I just can't help but think that they are too stuffed at the wing position. Tim Kawawhkmi has always criticized David Lee. And he keeps on writing that there seems to be less and less of a need for him.
THe Dubs management has shown that they will be super aggressive whenever they want to be. I can't help with all these trade rumors to think that Barnes, Lee, or THompson, one of those will be traded. But the question is for who? Do you trade Lee to dump salary and try to get more depth? Certainly the Warriors need more depth.
Does Lee fit on this squad? Surely he wasn't missed against Denver. And you could argue he was missed against San Antonio, but the Dubs still did real good and showed potential. They just got hurt. It's unfortunate how a guy like Lee would not be needed when he can do so many things right.
Or perhaps do they try to get rid of Thompson? They already have Barnes and Iggy, 2 guys that can play defense and score. They aren't the 3 point shooter THompson is, but they still have Curry. Do they trade THompson and Lee perhaps?
Also, I'm not that sold on Love. If you complain about Lee's empty stats, you will surely complain about Love. That's my opinion. Because Love could never get his team to be anything close to just average. Even when Minnesota was a top rebounding team, they failed miserably. The problem with the NBA is that there just aren't the same kind of quality bigs as there used to be. Aldridge would be one of the few that might be worth it. But the Warriors should not trade both Thompson and Lee because their depth would shrink more, they would be losing more of their core, and perhaps just receiving some of their old problems back.
Or is Draymond Green the reliable back up power forward we need? Is Harrison Barnes good enough to play the 4 over the long haul?
These are questions that need to be addressed. Or is Nedovic good enough to play point guard to back Curry up? The Warriors have a little bit of an identity crisis going on right now. With Iggy, it makes things precarious for Barnes and Thompson. And even perhaps Lee.
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Wow and this is perfect thing to hold onto until February (the longest we can)
Lets not beat around the bush.. the offseason of Summer 2014. Is going to see a lot of franchises selling off pieces to get in the Lebron sweepstakes!!!
You know I'd hate to see LBJ23 sign an extension. The Heat are in major lux tax danger. They'd be best trading one of the big 3 (for lux tax space) and maybe the Warriors could be a interesting trade destination target.
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Ellis looks to be closing a deal with the Hawks worth about $10 mill, not years on the deal yet.
The warriors will need to a add a big man or two. I am not fond of too much smallball, it does not work for every team as far as match-ups go.
No way Ellis would want that. If I remember correctly he said recently that he "has it all". You can't expect someone with that attitude to come off the bench and be happy about it.
He will be a starter in Atlanta, and he will have a regular shot at the POs. They just switched Josh Smith for Paul Millsap, which is a good thing, especially if they can get some other weapons as well, cause they saved a lot of money by not keeping J Smoove. They still have Horford, Korver extended...Teague is going probably, so they need to figure out who their PG is going to be. Heck, they might try Ellis as a PG.
But anyway, they might get a nice team there.
I heard some mentions of Bynum, but nothing tangible, because I later read that two most likely destinations for Bynum are Cavaliers and Mavericks.
Now there are also rumors about sign and trade that would involve 3 teams. Don't know how exactly, but Jeff Teague should end up in Milwaukee, check this now, Brandon Jennings in Atlanta, and Monta in Sacramento.
If anything, this is one hell of a FA...and draft was weird as well. At least it's not boring off season.
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According to Marcus Thompson, Contra Costa Times...
PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
G/F – Andre Iguodala
PF – David Lee
C – Andrew Bogut
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Draymond Green
C – Festus Ezeli (injured)
PF/C – Marreese Speights
C – Jermaine O’Neal
G – Toney Douglas
G – Kent Bazemore
G – Nemanja Nedovic (possibility)
"That leaves two roster spots open, possibly four if Nedovic stays overseas and Kent Bazemore is let go. Those spots are hope for the likes of non-guaranteed players Scott Machado, Dwayne Jones and Kevin Murphy. Also in the mix for those spots are Syracuse rookie forward James Southerland, Ohio State rookie guard D.J. Cooper and whoever else emerges and wants to try to earn a roster spot with Golden State."
Looks like we are in much better shape this year with an emphasis on better defense and much better backup in the 5 spot.
I think Nedovic will play this year, and he will get some time alongside Douglas, and maybe even some time as a SG, or when Curry is a SG. Of course, add in blow up games, and stuff...he needs as much minutes as possible. Can't wait Summer League to see what he can do there. Of course, if he doesn't stay with our national team.
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