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Dirkenstien
06-18-2009, 08:51 AM
" An NBA executive told the Boston Globe that the Timberwolves and Suns are working on a trade that would send Al Jefferson and the Wolves' sixth draft pick to Phoenix in exchange for Amare Stoudemire.

David Kahn is looking to make dramatic changes after recently being hired in Minnesota."

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/59885/20090618/jefferson_for_stoudemire_in_the_works/



Sounds too good to be true for the Suns. If there is any way in hell we can get in on Al Jefferson then we need to do that yesterday. He has one of the best low post games in the entire NBA and is a very good defender.

DevinHarriswillstart
06-18-2009, 09:01 AM
Plus the sixth pick? Has to be more to the "supposed" deal...

dalmations202
06-18-2009, 09:03 AM
Makes sense for both sides, IMO.........so the odds of it happening are very low.

sike
06-18-2009, 09:44 AM
sounds like too much for the oft injured Amare. Jefferson is a beast.

alby
06-18-2009, 09:59 AM
Who was the one that wanted to trade Dirk and start all over?

Look at Minnesota... they are in a spiral of suckiness.

Underdog
06-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Who was the one that wanted to trade Dirk and start all over?

There were a lot of people around here who said that (especially before we made the playoffs) - although I bet NONE of them are man enough to admit it...

dirno2000
06-18-2009, 10:15 AM
Who was the one that wanted to trade Dirk and start all over?

Look at Minnesota... they are in a spiral of suckiness.

Yea but that spiral started while KG was still there. If you unwind the trade they'd still suck. Minnesota is a victim of bad managament.

New Jersey dumped Kidd and they're in great position going forward.

EricaLubarsky
06-18-2009, 10:28 AM
T-wolves would be dumb to give up both for Amare. Actually theyd probably be dumb to pickup amare anyway since he not only wants to be a star, but he also wants to win.

Suns commentators here in Phoenix were spot on when they responded to him saying that he wanted to be a star: they said that he just had to put in the effort, work ethic and intensity and that no one in the Suns organization was really holding him back-- that if he really put up better numbers and stepped up his game, he'd get the status he wanted.

On the Suns side it looks very good, especially since Amare has been a discontent in Phoenix. The 6th pick is basically a low-first-round-high-second-round pick in this weak draft, but the deal skews the Suns way big time regardless.

alby
06-18-2009, 10:37 AM
It is a great deal for the Suns, no doubt about it.

Dirkenstien
06-18-2009, 10:52 AM
Who was the one that wanted to trade Dirk and start all over?

Look at Minnesota... they are in a spiral of suckiness.


The trade actually worked out for them big time. Minny would be in even more of a world of hurt right now had they not made that deal. Management has just done a terrible job building a solid young team around Jefferson but Jefferson is a stud.

dirno2000
06-18-2009, 10:59 AM
The only way I can see Minn doing this is if Jefferson's knee is worse than we know. Otherwise you could argue that he's the better player.

That sounds like Kerr's first offer.

MavsFanFinley
06-18-2009, 11:11 AM
If I were the Suns I'd be getting this deal done right now. Holy crap that's a great trade for them. Even if they have to throw someone like Barbosa in there too.

Jefferson is a beast and the perfect low post player. And they could pick up any number of players with the 6th pick. Geez, I hope this doesn't happen for the Suns.

Minnesota/Kahn is dumb unless there is more involved. Like getting Barbosa back as well or the Suns 14th pick. Something.

alby
06-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Looks like the deal was shot down by the Minn front office.

Underdog
06-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Looks like the deal was shot down by the Minn front office.

Link? (I need see the corpse with my own eyes...)

SMC0007
06-18-2009, 11:33 AM
There were a lot of people around here who said that (especially before we made the playoffs) - although I bet NONE of them are man enough to admit it...

I am man hear he roar: :)

I was one, but it wasn't that simple as just "trade Dirk" there were qualifications... I also was one that thought just because you trade your star wouldn't necessarily mean you will end up "just like Minnesota" with FO etc. making boneheaded decisions. I am not looking to get this old topic going again just coming out. er wait... nothing to see here carry on.

dirno2000
06-18-2009, 11:37 AM
From the Insider

Earlier today, we pointed to a Boston Globe article that stated Al Jefferson and the T'Wolves No. 6 pick in the upcoming draft could be shipped to Phoenix for for Amare Stoudemire.

Not so, according to multiple sources.

ESPN's Marc Stein tells us a source with knowledge of Minnesota's thinking insists that the deal is not being discussed. He points out that Jefferson (who is signed long term) and a top-six pick would be an incredibly high price to pay for Stoudemire, who is coming off eye surgery and could walk in free agency in 2010.

Now, the T'Wolves are also responding. According to a spokesperson, "There is absolutely no truth to this deal. In fact, David Kahn, head of basketball operations, called Al Jefferson this morning after seeing these reports to tell him they are not trying to trade him."

So it appears all parties will be staying put for now.

Thespiralgoeson
06-18-2009, 11:41 AM
There were a lot of people around here who said that (especially before we made the playoffs) - although I bet NONE of them are man enough to admit it...

I'll admit that I said it quite a few times. It was really only the way the season ended that changed my mind. If we had missed the playoffs or gotten trounced by the Lakers in the 1st, I might still feel that way.

Robillion
06-18-2009, 11:52 AM
I am getting really really tired of this awful reporting. There needs to be compiled statistics/website showcasing the reporters that report valid stories and those that just plain make stuff up so I can stop reading from them.

dirno2000
06-18-2009, 12:02 PM
I am getting really really tired of this awful reporting. There needs to be compiled statistics/website showcasing the reporters that report valid stories and those that just plain make stuff up so I can stop reading from them.

I'm not sure they're making up. Maybe some do but I bet in a lot of cases front office types leak these deals in an attempt to kill them.

TheMaverick
06-18-2009, 12:03 PM
If this deal had gone through, Kerr would have actually done something positive for the Phoenix organization.

MavsFanFinley
06-18-2009, 12:08 PM
Thank goodness that was shot down. Terrible trade for Minnesota while allowing the Suns to improve dramatically.

DevinHarriswillstart
06-18-2009, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I figured this was a bogus. Looks like the the ridiculous trade rumor season has begun...

TheMaverick
06-18-2009, 12:17 PM
^ Makes it fun =)

remember how boring last summer was

Dirkenstien
06-18-2009, 12:26 PM
The great part about it was the Suns fans were saying that they're finally going to get a fair trade proposition for Stoudamire.

That deal was so lopsided it's rediculous. Stoudamire = overrated.

Five-ofan
06-18-2009, 02:40 PM
" An NBA executive told the Boston Globe that the Timberwolves and Suns are working on a trade that would send Al Jefferson and the Wolves' sixth draft pick to Phoenix in exchange for Amare Stoudemire.

David Kahn is looking to make dramatic changes after recently being hired in Minnesota."

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/59885/20090618/jefferson_for_stoudemire_in_the_works/



Sounds too good to be true for the Suns. If there is any way in hell we can get in on Al Jefferson then we need to do that yesterday. He has one of the best low post games in the entire NBA and is a very good defender.

uh al jefferson is in now way shape or form a good defender. That said this still would have been a good deal for phoenix assuming they move shaq.

Dirkenstien
06-18-2009, 03:08 PM
uh al jefferson is in now way shape or form a good defender. That said this still would have been a good deal for phoenix assuming they move shaq.

From what I've seen of him he does a great job on man to man defense in the post. He can hold his position and can block shots pretty well. The only time he starts making stupid mistakes is when he gets pulled out away from the post or gets caught up in screens.

TheMaverick
06-18-2009, 03:20 PM
He is also playing for the T-Wolves. Put him around players that are actually good, and he may be better than you think.

MavericksFan5912
06-20-2009, 09:37 AM
This is ridiculous. Newspapers need to sell ad space. What's the best way to do it? Fabricate a story about your local NBA franchise, quote the source as a "rumor", post it on your prominent sports writers blog, and stand back.

This needs to stop.

Anyone that's watched a single NBA game, ever, would be able to tell you that this trade was never - never - a viable trade. Ever.

So here's what Mark Cuban proposes: ESPN should blacklist any blog that they find is fabricating 'rumors' just to get traffic. It's a great idea, Cuban is a gentleman and a scholar. http://tinyurl.com/md8xvx

+rep me if you agree

CadBane
06-20-2009, 03:53 PM
uh al jefferson is in now way shape or form a good defender. That said this still would have been a good deal for phoenix assuming they move shaq.

This lol. I laughed my ass off when I saw the first post. I too love Big Al, but he's a very bad defender actually.