Re: [APBR_analysis] Digest Number 66
- On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Robert Bradley wrote:
> And my take on the Suns' side of the trade -
> 2. The off-the-court issues may have bothered Jerry Colangelo as muchTo me, this is the only reason that makes a sort of sense. On the court,
> as the on-the-court problems. JC considers personal behavior very
> important, and that's a big reason why Charles Barkley was eventually
> sent packing as well (same with Walter Davis, Oliver Miller, Richard
> Dumas, Clifford Robinson, etc.).
I'd take Kidd over Marbury in a heartbeat. But Phoenix has seemed to be
highly sensitive to character issues, ever since that 1980s scandal where
half the team was involved with drugs and about 11/12 of them were traded
or waived within a year or two (my hazy recollection is that Hornacek was
the only survivor, and this was before he became a good NBA player).
I'm not saying it's a good move for Phoenix, I don't think it is, but the
other reasons for trading Kidd for Marbury do not make sense to me.
> What will it take for this club to be successful next year? Getting aYes, as far as on-the-court action goes, those are the keys to
> contribution from Tom Gugliotta and Penny Hardaway would be a good
improvement for the Suns, not Kidd nor Marbury.