Suns and Celtics: Let's Make a Deal

Seth Cox@sethcoxtshqCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 17:  Rajon Rondo #9 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics talk as the Orlando Magic shoot a free throw in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 17, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 101-82 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to Arizona sports radio host John Gambadoro, the Boston Celtics have made an offer to the Phoenix Suns for Amar'e Stoudemire. 

The offer, according to Gambadoro, would be Amar'e Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, and the 14th overall pick.

In return the Suns would receive Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. 

I will break this down in two ways, as a Suns homer and as a basketball fan.

First, as a basketball fan.  How does this make sense for Boston?  Unless Garnett is more injured than the Celtics are leading on too, which in that case, I guess I could see it making sense.

They get a 27—year—old, All—Star power forward who can be mentored by one of the best to ever step on the hardwood.  He will eventually replace KG and gives the Celtics some much needed youth at the position.

All of that being said, how does this make sense Boston fans?  I know it is a rumor, but that has to make you think: if there is any truth at all, Garnett is a little more injured or the Celtics are not hopeful of him being the old KG, rather just an old KG.

The other question I would have is, who plays point guard?  Is there another deal that is in the works if this does go through?  I mean, we saw how bad Boston was with Stephon Marbury running the show.

As a Suns fan, let me just say, do it.  Rajon Rondo answers every question of who would replace Steve Nash as a point guard, not only of the future, but of the present. 

This trade would all but end the second Nash era in Phoenix. It was successful in wins, everyone will admit that it was a bit of a disappointment not even making a finals.

Ray Allen would be a one year player. He would come off the book for the 2010 season.

Another thing that should be noted is, if this trade were to occur along with Nash being traded, the Suns would likely hold onto Shaq. He and Ray Allen's contracts coming off the books would give the Suns roughly $40 million in cap space for the 2010 free agency period.

Could this happen? I doubt it. This is the time of the year where we mostly get a lot of talk and very little action.

As a Suns fan though, I can only hope that something like this comes to fruition. The Suns are in need of a direction for the franchise and this might just point us in that direction.

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