uptempo wrote:1. Is Curry really a point guard or is he better suited to play the 2?
Curry is too small and un-athletic to to be a 2, but if he doesn't get the TOs under control and start making better decisions (which i believe he will) he wont be more than backup PG that will be called in to spark the offense.
uptempo wrote:2. If Curry is better suited to play the 2, should it be he or Ellis that is traded?
Either player should only be traded for at least close to equal value at a need position (or a real 2) or if we have a better option at 2. I'm getting pissed off that everyone says we should trade one of these guys... FOR WHO!?! And TO
WHO!?! We should just trade one of our two best players because they play the same position!? I haven't heard of any teams beating down the door to give us a 7 footer or good defensive SG.
uptempo wrote:3. With Jerry West now here, the team finally has somebody in the front office who knows what he is doing. Nelson, Twardzik, St. Jean, Mullin, and Riley kept getting progressively worse. I have been advocating on this board that the team should bring in a real front office person for years now (got bashed and flamed by many for having this belief; but, it is now all water under the bridge).
It's been publicly said, on several occasions that Nelson was intentionally left out of the FO side of things during his last stint. I don't care if Nelly was the biggest egomaniac, drunk/high all of the time, senile and crappin in his pampers - the HC should be involved at all times. I think Riley has been underrated as our GM and that Mullin was grossly overrated. It does appear that things are looking up, or at least we are going about things in the correct manor. I still love the fact that this owner group was able to bring in the coveted Myers and convince Riley to stick around and train his eventual replacement.
uptempo wrote:4. The Warriors now finally have a chance to be built to possibly compete with the upper echelon teams of the NBA. No more tricks, gimmicks, and reactionary and stupid moves.
Yeah, there is no way West coming in can be a negative. This team will get better.
uptempo wrote:Go Warriors!
I agree with JREED on each of his points.
The thing people keep saying is that Monta can't play D at the 2 because he is too small.
But what you need to guard the perimetter is speed and lateral speed, and BBIQ.
He has the speed, but needs a bit of coaching so he stops reaching in and just move his feet.
Monta actually gets around screens really well, and that is important for defense on the perimeter.
The only time size comes in to play is when they try to post him... and truth be told not a whole lot of teams were trying this during the season (playoffs will be different if we make it there).
So until we can make the playoffs, trading Ellis or Curry because of their size to me is ridiculous.
Unless of course, as others have said, you are getting an all-star caliber big in return.
Here is an idea (probably not likely to happen), but with a new coach maybe he can convince people to try is:
1) get a decent SF in FA (T. Prince), move Ellis to PG, D. Wright to SG, and Prince at SF.
Then have Curry coming off the bench as backup PG/SG. That would give us a big boost off the bench and eliminate any size problem with Starting Lineup. Curry and Ellis could still get 30+ minutes each. The forth quarter teams usually go small anyway. So both could be on the floor at different times during the game. I would consider doing this before trading either of them.