NBA Trades & Free Agent Signings 2009
Big moves this summer, including your Phoenix Suns... unfortunately, the Suns traded away players for financial reasons & are not getting much in return. In addition, key free agents are looking elsewhere (Grant Hill, Matt Barnes), so the team is looking mighty thin in some key positions.
Most notable NBA trades & free agent signings of 2009:
- Suns traded Shaq to Cleveland for Ben Wallace (waiving) & Sasha Pavlovic, a decent 6th or 7th man.
- Hedo Turkoglu traded from Orlando to Toronto (w/ 3 other teams involved).
- Former Suns player Shawn Marion traded from Toronto to Dallas (see above).
- Ron Artest signs w/ the LA Lakers.
- Trevor Ariza signs w/ the Rockets.
- Ben Gordon & Charlie Villanueva sign w/ the Pistons.
- Richard Jefferson traded from Bucks to Spurs.
- Mike Bibby re-signs w/ Atlanta.
- Anderson Varejao re-signs w/ Cavs.
- Rasheed Wallace signs w/ Celtics.
- Antonio McDyess signs w/ Spurs.
- Vince Carter traded to Orlando Magic from NJ (Rafer Alston goes to NJ).
The Suns still have big decisions to make w/ forward Amare Stoudemire, as well as guard Steve Nash, who are both unhappy w/ the current situation and don't want to play for a rebuilding team. They are hopeful that Grant Hill will re-sign, but they can't pay him much and he has a chance to end his career w/ a championship in Boston or a "different experience" w/ the Knicks.