It has recently been reported that Suns guard, Leandro Barbosa, is the subject of recent trade talks.
The Boston Celtics have already expressed interest in acquiring the former Sixth Man of the Year.
If not Boston, who else would be interested?
I will be listing several teams and scenarios that could happen for Barbosa to wind up on another team for the 2010 season.
Enjoy the show!
Boston trades Rasheed Wallace and a 2011 first rounder for Barbosa.
Yes, I know that Rasheed Wallace is likely to retire, but there is a good chance he will somehow be a part of this trade.
If the Celtics do not retain future hall-of-fame sharpshooter Ray Allen, they will need a veteran shooting guard that can start right away.
I just don't see Avery Bradley being able to step in from day one to start.
This will free up cap space for the Suns in order to resign Louis Amundson.
If Ray Allen does resign, count out Boston as a possible destination for Barbosa.
Toronto trades Marco Belinelli and Marcus Banks for Barbosa.
It's not the best option for the Suns, but it's one that makes sense.
Phoenix would receive two contracts that would expire after this upcoming season.
There is a good chance that the Suns will waive both of these players. However, I could see Belinelli sticking on the roster.
As far as Marcus Banks goes, he's gone. He would just be a player that keeps the bench heated for Grant Hill.
Toronto would receive a starting shooting guard in return.
DeMar DeRozan is more of a small forward than a shooting guard. Although it could be a debate on what position he will play in 2010.
New Jersey trades Kris Humpheries and a 2011 second rounder for Barbosa.
Kris Humpries' contract is set to expire after the 2010-2011 season, so he will likely be waived.
If he is kept on the roster, there is a chance Phoenix would start him at power forward.
I just got a headache from typing that sentence. It disgusts me.
Nonetheless, Humphries would likely find himself going to Phoenix for a day or so.
New Jersey has plenty of money, so they would be able to afford Barbosa's contract.
Courtney Lee has potential to start at shooting guard, but he hasn't been exactly great in his first two years in the NBA.
Leandro would be a great fit for a team that needs to get talented players as soon as possible.
New York trades Wilson Chandler for Barbosa straight up.
I'm fully aware that Grant Hill, Jared Dudley, and Earl Clark are on the roster, so don't panic.
Once Chandler is shipped to Phoenix, he would be immediately shipped to another team in need for a young small forward.
This would definitely be a great trade for the Suns. If you want me to explain it further, ask me.
New York would receive another Phoenix Sun that would be an instant starter, like Amar'e Stoudemire.
Maybe Mike D'antoni should sign all of his free agents and just trade them to Phoenix for the Suns' roster.
Nah, I'll pass.
Prepare for a blockbuster, people!
Minnesota sends Al Jefferson and Corey Brewer west, for not only Barbosa, but Jason Richardson too.
On paper it looks to good to be true. Let me explain it to you.
The Timberwolves have been wanting to trade Jefferson for a month now. Phoenix needs a power forward.
Phoenix would trade a shooting guard and a combo guard to Minnesota in return for a star like Jefferson and a defensive specialist in Corey Brewer.
Minnesota would likely try to ship off Richardson to another team once or if they get him in the deal.
I know this trade seems a little out of whack, but it's still possible.