I know this is far-fetched but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway. With Steve Nash's proclamation over All-Star weekend that he'd be open to a trade, I tried to think of a way for the Bulls to get involved and improve the team. So, with the Lakers being the playoff team with the biggest need at PG, I see an opportunity for the Bulls. The Lakers don't have enough to offer the Suns to make it worth parting with the face of their franchise, even though they are going nowhere with him.
How about a trade like the one below where the Bulls include the Charlotte pick going to the Suns.
The Lakers down grade at PF with Boozer, but get a massive upgrade at PG. Boozer is also a great P/R player who would probably be more effective playing with Nash than he has been with Rose. The Lakers definitely do this deal.
The Bulls get an upgrade at PF offensively and defensively at the cost of a young asset in Butler and the future Charlotte pick and a vey solid back up PG. I see the Bulls pulling the trigger as well.
I could see the Suns taking or leaving this trade. On one hand, they are doing Nash no disservice by sending him to a title contender not too far from his home and getting some nice pieces in return. On the other hand, you could say that the Suns could get much more for the HOF PG. However, what other deal is out there? PG has become a very strong position in the league, and what title contending team could offer more?
Let know your thoughts, thanks.