To tell you the truth, I like Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, their both real good players, but for them to be teammates on the same team, I'm not feeling that too much...One of them has to go..Kevin Love nearly averaged a double double in his rookie season and needs time to shine, playing behind Al Jefferson, at power forward, and spurts at center, where he's undersized and overwhelmed in size and body by bigger 5's, would make it hard for him to maximize his potential...With that being said, I came up with a trade that will help out Love's situation and the Timberwolves, that would be for them to trade Al Jefferson and Mark Blount, to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis and Andris Biendris...Okay you guys are probably thinking, "this guy is crazy, why would the Timberwolves trade their franchise player?" "the person they traded Kevin Garnett for" Here's the reason to my madness, Al Jefferson, who just came off a season where he injuried his knee once again, isn't a player you can depend on to stay healthy, he's been plagued with knee problems since high school...Plus if Love could give u double doubles also, and he still has a lot of years to tap into his potential, and possible one day be an All-Star, why not trade Jefferson? Furthermore, with Rubio being drafted, he's the new face of the franchise and the marquee player, so Jefferson being gone would'nt be a big deal because in Biendrins, the Timberwolves gets back a young legit center, they can pair with Kevin Love in the frontcourt, and another big, that gets double doubles...In Monta Ellis they get a go to guy, that will put up 20 or more points a game....On the Warriors side, they get a player that is close to being an All-Star, and he will playing for Nellie, because he would play him at center, where Yao Ming's spot in the All-Star game is up for grabs, and Shaq is on the East now, so a reserve center on spot is up for grabs also...Jefferson, Randolph, and Curry could become the new faces of the Warriors franchise, and together they would make one heck of a trio...I could definitely see all three of them putting up big numbers in Nellie's system, and Curry ending up with Rookie of the Year...Nellie wants to badly get rid of Ellis, so if that means trading away him and Biendris, he'll do it...So I definitely see this as a deal that can happen
THATS A GREAT TRADE MY MAN..BUT SOME PLAYERS ARE GOOD ON CERTAIN TEAMS ..I THINK ANDRIS B. IS 1 OF THOSE PLAYERS...THE WARRIORS RUN AND GUN SYSTEM IS TAILORMADE FOR HIM...
Kurt Rambis is set to make the Wolves run and gun too, because he's either gonna have Flynn or Rubio running the show, so Biendris would fit good with their system too
Yeah but why would the warriors want jefferson, hes slow as hell and wont fit their system at all, this is just like the suns bringing in shaq and how did that work out? There also giving up Biendris a young 23 year old center thats perfect for their system. I could see them trying to get rid of ellis contract but this trade doesnt make sense for the warriors and would not go down, but i do love ur enthusiasm.
I honestly dont think GS would do that deal. They are giving up on Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins who they just signed both to big deals. They wouldnt have someone to play the point. And Biedrins is better defensively than Jefferson and GS needs the D. I say no deal for GS.
I love this deal, and Champzilla they don't run n gun on every possession, they do have a half court game you know? Think about it how much would Jefferson open up the court for Morrow and Curry to knock down wide open 3's?
This is not a bad trade but I doubt the GSW does it unless they also get a 1st rounder.
GS needs more incentive than just Jefferson and Blount. Besides if they get Jefferson, then he's going to have to play center for them. The ideal fit for Jefferson is having a defensive big...a guy like Beidrins behind him so he can play the 4. That's a steal for the Wolves, but just too much talent for GS to give up without getting more in return. Besides, there really aren't that many quality centers in the league, especially ones that play as effeciently and rebound as well as Beidrins. The guy is only 23. Ellis on the other hand...there are plenty of guys that can do what he does, so he's replaceable, especially if they are sold on Curry like I think they are.
I think Minnesota should add Ridney Carney or Songalia to the deal and it would be official.
You made up this trade so one young pf doesn't have to play out of position, but sending Jefferson to GSW would force him to play out of position because of Randolph. Goldenstate would be very stupid to do deal Biedrens, he's too perfect for them, and they have him locked up for a long time, for what I think is a bargain. I don't know why GSW would trade their only legit C, for another pf who they would have long term when they already have two young potentially good to allstar caliber players in Wright and Randolph
interesting trade. I agree that it is gonna be hard for KLove and Jefferson to flourish together. They compliment each other offensively, but defensiveley, they are both like 6-10 pf's who play below the basket. Longer teams give them fits when they are on the court together.
With that said, Jefferson is the franchise, and I wouldn't want to trade him. He was an all-star last year whether he made the team or not.
I honestly think both teams should pull the trigger on this. Biedrins and Ryan Hollins would make one of the longest and most athletic big man combo's while Love would provide the toughness and size, as well as outlet passes. Ellis could shine playing alongside Flynn or Rubio.
For GState, I like it as well because they get a go to superstar to anchor a team that is loaded with perimter talent.
fastdan, I would really hold off on calling Brendan Wright all-star caliber. He hasn't shown me anything and cant find the court despite playing in a system that is tailor made for his skill set. Randolph should be great, but with him at the 4 and Jefferson at the 5, they would compliment each other perfectly. Jefferson is easily the best player involved in this deal and with Nelle's small ball approach, he would give them the inside force to make everyone else's job that much easier.