Kerrsed wrote:Suns would pass. I like Batum and all, but the Suns are going to need a C that can be a starter or one who has the potential to grow into a starting caliber C, and Mozgov is not that guy. He might be a good backup C, but he is no starter.
I look at it this way, If the Blazers go after Gortat, then they view him as their starting C. He has the talent. Have the Blazers give up Leonard to the Suns and they can take Mozgov to bGortats backup. The Suns would be able to give Leonard all the minutes he can handle at C and actually develop him.
Suns aren't going to need a starting C for the foreseeable future , they aren't going to 'need' anything but talent. This trade gives the suns the best player. Plus, you are underestimating mozgov.
I don't think your request for Leonard is realistic at all. He was #10 after all, that's why you want him in the first place.