At the most recent check, the Suns were down 29 points to the Bobcats. This with their full complement of players, I might add.
After this game Phoenix will be 23-18 and looking increasingly like the eventual #9 finisher in the West. Not that they couldn't get it back together in time to make a run, but one must wonder if Steve Kerr and the ownership will soon decide that a 1st round exit isn't worth waiting around for, throw in the towel on the Nash-Stoudamire-Shaq-Hill era, and start parceling off the veteran pieces for younger players.
Question: Is there a player on the Suns the Blazers might be interested in? Or is it too risky to trade any of our top talent to a Western rival?
Watching this game, I'm more convinced than ever that the Blazers, for the rough stretches they might still have, will make the playoffs.