NBA Trade Rumors: Will the Golden State Warriors Make a Move

Evan MasseyCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2010

Amare Stoudemire, PF/C, Phoenix Suns

There haven't been all that many trade rumors regarding the Golden State Warriors thus far, but there are a few players that I could see them targeting, and we'll start off with, Amare Stoudemire.

He's been rumored to be on the trade block for the past two seasons, but still hasn't been dealt...the reason? It sounds like the Suns are asking for too much in return.

A type of deal that I could see happening between the Warriors and Suns, would looks something like this,

Amare Stoudemire, Jason Richardson for Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins, Corey Maggette, and a couple second round picks.

Why for the Suns
Phoenix needs to get something in return for Amare, and in this deal that I mentioned, they would be getting three players that they could really use (and I'll go into how in a minute), and a couple of assets in the second round picks as well.

Monta Ellis would be brought in because of his exception talent. The Warriors would hate to deal him, but probably would in this type of deal, because in the past he's made it known that he wants out. A huge reason that the Suns would agree to this deal would be the addition of Andris Biedrins.

Biedrins is a legit center, and could take over for the lack of post presence after Stoudemire was gone.

Maggette would be thrown in mainly for contact purposes but also would add a good player to fit in with Phoenix's fast speed offense, and could be a slasher as well.

Why for the Warriors

Golden State isn't going to win anytime soon with the current roster, and adding a player like Amare wouldn't be the long-term fix, since Amare has an option to become a free agent this year. However, if he does become a free agent this year, that opens up a ton of cap room to go after one of the bigger named free agents this summer.

If Amare was to opt back in for the Warriors next season, it still wouldn't be that bad of a deal. Sure, they lose their best player in Monta Ellis, but with Stephen Curry starting to show up a little bit, they could have a very good relationship with Amare and Curry, and could put together a decent season if they add in a couple lower named free agents.

The other piece in the deal for Golden State, Jason Richardson, would also be a very nice piece. Losing Monta Ellis would be tough, not only because he's their best scorer, but also because he brings a high level of excitement to every game, and Jason Richardson could bring his high-flying ability that would help excite the crowd as well.

Not only the excitement factor, but J-Rich used to play for the Warriors not too long ago, and was a huge fan favorite, so that would be a good fit.

Not all Warriors, or Suns fans will like that deal, but I think it helps both teams get better both now, and in the future.

Ray Allen, Guard, Boston Celtics
That is one of the two deals that I see the Golden State Warriors trying for, and if that one doesn't happen, I've been hearing some rumors about them trading for Boston Celtics' guard, Ray Allen.

The trade that I am proposing would look like this,

Ray Allen, Eddie House, 2 First Rounders for Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette.

Why for the Celtics
The reason that the Celtics would do this deal, is to get a little younger, and also pick up the scoring.

Monta Ellis would be a huge addition for them, because of his age, and also his ability to drive the ball. Allen is still a beast, but the Celtics needs to start looking to the future a little more, and adding in Monta Ellis alongside Rajon Rondo would be huge for them.

Corey Maggette would be added in for salary reasons, but could also be another veteran forward for Boston. They could use some depth behind Paul Pierce, especially with all his injury problems as of late, and the uncertainty of how much he'll be able to play the rest of the year.

He would fit in very well because he loves to cut to the middle, and with a point guard like Rajon Rondo finding him, that could lead to some very easy buckets.

Why for the Warriors
Many people laugh at this deal when they first look at it, and wonder why Golden State would be interested in trading their best player for an aging shooting guard, but let me call your attention to a few parts of this deal.

Number one, Ray Allen isn't going to be in Golden State long-term, and in fact after this season he goes free.

That would take a lot of money off the Warriors books, and would enable them to go sign a younger scoring option to replace Monta Ellis. Number two, Eddie House would be able to fit in well with the fast-paced, three-point shooting team that the Warriors have.

House would take up the backup point guard minutes for Stephen Curry, and this would also open up the opportunity for Curry to be the feature point guard in Golden State. The two first round picks are also very underrated, with most people thinking that because Boston is so good those picks won't really mean anything anyways. In the recent drafts, guys like DeJuan Blair have been drafted very late, and that just goes to show you that a first round pick is a first round pick (by the way Blair was actually drafted in the early second round).

Well there you have it, just a couple big names to watch out for on the Golden State Warriors' radar. Should be an interesting deadline.