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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:22 am
This was an article from sportillustrated.com and though it won't happen, it makes a lot of sense.


Observation Deck
By Kelly Dwyer

• Heading back to the Atlantic (sorry), it's hard to see the Nets doing anything of note even with a healthy Jefferson and Kidd and Nenad Krstic back on board. The Nets, despite their reputation as a running team, usually aren't. They're 15th in possessions per game, up from 18th last season. They ranked 21st in 2004-05, and 18th the season before. And though Carter is probably looking to stay in New Jersey past this summer (he can make more money with the Nets than anywhere else, after all), GM Rod Thorn needs to take a long look at his guard-heavy roster. Then he needs to look at Golden State, and trade for a guard.

The Warriors like to run now, which is bad news for Jason Richardson. The sixth-year guard plays the right way, but he needs a slow-down offense and the ball to be effective. Despite his fabulous jumping ability, his game just isn't made for the fast break. Even before breaking his shooting hand Dec. 31, Richardson was struggling through an injury-plagued month in which he shot 29.4 percent and averaged 8.8 points. His per-game scoring average has dropped nearly 11 points under Don Nelson, and he'll probably never be a good fit with Nellie on board, which is why Thorn needs to try to grab the 25-year-old guard while his value appears low.

Swap Carter, rookie Josh Boone and 7-foot-1 project Mile Ilic for Richardson, Troy Murphy and Ike Diogu. The Nets pick up some depth and scoring up front -- Murphy is perfect to space the floor and Diogu can do things with the ball down low -- while the Warriors drop Richardson's and Murphy's contracts. Diogu doesn't play much (for some reason), and the Warriors get a chance to win Carter over for a few months. If Carter passes on staying in Oakland this summer, then they simply plug his wing position with Mickael Pietrus and Monta Ellis (which is what they're doing already, even with Richardson healthy) and enjoy a little cap flexibility.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:27 am
Already in another thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:34 am
John Patrick wrote:Already in another thread.


Yep.

http://www.goldenstwarriors.com/viewtopic.php?t=3337

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