The 2011 trade deadline has come to a close and the potential for a positive Suns deal was there, and they definitely made some moves.
Still, NBA odds makers likely won't be favoring this team anytime soon.
Instead Suns management traded Goran Dragic, surprise breakout player of the 2010 playoffs, or, a bench player that got lucky for one series. They also traded away a first round pick. All for Rockets guard Aaron Brooks, a definite gamble.
Trading Dragic I can understand. But the Suns affinity for trading away first-round draft picks is unsettling.
I am glad they kept Steve Nash, I would like to see him retire in Phoenix. I feel no matter his age he will continue to be a very positive contributer to any team.
Obviously the Suns needed some young talent and athleticism to pair with Steve and Aaron Brooks does have the potential to become a star player. Time will tell.
The Suns have always been of proficient teamwork. But I feel that the team has always lacked a bit of selfish and aggressive play. Maybe Aaron Brooks could fill that role.