Selling Phoenix

I understand that the NBA is a business and that in the business world, business is business, but what's happening to the Phoenix Suns is pretty maddening. The Suns are giving away their first round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 as a sweetener to get the Seattle Supersonics to take Kurt Thomas -- a legitimate rotation player -- off their hands in exchange for nothing. The draft-related cost cutting thus far hasn't been so bad, but even though Thomas is hardly the league's best player, it's very difficult to see how to square ditching the guy you use to guard Tim Duncan (or Yao Ming!) with a good-faith effort to win a championship.