Apperantly his agent asked about a contract extension for 5 years and 60 million and Golden State doesn't want to give him that much money (can't blame them) so they want to move him. The leading candidates so far are Cleveland for JJ Hickson, New York for Nate Robinson, and Houston for Luis Scola.
As a Cleveland fan i have to say this would be robbery if it was a straight up swap.
His agent must be trying to get him traded because there's no way Randolph's camp honestly believes he's worth that much.
And I wouldn't call a straight up trade for JJ robbery lol. JJ can ball. You put him on a young team like the Warriors and he'd probably averaged a double double.
yeah Hickson is a great young player but randolph will never get that much but it is the warriors so we can never be too certain. but anthony is still a very young player and might not necessary help the cavs much this year
I hope NY is his destination but yall underrating JJ Hickson.
I saw Hickson play- He has alot of skill but he needs to be given that PT.
I don't think Randolph has proved himself to get 60 mil
i like hickson but he was given the pt and he played well at first but i guess teams started to figure out his game and he started playing worst and worst untill the coach just couldnt leave him in the game because he was hurting the team alot more then helping them
what young player doesn't struggle.
I don't think Cleveland is a right fit for him. He's not the banger but I think on a team like Milwaukee, he can be a 15-8 type player.
yeah all young players struggle but do you keep that strugging player in the game while youre team suffers or do you replace him with a player who helps youre team win?
No. That's when you scale back some PT. I think Hickson will be a good player next season
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they did scale back his minutes..hes played a good 18 18 and 12 min the past 3 games. but you still cant play a young player alot if the guy you replace him with is playing well. it makes no sense to give him more min if the guy whos playing keeps playing well. that means you are going to continue to give that guy more minutes as long as the guy continues to produce
actually developing Hickson may be their only chance of having a legit team in the east because with the Cavs regular season wins dont matter when you have Orlando, Boston, and Atlanta ahead of you and Chicago and few others nipping at your hills. Knicks are a star away from being better than the Cavs. Look at that team and it is all Lebron. Take him away and they look horrible. Shaq is to old and so is illgaukas. Mo Williams is an alright 2nd option but he is not star. West plays good every now and then and Varejo is a great energy guy but not much else.
If Anthony Randolph were to get traded to Cavs, you can forget about it, Lebron will win his first ring in June.
I like randolph, but i wouldnt want the knicks trading any young talent for him and then signing him for 5 years 60 million. He hasnt proven anything yet and is too skinny and brittle to tie up your cap like that.
i agree randolph hasn't done anything for that much money and i can see JJ being successful somewhere else but i think it would be robbery simply because randolph is so versitle and would pair with lebron beautifully.
i've seen bright spots from JJ but i've seen him get blocked by guards a lot more.
I wouldnt be suprised the potiental is there...I personally wouldnt do it thou! We have way worse contracts around the league so dont be shocked if it happens. I agree with the bucks he would fit nice with BJ
...in a terrible situation. Here's a guy with all the talent in the world and yet he's the back-up to Vladimir Radmonavic. He is so long and lanky, basically a mis match for anyone trying to guard him. He's a bit skinny, yes, but putting on weight shouldn't be a huge issue. I don't watch Randolph on a nightly basis, but work Nellie must not like his work ethic or something. He's just too talented to be sitting on the bench most of the time.
Nellie doesnt work to well with young players (See Monta Ellis 06 - 07 season and curry now). ant is younger then both of these guys. Plus A Ralph is not a good shooter. He only likes to have one player on the court who can shoot the long ball.
I dont know if the current ARandolph fits with the current Cavs. I always thought that the only thing LBJ needed to win a championship is a 4 that can shoot the long ball. He has never had that. Trading JJ for Randolph would be a good trade for the Cavs if Randolph stops trying to be a guard and tries to play like KG. If that trade were to go down, look at the bigs for the Cavs: Shaq, BigZ, Randolph, Verajo, Powe, Jackson. Which one can stretch the defense so Lebron can do his thing?? BigZ?? He can shoot but he is old and it is showing. Also, Randolph needs the ball alot, IMO, to be at his best. It looks like a great trade on paper but IDK. It would be interesting to see how that would work.
Im not even going to talk about the Warriors because I think they are just trading him because they are pissed off at him. They would almost take anything that was within reason to get him out of town.
He need to go to the Knicks.
I think Gallo and Randolph are scary together
As far as weight goes, people are looking into it a bit too deeply. Of course it helps, but not everyone is able to bulk up to a good weight. Look at Kevin Durant's frame. Do you really think that he can bulk up to 240+ without any problems? If Randolph can refine his handles and add a consistent jumpshot, then he should be a great player in the NBA.
i dont believe the knicks are just a star away. i read about them sometime slast week and how everyone agress not one player( not even lebron) makes them a title contender. they have a bunch of holes that need to be filled as well as there system of just run and gun. they are gonna need a pf a pg and a star next year (david lee is ghoast after this year)
you would think randolph would be a mismatch for everyone but he isnt. he has trouble against bangers if he has to guard them in a half court setting. he will get better hopefully and fulfill his potential but right now he has hs up's and downs. one game he will look very very good but then another he looks average. and yes the cavs will need hickson come playoff time but you cant play him alot of min all the time because hes very inconsistant. you have to go with the guy who is more consistant. yeah you wanna develop young guys but not at the cost of losing games if youre a team thats fighting for a title
If and Anthony randolph goes to cleveland as a laker fan i will be very scared and anthony randolph is 20 and lebron is 25 december 30 so they would be good for years and he could be the reason lebron stays in cleveland
id like to see him in cleveland but i dont think that addition would scare the lakers to much because that team still wouldnt be better then orlando. i would love to see them upset the lakers though. i think the cavs need to add some other players to be a elite team for the future as far as this year with that addition i dont think they are able to overtake boston
Surprised no one mentioned this yet, but there isn't much need to worry about Randolph's contract demands. First round picks aren't even eligible to sign extensions until after their third year, and those contracts don't begin until year five of the players career. Randolph, in his second year, has a ways to go until any of that applies.
Using the links supplied in the first post I tracked down the source of this "rumor" and its from Tim Kawakami. Typical of the mainstream sports writers with zero understanding of how NBA contracts work.
i was thinking the same thing mark as far as the contract thing with players still in there rookie contract
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Reports that the Golden State Warriors are willing to trade second-year forward Anthony Randolph don't bother him at all, according to his agent.
"If Golden State wants to trade Anthony, we're not opposed to that," his agent, Bill Duffy, said. "He hasn't asked for or demanded a trade, but if the Warriors feel it would be beneficial to them to trade him, we wouldn't be opposed to that at all."
In fact, others close to the 20-year-old Randolph say he would be pleased to get a fresh start elsewhere. He's averaging 11.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and a team-high 1.2 blocks while playing 22 minutes a game.
Despite his tremendous talent, concerns about Randolph's work ethic and lack of focus have led the Warriors to consider trading him, according to various reports. When reached by telephone, Larry Riley, Golden State's general manager, would not comment on the reports.
"I don't comment on trade rumors," Riley said.
Sources within the Warriors organization and around the league say the 6-foot-10 forward is available, but they said he is not being shopped.
"They're not trying to unload the guy," one Western Conference executive said. "But they are disappointed in him, so now they're willing to listen to other teams. Whereas before the season, their thinking was that he was untouchable and they wouldn't even listen."
Executives mentioned New York and Houston as clubs that have interest in Randolph, but he will not be easy to move because of the great disparity between his small salary ($1.8 million) and his perceived upside. The most likely trade scenario would include Randolph as part of a larger deal that featured a more accomplished player.
"I don't know that Randolph's stock has dropped around the league," the executive said. "He's a great talent; he just hasn't done much yet. So he's more of a sweetener that could get another deal done if you threw him in."
While the Warriors have complained about a perceived lack of maturity on Randolph's part, he has been upset with the sporadic way in which Coach Don Nelson has used him -- varying his minutes and even his position at times. In the five games this season in which he's played 30 or more minutes, Randolph has averaged 18.4 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors won three of those games, including victories over Portland and Dallas.
Randolph's representatives met with Warriors management last month to discuss his concerns, telling them that if his playing time didn't become steadier he would like for them to look into moving him. Duffy said he hasn't spoken with Riley about Randolph's situation since reports surfaced of the team's willingness to trade him.
"Whatever the Warriors decide to do, Anthony's going to continue to work hard and develop as a player," Duffy said.
Thats no reason to trde someone if they want a extension. typical of our ownership, we panic so trade everyone and buy tickets! its called negotiating.
lol..im not sure why they are thinking about trading him but it probably has to do with some internal problem more then on the court. that organization is just not right and the main problem is the head coach