Friday, June 26, 2009

Curry to be traded? Already?!

NEW YORK -- Welcome to the wild and woolly world of the NBA, Stephen Curry.

Curry went to sleep last night in New York as a Golden State Warrior -- the team took him No.7 overall. Here's my column from New York about that move.

However, late Thursday evening, reports started to surface that Curry will actually end up not quite so far West -- possibly getting traded to the Phoenix Suns within the next few days as part of a deal that would ship all-star forward Amare Stoudemire from Phoenix to Golden State. Here's one story about that from the Arizona Republic, which covers the Suns regularly.

While the Republic obviously believes this trade will happen, there are enough "probablys" and "could bes" in the story to raise some doubt. And other reports you read on the Web from somewhat credible sources are not as certain. The Curry family is aware of these rumors, but it sounds like any trade may not be completed until next Wed., July 1st, due to some contractual complications regarding other players involved in the deal.

So, for the moment anyway, Curry is a Warrior. In either case, he will be going to a team far away from the East Coast and not to his preferred landing spot as a New York Knick. But the Suns are certainly a better team right now than Golden State (and generally get more publicity too). Phoenix won 46 games last season; Golden State won only 29.

Phoenix already has one of the games best point guards in Steve Nash, who has one year remaining on his current contract. There's some speculation that Nash wants to get out of Phoenix, however. Suns GM Steve Kerr (who as a player was somewhat similar to Curry) met with Nash Thursday in New York to try and sort out things. Kerr already has made one blockbuster move this week, trading center Shaquille O'Neal to Cleveland, where he will team with LeBron James.

13 comments:

JasonV said...

To the Bobcats: Please please please find a way to aquire Stoudemire. We need a star. I love the exciting play of Wallace, and I cheer for our players. However the only way to get the bandwagon fans of Charlotte to the games is to get us a star like Stoudemire. Trade Felton, trade that Alexis kid who passes the ball into the sixth row. Several East coast teams have multiple stars. Don't we deserve one?

Anonymous said...

I doubt we have the players to trade for a guy like Stoudemire, certainly not Alexis or Felton.

Nibletodell said...

Thank god he is getting traded from Golden State. Golden State is where Guards go to Die. Hopefully Anthony Morrow can get outta there!

Mac said...

We Don't need a star to fill the seats. They tried that with bringing in fan favorites with Tarheels and that Diabetes Guy ... Why don't they try and put together a string of wins regardless who the players are , big names or not , and the bandwagon fans will come out. No one wants to see "Stars" lose , so lets just try and focus on winning some games and one guy is not going to change that unless Cleveland or L.A. would like to trade with charlotte.

Morgan said...

Agree with Mac. If you build a playoff team, they will come.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't count on the Suns racking up many more wins if they trade Shaq and Stoudemire. In the west they will be lucky to sniff .500.

Anonymous said...

You people need to find a life. No one cares about the NBA...no one!

Anonymous said...

If nobody cares about the NBA....then why do you have a comment about this article?? Do you really just read thru articles and post because you have nothing better to do?? You are the one that needs to get a life!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Scott as a writer I have a funny question- what's the plural form of "probably?" You might be right, but could it be "probablies?" Wait... is that even a word? Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

Actually, in this context Scott used the correct spelling of "probablys." So, shut up.

Danman said...

To that really ignorant "nobody cares" poster, go back to your frog hunting and leave this place to fans of the Bobcats. We don't gare for bimbos around here.

viagra online said...

We Don't need a star to fill the seats. They tried that with bringing in fan favorites with Tarheels and that Diabetes Guy.

Viagra versus Cialis said...

This is a very good information it's what I wanted to read in order to increase my knowledge, I'd like to share this information with my friends.