uptempo wrote:Would the board be willing to trade Monta and Richardson for AI?
I would not give up on AI. After all, is this team going to win a championship this season or next? Probably not. That being said, why trade away a cornerstone to your team by giving up a 20-year-old Ellis and a high-flying player like Richardson for a 31-year-old Iverson who is not going to be able to keep up his level of play for the next three to five seasons?
The future is NOT now for this Warriors team. A goal of making the playoffs this season is great, but anything beyond that is asking too much. Progressing in the NBA is about taking steps each season. If the Warriors can resign their young talent like Biedrins, Ellis and bring in a few players here and there over the next three to five years, perhaps this team can compete for a title. However, even with an Iverson this team would not be winning NBA titles.
Lastly, as someone else mentioned, there is only one ball to shoot and with Iverson and Baron Davis on the floor together, no one else would get to shoot and this is a recipe for disaster.