I wonder if this is the Sun’s master plan? Next year the Phoenix Suns will have the contracts of Steve Nash, and Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus coming off the books and do to thrifty spending only $29 million in contracts guaranteed next season.
With quite a few big names like Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deren Williams on the market it seems like a good plan because the Phoenix Suns possibly would be the only team with enough room under the salary cap to sign multiple top-level free-agents and become instant contenders much like they did back in 2004 when they brought Steve Nash back to the Valley.
On the surface sounds like an excellent plan however, it will never happen. It may have been a possibility if Jerry Colangelo still owned and ran the team but unfortunately our current owner Robert Sarver has niched out a reputation of being for the lack of a better term cheap.
Now that reputation may not be accurate but unfortunately it is how he is perceived by fans and players alike due in part to his selling of draft picks and refusal to pay high dollar contracts to win an NBA title. I guarantee even a superstar who’s only interested in money and not a title would be twice before coming to Phoenix because unfortunately we probably won’t provide them with a decent supporting cast and that will affect their endorsement dollars.
In my opinion if the Suns are unable to land David West this year via free agency they might as well blow up the entire team and ship everyone out of town Steve Nash included for as many draft picks as we can get. If this is the route we take we might as well do it as soon as possible that way we are bad enough to have a shot at a top three NBA draft lottery pick and possible superstar.
I know a lot of fans would like it but realistically that maybe the Phoenix Suns only chance at rebuilding and becoming a contender once again. Granted we may be good enough as is with a few mediocre additions to sneak in to the playoffs as an eighth seed but if we don’t have a shot at winning a title wouldn’t it be better to just have a terrible year and the promise of a brighter future?