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Sunset

Posted on: February 7, 2009 10:27 am
 

What have the Suns done???!!??

 

Look at their team a year ago. A young team that had a talented core and a veteran point guard who was winning the Most Valuable Player year after year. They were that rare bunch of stars that fit in well together.

 

Then they traded Shawn Marion, a key member of the team that was obviously not appreciated for his contribution. His 17 rebounds, 10 assists, and 2 steals were forgotten in the midst of Steve Nash's MVP status and Amare's best new center ranking. If you ask me, this trade really destroyed their team more than anything else. Bringing in and old Shaq really slowed down the flow of the game for a team taht had success with a fast pace offense.

This trade changed the whole outlook of the team as the offense was now primarily built around feeding it down low to Shaq or Amare. Though Stoudemire is doing well in this offense, he is not doing as well as he was in D'Antoni's. Amare now realizes this and is obviously on his way out sometime soon.

My questions is how could a team do this to themselves? All of the pieces are in the right place and then they make a stupid trade that costs them a great coach with a great system and look where they are now.

If only management didn't get overeager for a championship and shake things up...if only.

Category: NBA
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