Will Phoenix trade up?
Will Chicago trade out?
And can Bryan, holding some key information, get involved?
So here's the scenario, pitched through the Daily Herald's Mike McGraw: The Bulls, holding the (nee-Knicks') pick at No. 2, are looking to pick up a veteran.
|Shawn Marion: Intriguing.|
The Bulls could send their two first-round draft picks to Phoenix for Marion, which would give the Suns a shot at LaMarcus Aldridge or Tyrus Thomas with the No. 2 selection and also lower their payroll by about $10 million.
Would the Suns be interested in such a deal? Hard to say, but former Phoenix general manager Bryan Colangelo is sitting in Toronto with the No. 1 pick and might jump on the same trade if it’s available.
Marion's a just-below-the-marquee player. He's hit the heights with Steve Nash running the show in Phoenix, but I'm not at all sold on how he might fit in Chicago, let alone Toronto. And he's due to make huge money, as McGraw points out - $48 million for the next three seasons, including $17.1 million in the final year. It's an intriguing float, but those are potentially cap-busting numbers. Pass.
(Thanks to Can't Stop the Bleeding for the catch.)