Team Preview: Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors used their number 7 pick on Stephen Curry, the sharpshooter from Davidson. Playing his first 2 years at shooting guard, he transitioned to point his junior year. Can he run a team in the NBA? IMO, i dont think he can. He is more of a 2 and The GSW really needed a point guard. As much as he fits in the run and gun system, I think Brandon Jennings shouldve been the pick. Monta Ellis will eventually transition to the 2 cos he can not be a point guard in this league. He averaged 20 ppg when Baron was the point, and he will not be successful as the point guard. Assuming the Amare Stoudemire trade does not go down, i think the warriors will not make the playoffs and will be a lottery team once again. Do not get me wrong, they have a nice nucleus in Ellis, Jackson, Biedrins, Curry, and Randolph. I do think they need to acquire a solid big man, maybe a Brandon Bass or maybe all star caliber players in Chris Bosh or Carlos Boozer? Yes i am from the Bay Area and i know alot about the Warriors. As much as i love Curry, they should have taken the flashy Jennings because Ellis is not the point guard of the future. I just cant see him being a point guard in this league.
PG Monta Ellis
SG Stephen Curry
SF Stephen Jackson
PF Anthony Randolph
C Andris Biedrins
6th Man: F Corey Maggete
Thats a hell of a line-up, but i dont see it being enough to get them to the playoffs. And i am against the Stoudamire trade becos we would be giving up too much. Maybe next season GSW, im sure we can find a point guard or a legit Forward in the 2010 Draft. Not trying to get ahead of myself, I would love to get Derrick Favors or maybe a Kemba Walker. Al-Farouiq Aminu would be pretty nice for the Warriors. And sorry fellas, this is a pretty long forum post. haha
Not Bad. I think the Warriors need to make the Stoudemire deal. I think Randolph will be a solid 17-10 player and maybe Most Improved.
The Stoudemire trade is a bad deal IMO because the Warriors should keep their young talent. Let the young guys develop their skills and team chemistry. Personally I believe the Warriors will make the playoffs this year with their current roster. baller03...Curry can and will play PG with no problem. He has good ball handling skills and is a great passer. Trust me Anthony Morrow & Anthony Randolph are both going to be greatly improved this year. I expect both of them to start to be big factors.
As you see the Warriors have plenty of depth and a ton of great scorers. If they can learn to play defense they will be very dangerous. I still think they make the playoffs.
I think Wright and Belinelli has struggled...they need a fresh start.
I think the deal should be
Curry, Wright, Belinelli and Biedrens for Stoudemire, Tucker and a 2010 2nd rounder
Also, Having Stoudemire is a solid audition for GS to prove they could be a good area for FA's in 2010
I would probably do a deal similar to that:
Wright, Belinelli, Biedrins, Azubuke for Amare, 2010 2nd rounder
Golden State would just be giving up too much if they include Curry.
I think if your GS and Don Nelson, you add Stats because you been there for 4-5 years now, he could be on the hotseat...
Golden State is a good young and running team, however, they still lack a bruiser. A strong player who can defend, rebound and handle the likes of Shaq and Howard.
Dhamp....you know the name
Well remember Bob Knight or Vitale said Curry is one of the best passers they have ever seen. He is def a better point guard than Ellis and I think he can play point. Bass might be a nice player since he can run but they already have Turiaf. Bosh is a much better fit than Boozer for running but Boozer might be able to work too. I like their team I hop they keep Curry.
Ellis is not even a point guard. He's worse the Agent zero.