What's happening with the Warriors pick anyway?
I'm hearing Udoh, Aminu, or Monroe. But which one? Any chance they trade the pick?
They're having a firesale so everyone but Curry is up for grabs, I've heard they want to package the pick with Ellis, but if that doesn't happen I think it's between Monroe and Udoh.
I'm hoping for Monroe...but apparently they really liked Udoh's suit, and so they're looking at drafting him. According to Chad Ford's latest mock draft, they want to trade the pick, but whoever wants it would have to take on Monta Ellis's salary...yet another stupid salary dumping move, of course.
Based on who'll be available, the 6th pick isn't worth taking back Ellis' salary.
@butlerbulldogs, is Ellis so bad that to dump his salary, you have to give up something of value to do so? Maggette is over 30 and is injury prone, so I can see why you would want to dump his salary, but Ellis is only 24 and could still get better. His defense is suspect, but there were games where he played excellent defense (on Kobe and Roy last year)...he could probably play ok D if he wanted to. I'm not trying to overvalue him, because I see his faults, but still...what would it be, the 6th and Ellis for some expiring scrub? I hope not.
Golden State sends Ellis + #6 to Indiana for Murphy and #10. Warriors pick up Xavier Henry (or maybe Paul George).
Why GS does trade: salary dump and to pick up versatile player who can potentially play two positions (SG/SF) and is a better shooter/defender than Monta. Murphy is an immediate upgrade in the front court, as he is one of the best rebounders in the league. Yes, I know this would be his second go around, but get over it. He only has two years left on his contract.
Why Indiana does trade: They pick up Monroe and a high-volume scoring guard, which they need. It's an upgrade for them at two positions (C and SG).
It's not that Ellis is so bad. It's the fact that at the current economic state, his contract is atrocious.
His contract is big, but it's not so bad because he at the very least produces. Yes, in terms of wins produced, he actually hurt the team last year...but that statistical measure doesn't take into account the fact that he had to play with Tolliver and Hunter for most of the season, two D-League callups...
I mean, someone like Varejao has a bad contract, because he's overpaid to play on the bench. Jamison has a bad contract because he's old. Ellis doesn't usually play D, but at the very least, he can ball. I mean, Ellis's contract isn't great, but it's not the first that comes to mind when I think of bloated contracts.
It does come back to Chris Cohan, though. Cohan wants to sell the team, if the team is a blank slate, I assume it's easier to sell and would net him more money. Oh well. There goes the 2010-2011 season.
theyre 100% getting aminu
I like Monroe, so I am partial to the rumor that Golden State would take Udoh. Nobody wants a player that they like to get sent to that mess. In all seriousness, the Warriors need to bottom out. Dumping Maggette's contract helps. Getting out from under Ellis and Biedrins would help more. People hated me for writing this, but it literally did not matter who they had on the court last year. They scored 110 points and lost. They had NBDL players who did no worse than guys making $3-15 million. If they are going to be bad, then they might as well be bad and cheap.
i agree rhofern.. im almost positive theyll get aminu after trading magette, without him azubuike is their starting sf... and also its a position they wont have a lot of depth in...
if theyr trading the pick along with ellis why dont teams pull the trigger now?thats a steal, the guy can score,defend, pass and shoot plus you get the sixth pick.i dont know any team who couldnt use some scoring of the bench or a starting combo guard. if im a gm and i have an expiring contract/s id call GS right now! plus he only makes 11 mil thats a bargain compared to guys like tj ford. indiana should call them up since theyve been trying to get a pg. does gs just want cap relief or some talent as well?