With all of this talk about Samuel Dalembert & Emeka Okafor I decided to look around & see if I can come up with a better solution to our back-up center issue. My first thought was aquiring a young center by trading Kenny Thomas' expiring contract & taking back salary from another player that a team would like to get rid of. Unfortunately the centers I am looking at I couldn't find another salary that those teams would obviously want to get rid of that still made sense for us. Those centers are Javale McGee, Robin Lopez, & DeAndre Jordan. For example we trade K9 for Robin Lopez & Leandro Barbosa. I don't think the suns would sign off on this which is my point to this post.
Now I am not saying I would do this this but would anyone at STR be willing to trade maybe an Omri Casspi for one of those players straight across? You might have to trade one young prospect for another but would it be worth it considering our need for a young, inexpensive solution to our back up "big" problem. Keep in mind the strong play of Andres Nocioni & the emergence of our beloved "Buckets". Or if there is another way to aquire one of these "bigs" maybe there are other suggestions.