Year: 2009

In the summer of 2009, the Phoenix Suns knew that their tandem of Amar'e Stoudemire and Steve Nash was getting up in years, so then-general manager Steve Kerr was looking to score a young, franchise player in the draft. Kerr wanted to get Stephen Curry, who he called "the next Nash" and "the point guard of the future" and he knew that Curry wasn't going to fall all the way to the Suns' spot at No. 14. So, after the Warriors selected the Davidson shooter with the seventh overall pick, Kerr tried working out a deal for Steph in exchange for Stoudemire. 

Of course, Kerr knew that it was going to be difficult convincing the Warriors to deal Curry for someone like STAT with his balky knees. The Suns continued to try prying Steph away in a trade, but once Golden State introduced him to the media, Kerr realized that Curry was going to stay in put. Even though the Suns still had Goran Dragic at the time, they knew a player like Curry doesn't come around that often. Nowadays, they're reminded of that fact time and time again.