Amare Stoudemire is clearly on his way out of Phoenix.
All the moves so far this offseason have pointed to Robert Sarver not wanting to re-sign Stoudemire.
Getting rid of Steve Kerr, David Griffin, and his lack of communication with Stoudemire and his agent.
So how are the most likely candidates to replace Stoudemire?
Sure, Clark may have not gotten off the bench much his rookie season but he definitely has potential.
At 6'10" he has the size to be power forward, but still needs to put on weight (225 lbs) in order to bang with the big boys.
Will he ever put out the scoring that Amare did? Probably not, but he brings defense and is not afraid to crash the boards.
Hopefully he impresses at the Vegas Summer League enough to get some serious playing time for the Suns.
The Suns would have to put together a trade in order to get Jamison.
Phoenix would likely use him in a similar matter that Washington did, a slashing power forward who could spread the floor.
Possible Trade: Channing Frye (sign and trade) and Leandro Barbosa ($7 million next season) for Jamison ($13M next season)
Ok , he won't ever be a starter in the league but he is what he is. A solid role player who meshed well with the Suns second unit.
Will he likely get overpaid by some team this offseason? Yes.
Hopefully he will be able to stay in Phoenix where he knows he will have his abilities best utilized.
Josh Smith would be someone that the Phoenix Suns could be excited about getting.
He is a young (24 years old), athletic power forward who the Suns could build their future around.
Smith is locked in for the next three seasons and would provide some stability at position. The rumor was last season that Smith wanted out of Atlanta.
Nash would automatically fall in love with his ability to fly around the basket. He is one of the best shot blockers in the league as well.
Smith makes $11.6 million next season so to get him in a trade it could get tricky for the Suns.
Barbosa would have to be included in any trade, along with at least one first round pick. Maybe one of the Suns free agents could be packaged in a sign and trade deal.
Boozer is kind of a shock to hear that the Suns were interested in signing him.
He goes against what the Suns have been going for the past two years, youth and an uptempo offense.
He is a great rebounder and not afraid to bang down low and get dirty.
Boozer is also injury-prone as two of the past five season he has missed 50 games in those seasons due to injury.
The Suns may be able to get him after the first wave of free agents, but I remain skeptical to see him in the purple and orange.
If Frye resigns with the Suns then it is for his and the team's benefit.
Frye will likely move into the starting lineup for the Suns where he shined for his ability to hit shots from behind the three-point arc.
He doesn't bring a lot of rebounding, but with Frye you know what you're getting; a big man who can spread the floor.
West has similar numbers to Stoudemire but has proven to be much more durable than STAT.
He could easily help plug the scoring hole that Stoudemire leaves when he makes exit official. West has averaged just over 20 points a game the last three seasons.
New Orleans has been rumored to be looking to dump contracts, and the Suns could help them out in the regard.
West makes $8 million next season, meaning Barbosa's $7 million and a first rounder could suffice if the Hornets find the deal to their liking.
There is one downside to West, he turns 30 in August and is in the last year of his contract, a contract that the Suns would likely not pony up for.
Is Bosh to Phoenix going to happen?
But it would be fun to think about him running alongside Steve Nash and slamming it down in the purple and orange.
He would be the feature player (what he wants) on a team that has shown it can go to the playoffs using role players and chemistry.
Reunited and it feels so good.
Nowitzki would be back with the player that helped make him a superstar, Nash.
Nash would run the pick and pop with Nowitzki and help spread the floor which the Suns love to do so much.
Sure he's not as intimidating inside presence as Amare, but he can light up the scoreboard just as well and has the same rebounding effect as STAT.
Nowitzki would have to be acquired in a sign and trade deal, likely sending Barbosa, another player and/or a draft pick to the Mavs.
Lee was the exact type of player that Steve Kerr was looking for before he "decided" not to come back as general manager of the Suns.
A hard-nosed, tough scrapper-type that was going to out work you to help the team win. He's played in the Suns running defense and isn't afraid to play some defense.
Plus he can rebound, something that was drastically missing for the Suns with Robin Lopez out.
He may not be the premier name in free agency this year, but he won't cost an arm and a leg and would be a perfect fit for the Suns.