of relief fell over the city of Phoenix.

Many fans, myself included, began the usual process of determining how these brand new acquisitions would fit in with their latest team.

No disrespect to Josh Childress, we know he will bring an athletic floor running game to the Suns, but the "sexier" name is Hedo Turkoglu.

For many NBA fans, it was the first time they had heard the words "Hedo Turkoglu" since the Magic fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in ...

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