What on earth is Steve Kerr doing? That's the question I'm asking myself right now as a basketball fan. He's made some questionable decisions over his years with the Suns and the guy likes to live "dangerously" so here's a short overview on what decisions have been made and where they are now. I'll highlight the moves that I think were questionable.
-So firstly they draft Amare Stoudemire in the 2002..he becomes the guy that the Suns would build around.
-Newly appointed coach Mike D'Antoni trades Penny Hardaway and Stephon Marbury to New York to free up cap space.
-Joe Johnson traded to Atlanta for Boris Diaw and a 2 1st round picks.
-Suns sign free agent Raja Bell
-Suns draft Rudy Fernandez in the 2007 Draft only to later trade him to Portland for Alondo Tucker and cash
Suns trade Kurt Thomas to Seattle along with 2 1st rounders for a 2nd round draft choice and an $8 million trade exception.
Mike D'Antoni leaves Phoenix to coach with the Knicks.
-Suns draft Robin Lopez and Gordan Grigec(?) in the 2008 NBA Draft.
-Suns sign Matt Barnes.
And now we come to the Amar'e Stoudemire trade rumours. It's only a matter of time until he's gone so what will the Suns be left with...?
Shaq has said that he will retire in 2010,
Grant Hill will be 37 this year so he will probably retire either this year or the next,
Steve Nash is 35...I would expect him to be traded, there's not really any point in keeping him.
So that's really the whole team gone...It's clear that the Phoenix Suns will be heading in a drastically different direction maybe sooner then they anticipated due to moves by GM Steve Kerr that didn't really pay off...
If I was the GM of the Suns...I'd be drafting very carefully because they're gonna need some new talent on this basketball team.