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Entering this season, the Suns were determined to rebuild and stockpile assets. But after their early success, there has been a change of plans in Phoenix and the team is looking to win now and make the playoffs in the Western Conference.
The Suns are looking to be buyers at the deadline in order to strengthen their roster for a postseason run, and Okafor could certainly help them add a contributor. In addition to Okafor’s contract, Phoenix also has a number of young players and as many as six first-round picks over the next two years.
Because Ryan McDonough has done such an excellent job acquiring picks, the Suns could decide to part ways with one or two of those picks in order to sweeten a deal and land a significant player before the Feb. 20 deadline.
As Wojnarowski notes later in his article, the Suns are interested in acquiring an “All-Star-level player” should one become available, and they believe they have the trade chips to land a player of that caliber. Woj also says that the Suns’ plan all along was to flip Okafor’s expiring, insured contract before the deadline, so it sounds like Phoenix will be making a move.
If La La said this on July 1, this would be huge news. However, so much can happen between now and the summer that this really doesn’t mean much.
Odds are, even Carmelo Anthony doesn’t know what his future holds at this point. Think back to this time in 2010. Everyone was talking about what would happen with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, yet nobody was thinking about them all teaming up in Miami. Speculating about these things in January is extremely difficult since things change so much in just a few months.
I suppose this is somewhat of a good sign for the Knicks since, in recent days, talk had shifted to Anthony playing in Los Angeles or Chicago.
But what else was La La supposed to say when asked this question? “No, Carmelo isn’t going to re-sign in New York. In fact, I’d like to take this opportunity to officially request a trade for my husband. Your move Knicks.” Come on.
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