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Golden State Warriors: Potential Off-Season Moves

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Alexander LContributor IJuly 1, 2010

Here are some free agent moves that the Warriors should try to make during the off-season:

1) Trade some of their big men for an extremely large expiring contract.  Hopefully the Warriors would be able to work out a package deal of Rodmonovic and Bieadrins for Michael Redd.  This would give the Warriors a veteran sharpshooting two guard to back up Ellis, and give the Bucks a solid big man to back up Andrew Bogut when he gets injured at some point next season.

2) Sign a SF.  Maybe the Warrirors can luck into signing Quentin Richardson as he is now a free agent.  The Warriors, however, do need a legitimate small forward after Maggette (and his extremely inflated contract) was recently traded to Milwaukee.  This leaves the Warrirors short of guys to play that position.  Anthony Morrow and Kelenna Azubuike are the only legitimate shooting guards on the current roster who have been converted to play the small forward position.

3) Sign a shooting guard/small forward who is at least 6-6.  Again if nothing happens in way of the Warriors trading for Michael Redd then this would be a good move.  Charlie Bell and Monta Ellis make the shooting guard spot look extremely weak as both of those players are shooting guards in a point guards body.  A veteran is also imperative because the last thing that I want to see the Warrirors do is sign another player from the d-league (even though those players somehow were able to play extremely hard for Don Nelson last season).

4) Trade one of their young PF (not Anthony Randolph).  I, like many others, view the drafting of Ekpe Udoh to be a move that the team does not really need.  This coupled with the fact that Brandan Wright and Anthony Randolph are still on the roster leaves the feeling that someone is going to have to go.  I would love to see this person be none other than Brandan Wright.  It has been about three years since the Warriors sent Jason Richardson packing to the Bobcats in exchange for Brandan Wright, and in that time Wright had not even managed to play an entire season for the Warriors (only 77 games total).  I would love to see Wright traded in a package deal with Dan Gadzuric.

If you have any thoughts or comments on moves that you think the Warriors should make during the offseason please feel free to leave a comment below.

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