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A Minor, but Good Deal

I think the Golden State Warriors should trade Brandon Wright to the Milwaukee Bucks, for Joe Alexander...Wright has been in Nellie's doghouse all last season, and now with the emergence of Anthony Randolph, another young power forward, it seems like the best thing for him, is to be traded...With Charlie V. gone, Wright could compete with Hakim Warrick for the starting power forward spot...Joe Alexander could play both forward positions and maybe some center for the Warriors because of his shot blocking abilities, and because everyone knows Don Nelson does the wackiest lineups in the league...I think this trade works out for both teams & players


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won't happen

Milwaukee would never accept this trade. Wright has proved nothing and is very raw. Alexander is the better player.

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Wrong

Some players just don't click with certain teams or certain coaches...Back to what I said in another post, if Devin Harris didn't leave Dallas and join the Nets, he would've never became the player he is today...Avery Johnson was restricting his game too much, where in New Jersey, Lawrence Frank allows him to run the show...Nellie has a history of being too harsh on his young players, by verbally abusing them...For a young kid, that can definitely drop ya confidence...He needs more minutes, which he can get playing for the Bucks and he needs a coach that will allow him to make mistakes and encourage him, instead of putting him down...The Bucks don't have much high expectations going into the season, and I'm pretty sure Scott Skiles will help develop him, the way he did Chandler, Eddy Curry, and Tyrus Thomas, when he was coaching the Bulls

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i cringe just thinking of

i cringe just thinking of that trade it just looks ugly

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disagree

The Bucks won't make the trade just to help the player. Alexander could develop too, and right now he is better than Wright. He is a better shooter with better form, is stronger and is more athletic.

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Chill

Wright has way more potential than Alexander..do you guys watch college basketball? Wright was a beast in college...He has Chris Bosh potential...All he needs is a team that will give him minutes and allow him to play through his mistakes...Look how T-Mac turned into a Superstar after he left the Raptors, to go the Magic...Doc Rivers gave him the playing time and the touches, and he was a straight beast...With Michael Redd's shooting and Bogut helping him on the blocks, he could be a beast...He just needs to put on weight...A player's weight has nothin' to do with their skills or potential, ala Kevin Garnett

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DID Chandler, Eddy Curry, and Tyrus Thomas really live up to expectation?

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No!!!

But when Scott Skiles coached them they did improve...First of all, what people don't seem to understand, is that a team can't have 15 stars on a roster, their has to players that just excepts a role...Every year in each draft, there are lottery picks, and people deem all those players to be stars or even a superstar, that's not gonna happen

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Wright vs. Alexander

I agree that weight doesn't necessarily have anything to do with potential. Kevin Garnett is much stronger than Wright ever will be, and so is Alexander. That is just a fact. My point is that Alexander is more gifted physically than Wright, and is more skilled. Also, Wright wasn't even his teams #1 option in college. Alexander was.

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This doesn't make sense

Let's take out the argument of what potential both players have, why would MIL do this trade from a roster stand point?

As you stated above, Alexander can play both Forward positions (center is laughable). I believe the plan is to try him at SF, if he is traded who plays SF for MILW?

With your deal MIL now was Wright, Amir Johnson, Warrick, Ilyasova, and Moute all who are more of a fit for PF than SF. They just released Bowen, so if your suggestion is to start Warrick at SF, that is a big mistake as he has maybe half the range that Alexander has.

We can argue who has more potential but unless MILW plans on playing 5 PF's each game the deal makes no sense for them.

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Umm

The Bucks do have small forwards, Ilyasova & Moute, are more small forwards than power forwards to me...Plus they can always wait till the 2010 draft to pick up, Aminu, Ebanks, or etc

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Wright

I see him a little like Tyrus Thomas with a better post game, but worse shooting. He didn't do much last year. He was efficient since most of his hoops were a product of his quickness and athleticism. He can't create for himself. He also didn't rebound great. He rebounded worse than his teammate, Anthony Randolph.

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Wright

I see him a little like Tyrus Thomas with a better post game, but worse shooting. He didn't do much last year. He was efficient since most of his hoops were a product of his quickness and athleticism. He can't create for himself. He also didn't rebound great. He rebounded worse than his teammate, Anthony Randolph.

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funny did they live up there expectation, hell no

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I think Joe Alexander is a

I think Joe Alexander is a better PF than SF. Also right now the Bucks have him as the backup PF on the depth chart behind Amir Johnson. Personally I think Joe Alexander is a straight up bust. Before people flip their lids on this & go nuts...please disagree respectfully. If Joe Alexander proves me wrong this season then I will 100% admit I was wrong. If I were the Bucks I would start Warrick at SF. People are clowning Wright but what exactly has Alexander done thus far. Also what does Alexander do well. He is a descent rebounder, poor passer, mediocre defender, he isn't efficient at all when he is on the court. Yes, he has a good looking jumper but he doesn't shoot that an impressive % from 3 pt. He just isn't a factor...maybe in the future but I just don't see it. I like Alexander & I hope he does prove me wrong.

I would hate this trade for the Warriors. Brandan Wright is the better player. So you guys are telling me if the draft was today & you could choose either Alexander or Wright then you would pick Alexander? I'm taking Wright allday everyday.

5pts 2rebonds 1asst in 12min Joe Alexander 42%FG 70%FT 1 turnover 6-8" 22 years old PER 10.19 Vertical 38.5 Wingspan 6'11".5
8pts 4rebounds 1asst in 18min Brandan Wright 53%FG 74%FT 1turnover 1steal 1block 6-10" 21years old PER 18.77 Vertical 35.5 Wingspan 7'3".75

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I agree w/ you 100%. I like

I agree w/ you 100%. I like Joe Alexander, but something about his game is off. Athletic and physically wise, he's great. I think it may be his IQ and the fact that he's a serious tweener. I wanted to see him make the transition to the small forward, but he's just really struggling.

Neither player has done much, but I think Wright has more potential. I'd keep Wright and it's not even close.

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Me personally

I dont understand what is so great about Brandan Wright. What skill does he have that makes you go, "he can be a good pro."? He is a good athlete and he has a nice frame to get big, but he has no skill as a basketball player.

And the thing thats holding Alexander back (from what Ive seen in summer league and once or twice in college) is that he plays stiff and isnt fluid at all. He doesnt have a defined role either, he isnt quite a good enough shooter to be a specialist, he is a good shotblocker and he is athletic be he isnt a defensive stopper because he falls asleep alot. And he isnt a scorer because he cant create his own offense. He's stuck in a dilemma. I think the trade is of relatively equal value.

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Both players are reasons why

Both players are reasons why you never draft a player just because he is athletic.

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agree

the bucks messed up by not picking anthoony randolph instead of joe alexander but the trade would work for both teams and if wright actually stays healthy he could help out the bucks in thier young team for the future.

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Wright

he needs to be healthy. He's solid i'd take him over Alexander for the Warriors

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Warriors should hold onto Wright
Wright is highly underrated right now. So trading him now would be a big mistake. It would be worse than giving up Belinelli for nothing (he had first round value but was never given any chance to show it). Wright hasn't been given a chance to show what he can do either. If the Warriors trade him he will develop into an allstar in the next 3-4 years.

What skills does he bring? Speed in the open floor. Shotblocking and the ability to consistently knock down shots within 12 feet of the basket. His touch is highly underrated.

I agree with gatorheels, this one isn't even close. As hard as Alexander works, we don't know if he has a position. Wright, though weak physically is still getting stronger and his game is improving. Wright and Randolph should ultimately be paired at the 4 and 3.

Obviously Wright doesn't have the same potential as Randolph, but he doesn't need to be moved to create room for Randolph. They're different players and Randolph has the versatility to play the 3.
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nellie

is a great coach at causing mismatches and what not. Nellie also causes rookie suicide, Golden state has to be very high on wright or they would't have traded jason richardson for him. Next season wright will get more playing time and numbers should rise dramatically.

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I agree if they start him. I

I agree if they start him. I think if you start Wright he can increase his numbers from 8ppg 4rpg to about 16ppg and maybe 7rpg. People forget Monta Ellis got hurt and missed 30 games. With a more consitant PG, Wright should flourish if healthy.

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I like this trade very much.

I like this trade very much. Wright is better than you guys think. I believe just like with Randolph people wrote him off some because he is skinny and did not get playing time. Wright if he gets playing time will show everyone how good he can be. Alexander is still a ways off to me but he does have a lot of potential that will probably come out on another team anyway.

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Speed in the open floor isnt

Speed in the open floor isnt a skill..and he barely averages a block a game. He also doesnt have a feared jumper inside of 12 feet and it isnt very consistent. Brandan Wright has no skill, Im telling you. He just can run, jump, and he has long arms.

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Wright

Wright is going to be the better player. Right now he has more potential. Give him a few more years and he can become a very capable player. Next year can be a make or break year for him though. He should start.
pg Curry
sg Ellis
sf Randolph
pf Wright
c Bendris/ Turiaf
bench Morrow, Bellinei, Turiaf
A very young athletic and talented lineup. Two guards who could play either positon. A very talented sf who could cause very difficult match up problems. And to bigs who add defense and rebounding while chipping in on the points also.

Reminds me of the Blazers when they started with alot of young talent. And kind of what the Thunder are doing know. If everyone continue to develop they should be a top team in the near future.

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Look from a pure basketball

Look from a pure basketball stand point, Alexander at the power forward for the Warriors than he would doing the same for the Bucks. Also Bucks should have better passing that would make a player like Wright a better fit. There will be a lot talent next year. Warriors right now do not really need Wright because they have enough players and the way Nelson line up go that he could never play. Alexander if you look at what the Bucks are doing will never get many minutes if he is a better power forward than small forward. The Bucks has Amir Johnson and Hakim Warrick who are both better Power forwards than him and also next year's draft will have a lot of more talented big men and is also a top free agent year. Bucks will more than likely have a high draft pick and go big so Alexander will fall on the depth chart because he does not have a solid position. Wright would at least give them a look a player that age wise and upside wise can compare better at the 4 than Alexander. Jennings would have more fun passing to wright for jams. Alexander has more potential but for this team he is not a good fit. Wright is not that good of a fit for the Warriors because they dont have a true point right now.

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woo woo do you know who is

woo woo do you know who is on GSW neither Maggette or Stephen Jackson would be coming off the bench behind Wright. Nelson also has a surplus of shooters and will likely play a lot of small ball that will give Wright hardly any time.

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Wright is the

morre effective player right now. I still would like to see how Alexander plays in the regular season with Jennings pushing the ball on the brake. I think he could play better when Meeks and Redd are on the wings on the brake. He could get more easy buckets if he runs hard and uses his athletiscm. Guys will have to pick up those two shooters on the brake leaving room inside. I think Jennings could get him more easy baskets. Wright is more capable on the court though up to this point.

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Wright not a bust
Alexander is nearly a full year older than Wright. I have little doubt if Wright had stayed at UNC he would have been a top 5 pick this year after winning a title. He has been slow to develop, but he is just 22, And has been given the stepchild treatment by Nellie... Future - No way you can't call him a bust yet.
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neither of those guys has

neither of those guys has done SH!T and I don't really think either will on their current teams. When I first read this post, I thought- what a dumb trade, but the more that I think about it the more sense I think it makes. I agree with Aran that if Wright gets traded, he could possibly be an allstar in 3/4 years. I don't think it happens though if he stays with the Warriors. Randolph is WAY better and plays basically the same position as Wright.

Wright's greatest attribute is his wingspan! (which you can't teach) and after that he also displayed a decent touch at UNC (like Aran said) although I didn't see it out to 12 ft... I saw it a lot more on little baby hooks, which are especially effective given his wingspan.

I think Wright could definitely use a change of scenery... I don't think I'd do that if I were the Warriors, just because I think they could get more for Wright.

Gatorheels, I wanna give you props for keeping it in your pants about a Warrior, for once! I thought you were gonna gush about Wright, but you kept it together. Hahaha I am gonna grill ya on calling Alexander a straight up bust though... like I've said before, you can't call someone that when they've only played a year in the league. you can say you think he WILL BE a straight up bust, (and i know you don't want to argue over technicalities) but people call you the greatest mind on here, and ya can't be that calling ppl busts after 1 year.

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