Reports have surfaced regarding a trade for Stoudemire to the Golden State Warriors in return for Andris Biedrins, Brandan Wright, and Marco Belinelli.
Although the deal cannot be announced until Jun. 30 because of Biedrins base-year compensation status, the rumored deal is picking up momentum.
The Stoudemire deal should only be considered by the Suns if Golden State’s No. 7 pick, Stephen Curry, is included. But it does not look like Golden State will part with the rookie at this stage.
By dealing Stoudemire to the Warriors, the Suns will not even stand a chance of winning 40 games with the starting lineup of Nash, Richardson, Hill, Clark, and Biedrins.
If the Stoudemire to Golden State trade does happen on Jul. 1, the Phoenix Suns will be fielding one of the weakest lineups in five or six years for the upcoming season.
Trading Stoudemire will provide the Suns with some sort of financial relief from his mega contract, as well as getting something in return in case Stoudemire enters free agency in 2010 signing elsewhere.
But it is quite unacceptable to the Suns fans if all they are getting back from parting with the All-Star player and Stoudemire are role players and cash considerations.
Stephen Curry, who averaged 28.6 points in his final year playing for his colleage team, the Davidson Wildcats should be the main reason the Phoenix Suns are willing to part with their four-time All-Star.
Indications points to the fact that the Sun's GM, Steve Kerr and owner Robert Sarver may be willing to accept the deal without including Curry.
The self-induced rebuilding mode for the Suns continue.