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NBA 5-on-5: Phoenix Suns
After free-falling from the freewheeling Steve Nash/Mike D'Antoni era, the Phoenix Suns are finally seeing the cloud cover lift. Oh, it won't be pretty in 2013-14. But with Eric Bledsoe in the fold and a high pick virtually guaranteed in next year's deep draft, Suns fans can at last look to the future. What does the immediate future hold? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.
With free agency period set to begin July 1, teams are taking a good look at their rosters and deciding which players should be kept and which should be dealt. The NBA 5-on-5 crew analyzed some of the most notable names on the market and debated who will be packing their bags this summer. What's your take? Vote below and join the conversation.
Trade or keep: Eric Bledsoe?
2012-13 stats: 8.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.0 RPG
Trade or keep: Garnett and/or Pierce?
Garnett 2012-13 stats: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG
Pierce 2012-13 stats: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG
Trade or keep: Luol Deng?
2012-13 stats: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG
Trade or keep: DeAndre Jordan?
2012-13 stats: 8.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BLKPG
Trade or keep: Rajon Rondo?
2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 5.6 RPG
Doc Rivers to the Clippers?
Doc Rivers has been the most successful Celtics coach in a long time, but he soon might be taking his talents to Los Angeles. The Clippers and the Celtics are discussing a move in which Boston would allow Rivers out of his three-year contract to sign with Los Angeles. Boston would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers and receive DeAndre Jordan and a future first-round pick, although the Celtics are insisting that Eric Bledsoe be included in the trade as well. Would acquiring Rivers be worth two of the Clippers' young stars?
Kevin Garnett says he's going to "live and die green," which means he doesn't want to waive his no-trade clause before the deadline. The Celtics may be looking to deal Garnett, potentially to the Clippers for a combination of Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. Since Boston likely isn't a championship team this season, would it be better for Garnett to try to bring a title to Los Angeles?