Golden State Warriors: Trade Ideas
The Warriors ownership is in flux and so trades become less likely. Although, perhaps more possible with discussions of Anthony Randolph being traded.
So, because the Warriors front office is considering bad trades. I thought I would put out a few that might help the warriors.
I think they are all possible, but it is always great to get feedback.
Not all trades will necessarily improve the team, but they will at least improve its cap situation.
I tried to focus on players that should be available. Most ideas have us moving Maggette and Ellis.
Maggette is a great sixth man, but he makes nine million dollars a year and he is on the wrong side of 30.
Ellis is a great scorer, exciting to watch, and young enough to grow. However, he has been getting less efficient as he ages, is ball-dominant, and a sub-par passer.
Hollinger picked him as the biggest ball hog in the league. In addition, watching this year, the Warriors looked better, with a few exceptions, when he was not on the court.
I am also afraid that he will refuse to change given that he has said he is the second best player in the league.
If you believe that, you are probably not going to change. With his declining efficiency, he needs to change to a secondary role.
Hopefully, you will enjoy.
The Dream: Chris Bosh
While I would love to get Lebron or Wade, I think that we have no chance.
I think we have chance with Chris Bosh, especially if the ownership transfer occurs quickly. What big man would not want to play in the Bay Area with great shooters, a great young point guard in Curry, and another developing big in Randolph.
While we may not have an asset as attractive as Andrew Bynum, we can offer Biedrins, Ellis, Wright, and Maggette for Bosh and Hedo Turkoglu. Maggette for Turkoglu is a bit of a downgrade, but for Bosh we immediately become playoff contenders.
While I opposed a Randolph for Love swap, I would really like to have Love.
The Timberwolves have to trade either Love or Jefferson. I would prefer Love. He has a better contract, more efficient scorer, no injury problems, and better range.
We can hope that a package featuring the no. six pick, Anthony Morrow (sign-and-trade) and Turiaf.
Kevin Love would be a great addition to the Warriors and would play so well with Randolph.
No. Four pick
If the Timberwolves cannot trade for Evan Turner, they are reported to be looking to trade down.
Minnesota desperately needs shooters. Their best outside shooter is Corey Brewer.
I wonder if they would be willing to trade the no. four and Hollins for Turiaf, Anthony Morrow, and the no. six.
Turiaf's shotblocking and jumper will be a good complement for either Jefferson or Love.
Andre Iguodala is an athletic wing. A plus defender that the Warriors could definitely use.
If we trade Ellis to the Grizzlies, we could take the assets from that trade, (OJ Mayo and Thabeet) if that is still on the table.
Iguodala has a bad contract 12 million dollars. Although, he is just 26 and has some good years in front of him.
Playing with Curry, Iguodala's lack of outside shooting will not be as problematic and he can take on a more subordinate role on offense and focus on defense.
Richard Jefferson (well not for him so much)
Richard Jefferson has been a flop for the Spurs, but playing with another fast-paced offense there may be hope.
Milwaukee (a year ago) and the Spurs now run a slow offense that is not natural for Jefferson who was brought up in Kidd's offense.
The Spurs are in a win-now situation after resigning Ginobli. They might be tempted by Maggette, Azubuike or combination of Anthony Morrow and Turiaf.
The Spurs were after Maggette before and will be in for massive rebuilding anyway after their run is done.
This allows them to give it one more run. They need depth to keep their best players (Duncan and Ginobli) fresh for the playoffs.
Vince Carter (again... less for him)
Honestly, I don't like Vince Carter. However, his big contract comes off the books in two years and I think he might be a good fit with our system.
Personally, I would prefer to include the Spurs and get Jefferson instead.
Warriors trade Maggette (Toronto), Turiaf (Orlando), Ellis (Orlando) and Anthony Morrow (Toronto) for Vince Carter, Ryan Anderson, and Demar Derozen and the Magic's no. one draft pick.
Raptors trade Hedo (Orlando), Marcus Banks (Orlando), Demar Derozen and get Anthony Morrow, Corey Maggette, Brandon Bass, and Marcin Gortat
Magic trade Vince Carter (Golden State), Marcin Gortat (Toronto), Brandon Bass (Toronto), Ryan Anderson (Golden State) and a first round draft pick to get Hedo, Ellis, Turiaf, and Banks.
The Magic do it because the Bass and Gortat experiment has not looked great and Carter is not going to get them a title.
Rashard Lewis needs Hedo's passing. Orlando's starting five looks great. PG Nelson, SG Ellis, SF Turkoglu, PF Lewis, and C Howard. T
hey lose some depth, but get a massive upgrade in skill.
Toronto does it because they need to lose Hedo and they get an efficient scorer with more toughness in Maggette, they also improve their frontcourt with the impending loss of Bosh.
We do it because we add significant young talent (Derozen, Anderson, and the no. one), while getting a big name who is probably a better fit in Carter over Ellis.
Another trade with Minnesota... Yeah, they have assets we could use.
A trade of the no. six and Maggette, Azubuike, and Turiaf for Jefferson and Corey Brewer.
The trade provides us with a perimeter defender in Corey Brewer, while giving the Wolves considerably more depth.
They need outside shooting and Azubuike could provide it. Maggette provides efficient scoring and Turiaf will match up better playing with Love.
This leaves the Timberwolves with plenty of draft picks to tempt the 76ers or Nets with to get Turner should they want it.
Trading Anthony Randolph
Just kidding... Only an idiot would trade Anthony Randolph.