Monday, July 12, 2010

The Suns to acquire Turkoglu and Childress

LAS VEGAS - The Suns are on the verge of acquiring forwards Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress, swiftly rebounding from the loss of Amar'e Stoudemire with two impact players.

The Suns would send seven-year veteran guard Leandro Barbosa and late-season addition Dwayne Jones to Toronto for Turkoglu, a 6-foot-10 forward from Turkey with versatile skills to shoot from long range and be a playmaker. Toronto would then move Jones and its trade exception from the Chris Bosh sign-and-trade deal to Charlotte for former Suns forward Boris Diaw.

Phoenix will send a 2012 second-round pick to Atlanta in a sign-and-trade deal for Childress, who will leave Greece for a five-year, $33 million contract to play for the Suns.

source : seems to confirm the interest from the Suns for Childress. The Greek portal spoke to Chris Emens, the agent of Josh Childress and he confirmed that the offer from the Suns is the only offer that he considers seriously. He turned down offers from Cleveland, Washington. Toronto, Chicago.

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