32 wrote:Guybrush wrote:BayAreaHoopz wrote:I would do Monta Ellis and Dorell Wright for both Beasley and Milcic. Maybe throw in Ridnour as well for insurance just in case Curry goes down again. I also think the Wolves would be all over that deal as well. Let Ellis play second or third fiddle to Love and Rubio because he just isn't working as a first option. On a different team, I doubt he'll be given the freedom to take 20+ shots a game, especially with Love as their best player. This trade could add depth and give the Warriors an additional $6.5M in cap space with Beasley's expiring contract. They'd have about $18M to spend this offseason to try and grab a guy like Deron Williams.
You're my man.
That's what I was thinking and suggesting before. I really hope they do that, at least we would know after the season what we have and if we can win with that, or to start from the scratch.
I'm on board for this, but what does Minnesota think? Kevin Love at center is pretty unsized (though you won't notice it on the glass)... Do they really want Golden State's small backcourt (and, overall, team) to become their problem?
Tim Kawakami (whom I, admittedly, can't stand) suggested a straight-up swap of Ellis-for-Noah? Chicago does have a surplus of big, defensive players. And Rose is not Curry or Rubio; a backcourt of he and Ellis wouldn't be the defensive liability that Ellis can otherwise bring by manning the 2. If Chicago is as sold on Asik as they seem, and stay content sliding Gibson to the 5 at times, Monta Ellis might be that final weapon Chicago needs to ascend from championship hopefuls to legit title threats. Meanwhile, Noah makes Lee look all the better (doing literally everything David won't) and the Warriors slide in the thriving Brandon Rush until Thompson inevitably lands in the starting lineup.
Well, Minnesota does have one other guy from around these parts on their roster who plays the center position as well, Nikola Pekovic. He played fairly well during the time Darko was out with illness. I haven't watched Minnesota that much, but I think they like to play small ball quite a lot. So, they have Pekovic and they have bunch of PFs that they could slide to center position. Anyway, I would ship them along with Monta Andris, if possible. Cap would be the problem because of Biedrins' contract, but I think some solution could be found. If not Biedrins, than Udoh perhaps. They have SFs, they would need some big guy as well I suppose.
And I would also be up for the second option as well. At the beginning of the season I was willing to give these three core players that we have a chance, but know, I'm pretty much convinced that they can't do anything of importance together. We need a good center, that's not a secret, and Noah, even though is not playing great, is miles better than anything we had in a long time. And I like what I see from Rush, and we would get a chance to see and evaluate what we really got in Klay Thompson.