07-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Hello. This leaves GS without any PG at all. Wonder what they will do or give up to get one? Very interesting, dont you think?
07-02-2008, 12:27 AM
Everybody saw this coming.
07-02-2008, 06:58 AM
The bad thing with thinking we will trade Felton to get Harrington, Wright, or whoever else is this... That will mean we lose our strength in the back court with the Felton/Smurf combo AND means we will have pretty much wasted a future first round pick for Ajinca (Harrington, Wright would definitely be in front of him for now). I'm just not sold on the idea of trading Felton unless we somehow manage to get a high quality PF and veteran PG in return and I don't see that in return from Golden State. I just don't see a deal with Golden State unless there is a third team involved and we get the great end of the deal...
Here is what GS is looking at with this situation:
"First off: It was going to be Monta Ellis' team even if Davis had stayed, now there's absolutely zero reason to limit Ellis' offensive portfolio. In fact, it just expanded - Ellis is probably the de facto point guard now.
Second: Unless the unlikely quest for Gilbert Arenas hits pay dirt, Davis' star power probably can't be replaced, but the Warriors may not need a player to do as much as he did for them.
Third: They have Brandan Wright, Anthony Randolph, Ellis and Andris Biedrins, assuming they keep Ellis and Biedrins through their restricted free agency. They don't need a complete post-Baron retooling.
There are point guards out there within reach. My current choice would be the New York Knicks' Jamal Crawford, a big, scoring point guard who may be trade bait as the Knicks seek to dump salary.
If the Warriors offered Al Harrington (big contract that expires in 2010, right when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can be free agents) and a protected future No. 1 pick, and took back Crawford and the horrible contract of Zach Randolph, would the Knicks bite? They might.
Crawford can be erratic and he's not the commander-on-the-court that Baron is, but Crawford is a giant talent worth a look if there is money to spend.
Another name of interest is Chicago's Kirk Hinrich, made less relevant there by the drafting of Derrick Rose. Hinrich isn't much of a value around the league because of his large long-term contract, but that doesn't concern the Warriors much now.
A third name: Memphis' Javaris Crittenton, like the previous two, a tall point guard who could mesh well with Ellis and also potentially obtainable if the Warriors take back Marko Jaric's lousy contract.
Other options could include: Denver's Anthony Carter, Miami's Jason Williams, Detroit's Chauncey Billups (if the Pistons are dumping salary), and Orlando's Keyon Dooling. No great names, but serviceable.
By the way, the addition doesn't have to be a point guard and it doesn't necessarily have to happen now. The Warriors could go after Clippers free-agent forward Corey Maggette in one stage and still have enough money to land the right point guard in five months or a year. "
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