I have a confession to make. I didn’t watch the Blazer game last night. BUT, I have a good excuse, I was hooping myself. Unfortunately as I was on my way to fouling out roughly around the end of the 3rd quarter (and yes you get 6 fouls in city league), the Blazers were losing the
So you can pretty much assume that I will come through everyday with some sort of trade rumor. If you hate trade rumors I am sorry, but I love them. You know what? I am not sorry! I will not apologize for dreaming of ways to improve an already stellar team. Today’s is quite a dosey and comes to us from a
This comes from having an ear to the ground. Some reading of tea leaves. Some 2+2 = stuff. I think there's a biggie brewing in NBA trade circles. A Western Conference-race-changing biggie.
While I don't claim to have moles inside the Suns HQ, little snippets here and there from people I listen to (should we call them "our sources" in order to make this a true Vesceyesque rumor-generator?) have me thinking that a big trade is brewing. ... or certainly, serious talks that could lead to this big trade. A blockbuster. One that involves two playoff teams and rivals in the Western Conference. One that could create a deadline domino effect in the West, just like last year. Don't be surprised if Amare gets traded by the deadline to
for LaMarcus Aldridge (with Raef Lafrentz included as trade filler for rules purposes). Portland
Anything can happen - but we have reason to think that when the dust settles the Suns' partner will be
, and the acquisition will be Aldridge. Portland
While it is tempting to think of what that would do to
The other side of the coin is that I would see Aldridge developing similar problems in the future. He has already let it be known that he is kind of disturbed by the fact that he doesn’t get as much attention as Roy and Oden. You could say that he even gets less media coverage then Bayless. He seems to be fine with it right now, but what about in 2 years? In 5? When his contract is up, is he going to be satisfied being “one of the big three”? or will he want to go somewhere else and be “the man” just like Amare is doing right now? Those are questions that nobody knows the answers to, but interesting to think about.
Weighing both sides, I would have to lean towards not making the trade. We have a pretty darn good thing going here right now, and we are getting significantly better each year. It sometimes seems hard to be patient in the pros, but I think this is one of those times it will pay off.
What do you guys think? Would you do it? Would you rather have this deal or the Bosh deal? I would like the Bosh deal more then this, but who knows. I want to hear what you guys think!