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The Suns' management needs to be realistic and start rebuilding. They need to drop their pride and free Steve Nash! The Suns are like Madonna, just clinging to the last bit of youth and refuse to face the cold hard fact that they are old and becoming incompetent.
The Suns are in the most difficult spot right now. Not good enough to contend for anything, yet not bad enough to get a top 10 draft pick. Once Nash and Hill leave the desert, the Suns will be left with a bunch of average to below-average role players who are only good because they fed off of Nash all these years.
The Nash effect has glorified the careers of players like Shawn Marion, Raja Bell, Leandro Barbosa and most recently, Marcin Gortat. Go read the stats of these guys after they leave Nash, they are average at best.
The departure of Nash is inevitable, and the Suns need some talented youngsters to keep them from falling to the very bottom of the power rankings. A rebuilding process, however painful, is necessary. The Suns not only have to stink for picks next year, they also need to trade for picks. Youth is an asset the Suns desperately need.
Oh did I mention, FREE STEVE NASH!