2. What do you want the Suns to do before the February 20th trade deadline?
The only move the Suns should make is somehow getting rid of useless contracts (Okafor) and horde more draft picks in preparation for a very stacked draft. I definitely do not think we should go after Pau Gasol. He may still have something left in the tank but he’s clearly on the downside of his career and I would not like to use any draft picks on him.
Personally, I would like to see them make a deal for a big guy that isn’t a huge blockbuster. If they could get another man to cover the paint for Okafor and a first round pick, I think they would have a much better chance at being in and being competitive in the playoffs. The Suns have all the speed they could want, but the elite of the West play physically and the Suns need a way to meet that.
The Suns will probably end up with three first-round picks by the draft (doubt we’ll get Minnesota’s) and that is plenty. Trade two and Okafor’s contract for a superstar like a Kevin Love, and draft a player for yourself. That means I don’t want them trading for anyone at the deadline on the twentieth. Although as I wrote a while ago, trading for Pau Gasol wouldn’t be the worst thing, if it was for the right price.