Contract situation has Suns looking to 2010-11Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Barring some off-season blockbuster trade, the Phoenix Suns will be saddled with the hefty contracts of Shaquille O'Neal and Amare Stoudemire next season.
That has the Suns looking ahead to the 2010-2011 season, when O'Neal's deal and probably Stoudemire's, too, go off the books.
General manager Steve Kerr has indicated the team would consider the possibility of a trade but there is no rush to make a deal.
Finding a team willing to take the 37-year-old O'Neal and the $20 million he has left in the final year of his contract might be difficult.
Stoudemire is set to make $16.3 million next season. He has an option for 2010-2011 at $17 million but is widely expected to opt out of it in search of an even richer deal.