Phoenix Suns Opinion: Weekly Writers Roundup February 13 Edition

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Jan 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Miles Plumlee (22) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Suns defeated the Sixers 124-113. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Miles Plumlee (22) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Suns defeated the Sixers 124-113. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

 

2. What do you want the Suns to do before the February 20th trade deadline?

 Lorenzo:

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.

Troy:

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.

Eric:

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.

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  • SOUTHPHILLY

    I disagree with the writers. If anyone has watched the last several games ,especially the Heat, you realize that we have no low post game and are a team that will live and die with the three. Gasol not only provides a low post presence , but protects the paint and rebounds. By trading Okafar and a draft pick which we probably will not take anyway(WE ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH) WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.iF PAU CAN GIVE US A FEW YEARS IT WOULD BE A STEAL. A lot of people fail to remember that he has been one of the best bigs in the NBA for several years. It is rare hat you have the ability to pick up an 18ppg and 10 rebounds guy.