We’re about 20 minutes from tip-off and the Suns are probably still in their locker room figuring out how their eight active players is are going to try and beat the best team in the Western Conference after this afternoon’s blockbuster, five-player deal that sent Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary to Charlotte in exchange for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley.
Said center Amare Stoudemire, when asked whether he could play 40 minutes if need be:
“40? I’m 26 years old, I can play 48 if we need it.”
With Shaquille O’Neal at his great-grandmother’s funeral and Diaw on his way to Charlotte, he just might have to.