Busy draft week makes it clear: the Suns are in transition

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PHOENIX -- By unloading 325-pound and his equally massive contract, the Phoenix Suns made it clear they are no longer tweaking.

They're overhauling -- and more dramatic moves are coming. General manager Steve Kerr said yesterday that the Suns' current transition "has been a little awkward" in the past year.

It may remain awkward, at least for a while, as Suns fixtures and Steve Nash are mentioned in trade speculation.

The hottest draft-day rumor had Stoudemire going to Golden State in a deal that would include former Davidson sharpshooter Stephen Curry, drafted seventh overall on Thursday. But that potential deal fizzled.

With the Shaq experiment over in Phoenix, Kerr is focusing on the draft. The Suns selected 6-foot-9, 225-pound 14th overall.

In the second round, the Suns picked Oklahoma forward Taylor Griffin, the older brother of top overall pick Blake Griffin.

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