BayAreaHoopz wrote:The rumors has that Ellis will be moved on draft day. I wonder if that means he will be traded for a draft pick like Jason Richardson. Not many teams are under the cap and could use Monta. Sacramento is one of those team who have the 7th pick and are under the cap.
Here is a semi-complicated 3 team draft day trade scenario...it won't happen, but if it did...woohoo.
Outgoing : Evan Turner, Mareese Speights and Lou Williams
Incoming: David Lee and the #7 pick
The get a nice high pick to compensate for Turner. David Lee gives them a great piece to replace Elton Brand or they could play one of them at the center position. At 7, they can nab a guy like Jan Vesely if he's available. The key is that they get to keep Andre Iguodala and Holiday.
Outgoing: The 7th Pick, Jason Thompson and Omri Casspi
Incoming: Monta Ellis and the #11 pick
This move would be nice for the Kings as well. Mocks have them taking either Knight or Walker so a point guard is a glaring need for them. Ellis isn't a conventional point guard, but with Tyreke Evans' ability to play the point and being 6'6, it could work out well for them. Casspi has been benched due to him not being a part of the future and Thompson gets little playing time as well. With the 11th pick, they can target a small forward like Singleton or Harris.
Outgoing: Monta Ellis, David Lee and the 11th pick
Incoming: Evan Turner, Mareese Speights, Lou Williams, Omri Casspi and Jason Thompson
For the Warriors, Casspi is 23 years old and still hasn't reached his potential. He's an athletic, 6'9 small forward that is a willing defender. He can also rebound, handle the ball and shoot the jumper. He still has a chance to become a Kirilenko type player in the league. Thompson adds some depth in the front court. He has struggled thus far, but he has the potential to be a shot blocker, rebounder and shot blocker.
They get a key player to help build around with Evan Turner paired with Curry. His ability to pass the ball makes him a great backcourt mate to Steph. Turner can also play some defense as well and could be a great rebounder from the SG position.
PG Stephen Curry - Lou Williams - Jeremy Lin
SG Evan Turner - Reggie Williams - Charlie Bell
SF Dorell Wright - Omri Casspi
PF Ekpe Udoh - Mareese Speights
C Andris Biedrins - Jason Thompson - Lou Amundson
wth!? why am i trading ellis and lee + #11 for a buncha scrubs?!?!
anyways... i've been reading that brandon roy has been falling out of favor in portland... i've read today on ESPN insider that they want to move up and draft kemba walker... i've also read that cho, even though he got fired, wanted to suspend roy during the playoffs... anyways... if they can't move up to grab kemba walker, maybe they'll consider a trade for ellis?
i understand that he has a HUGE contract and bad knees, but hey.... no guts, no glory...