Phoenix Suns Desperately Need Star Power

By Rob Lunder
Phoenix Suns
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The Phoenix Suns need a legitimate superstar in the worse way.  Even if it wasn’t a top ten player in the mold of Chris Paul, they at least need some star power on this team.  Rumors of a Josh Smith deal make sense for Phoenix and they desperately tried to acquire Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies before he was eventually traded to the Toronto Raptors.  Now Smith and Gay are surely not top ten players, but Smith would certainly inject a nice blend of youth, athleticism, and legitimate talent into an organization that desperately needs it.

Goran Dragic and Marcin Gortat are nice complementary players, but they should not be the two best players on an NBA roster.  If you put Gortat on the Indiana Pacers, he wouldn’t even start.  Dragic is also a very nice player, but he is a good third or fourth player on a winning team.

The Suns need to try and trade as much of their current roster as possible for a legitimate top 30 player in the league.  They also need to acquire as many young assets as humanly possible.  This is all easier said than done, but they need to do something.  The Suns organization is facing a long rebuilding process and will surely accumulate at least a few high lottery picks in the upcoming drafts.  If they can couple those picks with a top talent, then they will have a solid base in roughly three or four years.  The problem with this year is that the draft is very weak on star talent.

The Suns are in quite a hole and need to be bold about their future.

Rob Lunder covers the NBA for Rant Sports. For all NBA news go to the league homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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