How do you guys think he fits into the team.....I think he could be a decent pro but not sure how hes going to fit into the team...
Lets say this is the starting 5
Thats a pretty good starting lineup and there bench is pretty deep as well with Azubuke, Morrow, Turiaf frontlining it
Ellis is more of a scorer then a distributer...Randolph will look to develop into the go-to scorer of the team...and Jackson has some PG skills as a 3...
With a backcourt of Ellis and Curry plus a bench that has Morrow, will Curry be able to get the amount of shots he needs?
If it were me I'd pull the trigger on a Biedrins, Curry, Wright for Stoudamire
I'm really curious to see what Curry will play like in the nba. I thnk he might struggle to get his own shot and defensively at the other end as well. But golden state seems like a good fit for him because he could play off of Ellis and Jackson and just sort of find his spots on the court where he doesn't have to be the focal point.
As for the trade, I don't really like it. Amare is more of a pf which is where I think Randolph will develop. If they put amare at center, his lack of dfense will hurt them.
I read today that Stephen Curry has been working a lot with Chris Paul this summer. I guess they have known each other for a while Curry grew up and was in Charlotte this summer, and Paul was in Wiston-Salem. Working out with Paul will definitely give Curry a head start as far as working on his skills as a passer and knowing what it is like to play point in the NBA.
I'm anxious to see Curry play also. Golden State has a very deep backcourt, so I'm anxious to see exactly where/how they'll play him. They already have Ellis and just re-signed Watson at point guard. They also have Acie Law and Speedy Claxton. Last season, Jackson played A LOT of point forward and Ellis played off the ball. At two guard they have Morrow and even though Azubuike and Jackson are both listed as a small forwards, they also play a lot of two guard. It'll be interesting to see how Don Nelson develops the chemistry.
I could see Curry struggling on the defensive end versus bigger players... However, I don't think he'll have any problems creating his own shot. He's a great ball handler, uses shot/ball fakes very well and has a super quick release.
Yeah, I agree Curry could have some trouble on defense against, but to his credit he is stronger than he looks. He did the combine weight of 185
10 times, which was 1 less than Jordan Hill. He is a little short, but with a summer of weight training added to his strength going in to this summer will make up for his height a little.
that will be an exiting team but i really question their defense it doesnt look like a very tough team.
Corey Maggette! I was going to mention him, but I read he was already mentioned.
I'd trade Curry, Wright, and Biedrins for Amare.
Amare plays PF which Randolph is at furthering the delay on his game and you lose your starting center. It could work though because they play run and gun style which could have Amare at Center with his athleticism.
PG - Ellis SG - Maggette SF - Jackson PF - Randolph C - Amare
Bench - Law, Turiaf, Morrow, and Azubuike.
I think they'd need more bigs if they traded for Amare.
After taking Curry out of everything it seems less...enticing? to me. I was talking myself out the trade, but I'm not sure now. It'd be tough.
Oh man...my bad, at first I was against the trade, but then I changed my mind...I apologize. lemme edit it
I think Golden State has a very good amount of young players with talent, but like everyone, I want to see if they can defend and if the potential backcourt of Curry and Ellis can mesh well. Curry didnt look like much of a PG or defender in SL, but he can get you about 4 or 5 assts a game. That wont be enough though. In their backcourt, they have only 1 player that can be considered a good defender and that Azibuike, and he isnt a true shutdown type. I dont think they can defend good enough to be a playoff team yet. Oh, and they might need to get rid of Nelson.