Suns Shopping Diaw and Barbosa?

by Marcel Mutoni

If your team is in the market for a lightning-fast Brazilian point guard, or perhaps a doughy French forward, you might just be in luck. The Phoenix Suns are reportedly looking to trade Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw.

Sayeth ESPN’s Chad Ford.

The Phoenix Suns have put Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw on the table in attempts to either move up in the draft or secure another veteran to play alongside Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal.

“I think our needs are pretty clear,” one Suns insider told “We can’t ask Grant Hill to play 40 minutes a night, and Barbosa isn’t really a point guard.”

All things considered, Phoenix probably has a better chance of moving Barbosa this summer, seeing as how he brings more to the table and is paid less annually.

New York Knicks, anyone?