Not that I want to deal Amare, but with the rumors that internally the Suns are considering it, I dabbled to see what I could come up with that would help both teams for the long haul. It's still sketchy on the other side though.
Atl 08 Pick
I think Phoenix would have to take this deal. They get 2 bigs in return for Amare in Horford and Smith and basically swap Barbosa for Johnson. They get better defensively and rebounding wise. Plus we get a 2 guard that can create his own shot.
Atlanta might not do the deal, but it helps them big time in the East. Amare is a beast and match-up problem for everyone in the East. Barbosa and Johnson have similar stats but Barbs is a LOT cheaper. They don't have to worry about trying to resign Smith this summer. Barbs and Amare are already signed for the next 4 years. They also get their 1st round pick back. They could do one of two things after this trade. Right now they are trying to win as many games as they can to keep Phoenix from getting a good pick. They could either continue to win and hurt themselves a bit by screwing their draft position, OR they could start losing a few more games to move themselves into the Beasley, Rose, Mayo, Gordon positions.
I'd maybe even make the trade bigger if this one didn't get a deal done.
Amare, Barbs, Hill, Tucker, Atl 08 pick
Smith, Horford, JJ, Childress
Amare, Bell, Barbs, Hill
Smith, Horford, JJ, M. Williams
all these deals help us get bigger without giving up the running game. They also get us better defensively and on the boards.