NBA Trade Rumors: Will the Golden State Warriors Make a Move
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.
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.
Biedrins is a legit center, and could take over for the lack of post presence after Stoudemire was gone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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