thinkingwarriors wrote:I hate to say it but look at the thread you're posting on.
I think there should be no qualms about trading Fisher (Monta Ellis) or Murphy (Ike Diogu). I want to see Zarko get time behind Diogu, he is a nice change of pace to what Diogu brings and Ellis should be getting plenty of time behind Baron. That alone will free up 14-15 mil of contract.
The dark cloud of course is J-Rich. I've said many times that J-Rich might be the ticket to trading all these other players but there is another aspect. Quality guard/small forward types are the easiest pieces to find. Look at the last two NBA champs. They had Rip Hamilton and Manu Ginobili. Nice players but certainly not the best in the league at their position.
If we make this trade that is this thread's topic and draft Brandon Roy than we have what we need to contend immediately. I'll make it even sweeter for Orlando since they like Darko so much:
Golden State gives: J-Rich, Murphy, Fisher
Orlando gives: Grant Hill, Hedo Turkoglu, Pat Garrity
They choose who they want to give up, Turkoglu or Darko.
You seem like you want the Warriors to become one of the worst teams in the nba! Moreso!
JRich is the best player right now and getting better! Fisher seems expendable so I'll agree. Murphy is also expendable because of Diogu but he could be used to obtain an established player.
The Magic players you listed are obviously just to dump salary but starting from scratch is something the Warriors have already done and not something that should be done again! You never know whether the players you draft will be good and whether you can attract good freeagents, which is something the Warriors have not done well before!
JRich is worth the money he gets paid, Murphy is not that bad and even Fisher has played effective this season. The Warriors are now at the point where they need to build using what they've got and not go backwards!