Mullie needs to convince Cohan to spend some Knick-like luxury tax to produce a contender for the next three or four years. Heck, if we make the playoffs and beat the Mavs, it might be worth it for an owner with a extremely bad rep. In my opinion, BD works best with Ellis guarding the quicks, Barnes and Pietrus in the wings and Biedrins in the low post. Since he has played so little with Jackson and Harrington, it is hard to see how these more costly options (compared to Barnes and Pietrus) really help us dramatically compared to the beginning of the season with (no J-rich, no Murphy, and a bench warming Dunleavy). Without BD our Harrington, Jackson, Ellis offense is not pretty, mediocre at best with J-Rich. Our lineup of Biedrins, Harrington, SJAx, J-Rich, BD with Pietrus, Barnes and Ellis coming off the bench was formidable to the Mavs and so keep us at .500 to seasons end. The Warriors need to decide on the long term future with BD and his impact on the salary cap. If we want to bust the cap with BD, Pietrus would be a good running mate (3-4 Million per). If we are planning on moving BD's monstorous salary (good luck) it makes no sense to keep Pietrus. Basically, if we make a good playoff push and have a good showing in the playoffs, we should keep the team intact and hope for a BD recovery for next year. If we blow up, we need to let Barnes and Pietrus walk and find a way of unloading huge salaries (Foyle, Harrington, J0Rich, BD) or future obligation (Ellis in a package with Foyle/Jrich for an expiring contract). You don't let bigs walk (Biedrins should get a Rasheed type contract), but I don't see how we can resign Ellis and keep Harrington, Foyle, J-Rich and BD. No team will trade for Foyle or J-Rich for an expiring contract, so our options may be limited, pay luxury tax, or use Ellis as a chip to unload a bad contract like J-Rich or Foyle.